Tip from a Real Bride: If you don’t have a lot of money to spend on reception food, change the time of your wedding. Have a late morning wedding so that the reception will be in the early afternoon. Then just have platters of lunch meat, cheeses, crackers, etc. Things will be much more laid back and people will be more social. After the reception, invite your closest friends and family to a nice dinner. Things will be much more relaxed and you’ll have the opportunity to spend time with those you love most. ~ Nicole Neumann & Fawad Syed, Washington D.C.