My gf and I have started casually discussing the idea of getting married. Let’s not turn this into a discussion about marriage vs. non-marriage, but instead let’s focus on specific ways one can save money on the wedding itself.
GF has a huge family and a lot of friends. I’m estimating that the total number of guests will be ~150.
Venue and food seem to be the two largest costs. Are there any good ways to save on these costs specifically? I’m not talking about renting the local VFW hall, or hosting it at a public park. I don’t think either of those suggestions would fly with the gf.
Secondly, what do you think the effects of COVID will be on the wedding industry? Personally I think weddings will become much more expensive over the next couple of years, as there is a huge backlog of couples who are looking at getting married.