Dinner is so overrated. Who hasn't feasted upon so many delicious appetizers that the entrée became unappealing? And even a six-year-old knows to rush through dinner to get at dessert. Before you plan a reception that includes dinner, consider one of these stylish, and value-packed, alternatives.
You don't need to go into debt to throw a party worth remembering. We asked four event pros to plan gorgeous receptions for 150 people. Their savvy ideas will put you—and your wallet—in the mood to celebrate.
Go ahead and show that inspiration folder full of beautiful photos to your florist—but don't be surprised when you're told that your dream arrangements will cost at least $300 per table to pull off. There's no getting around the fact that high-quality design never comes cheap, but the majority of the ideas featured here can actually be created for much less. So share our tips with your florist and start brainstorming!