Have a tiny guest list – It’s your day and you can choose who to invite and what you can afford. Don’t go into a huge debt just to impress anybody. You will get a bad case of wedding hangover when you get the bills.
Have a destination wedding – Not everyone will be able to make it, but the ones that matter will….
Keep negative people off your guest list – Even if they are family, you want only happy guests sharing your special day. It will make a huge difference.
Have a “themed wedding” – Forget tradition and social pressures. Make this day your own, no matter what that means. You will be happy you did! (Game of Thrones anyone?)
Getting married somewhere different – You don’t have to get hitched in a church or temple. Try something exciting, a hot air balloon, a boat, a ranch, the desert, an aquarium, the zoo or anything else that makes you happy. Your guests will enjoy a different venue and experience.
Skip the wedding cake and try something different – Again, it is ok to do something different like ice cream bars or brownies (not the happy ones). People will always remember something special and wedding cakes are really expensive, so you can save some bucks for the honeymoon.
Serve BBQ – It will make the affair fun, different and very yummy!
Make it beach chic, not black tie – This will make a huge difference in the mood of the party as people will be more relaxed and ready to party.
Have a shot girl – Distributing shots can accelerate the speed at which the party will get banging! Just make sure you have enough alcohol available if it gets crazy!
Don’t take traditional wedding pictures – It is a huge effort and consumes a lot of time and at the end you will probably look at the party pics more than the traditional ones. Make it fun for you and party like it’s 1999BC!!!!