I'm in the process of planning for a 2015 wedding in Pittsburgh and I'm in need of some recommendations for reception sites. We're paying for the wedding ourselves, so ideally I'd like to spend as little as possible while still having a nice experience and still have money to live with after the wedding. Because we haven't set a specific date or signed on with any vendors yet, we have some flexibility with time, but I would like to start getting things in motion soon. As of now, we are planning for about 125 people; We'd love to have all our family and friends there, but if we need to cut down on the guest list, we could make it happen. The kicker is, we're attempting to stay under 10k for everything. I realize that limits a lot of our options, but I'd like to see if this is something we can pull off (or if I'm not being realistic). The way I see it is, if there's a way we can put together a nice wedding and walk away without starting our next chapter in life in debt then its at least looking into. I've read examples of other low budget weddings and I think with the right place, budget friendly vendors and some DIY projects it might just work. Do any other Pittsburgh brides have ideas on ways I can make this happen, or should we just scrap the idea and elope?