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.
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.
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)
Weather would be an important factor as well such as a covered venue would be good if your wedding is taking place in winter or if it is summer time then you can go for an uncovered venue since you would want to spend most of the time outdoors with your guests.
It is very true that you need to spend quite a lot of time when you are planning a wedding. Most couples will agree that this is a really time consuming job. However, it is certainly worth spending the time since you would like to make it perfect. You would like to share your happiness with your guests. You should also consider your wedding reception invitations carefully to this end.