Has anyone else had a later service to help reduce the budget?
I have a friend who got married at 5pm and then the ceremony went straight to the party. I wasn't there as I was travelling but wish I had of been because now I'm considering doing this or a wedding abroad to cut the cost.
My ideal amount to spend would be 10K, but if I have to I will push to 12k. I wouldn't want to spend anything more than this for one day. I just wondered if anyone has done this , or been to a wedding like this?? Do you miss out the speeches too if so? And I'm guessing the deal with food is maybe just canopies and then a buffet later on.
The issue is although this sounds good I wouldn't want my wedding to just feel like a party. It needs to have some memorable moments of course! Doing this worries me a little bit as the shorter ceremony with less guests takes less time and then the party with the evening guests might just feel like you have only a few hours to get around the room to see everyone!
Any thoughts on this or other ideas for cutting the wedding budget??