I decided to make a Flip Flop Basket for our reception, because I was at a wedding last year and ...
As far as my wedding planning is going... by that I mean I'm still at square 1, the only thing for sure is my dress so far... I have no wedding budget yet.
There is supposed to be help from the in-laws, my mom isn't helping (she's not well and on disability) my dad is paying for our honeymoon so that leaves my future in-laws to help with the Reception. I have no idea how much they're planning on kicking in and I'm getting pretty frustrated about it.
I was going to phone my FMIL and tell her that we are having a reception, but we are going to ask everybody to pay for their own meals.
The wedding is in 3 months! Reception locations are filling up FAST! All the good places are booked so I'm going with the best thing I can find. Its a choice between a hall, tables, chairs, dishes and cutlery are all there, white linens and a projection screen... they even have mics. Charge is 500 for the hall, that includes clean up... her meals are 25 per plate, all we would need are centerpieces, chair covers... head table decotations... and a DJ. Sounds pretty damn good to me. I would have to change the date to July 31st but I'm ok with that.
There are going to be 250 people or more at the reception. I CAN NOT AFFORD TO FEED THAT MANY PEOPLE. Especially at 25 bucks each! I don't want to ask people to pay for themselves... but I honestly CAN NOT AFFORD IT. I'm starting to not even want a reception :(
The other option is outdoor, beside a beautiful lake. I would have to rent tables, chairs, catering, DJ, the works. I'm not sure if it would end up being any cheaper (I doubt it). So I don't know, is it rude to ask people to pay for their own meals? I don't want to and It's really bumming me out... just another thing to add to the pile! :( :( :(