So the FI wants us to get married and have our reception in his aunts backyard(I have been past the house but not to the yard). He thinks it will be cheaper than the cost to rent a hall or finding somewhere that for one flat rate pretty much everyting will be included. I have been trting to explain that I do want to have an outdoor ceremony the idea of a backyard wedding is nice but it could cost us just as much as anywhere else. You have to keep in mind tent, lighting, tables chairs and anything else that would be a necessity to have must be rented. We both agreed that we are willing to spend about $3000 give or take on food and bev. We are estimating about 100 people and most of minee are out of towners. Ughhhhhh, he just is getting on my nerves at the moment. Maybe once I see what amount of space the yard is then things may be okay.