Different Venue, Different Wording – The good wedding reception invitation wording will be excellent in giving the direction to the guests about where they need to go, since the wedding ceremony takes place at the same venue as the reception. Commonly, these invitations are on a separate card that is included with the actual wedding invitation, if the reception will take place soon following the service. Besides, you can also add a response card that enables guests to easily RSVP and gives you a proper head count to plan for at your celebration.
Also, before selecting your wedding venue, you have to consider the number of guests you will invite. For instance, if you have invited 500 people then the wedding party venue should be having a lot of room or else you invited guests will feel upset and frustrated because no one wants to spend his/her time in a place which is congested. At the same time if the reception venue you choose can hold up to 500 people and you invited only 200 then it would look empty and boring. So, it is advisable here that you must select a party venue considering the number of guests that will be attending your wedding reception.
Keep Invitations Light. The more people you invite, the large & larger the bill gets. Try to keep the wedding invitation list limited to closest friends and relatives and NOT everyone you’ve ever met.
Close the Open Bar. Buy (in bulk) beer, champagne, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages and serve them yourself. (This is a big help when creating a cheap wedding reception)
Decorated Locations. Consider a location that already has decorations in place OR requires fewer decorations – places like botanical gardens, beaches, churches (during the holidays), or even a park.