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Often the most expensive thing in your wedding planning is covering the cost of food. It’s not necessary to feed the masses. If you are on a small budget for your wedding and don’t want to carry a lot of debt after the wedding and really need to plan something that is affordable, a great way to save some bucks is to have your wedding in the afternoon – say around 2 p.m. – and have a cake and punch reception. Usually the time of day will dictate the type of reception. Mid afternoon is the best time – sometime between lunch and dinner. Forgo full dinner service.

punchDecide whether you will have a choice of non-alcoholic and alcoholic punch or no alcohol at all. You could serve a signature drink, such as punch or a favorite cocktail, instead of providing a full bar.

A cake and punch reception usually…

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