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Tying The Knot Without Busting The Budget

Busting the Budget photoA trip to the courthouse is not a storybook wedding but it is easy on the budget. There is absolutely nothing wrong with getting married cheaply. The emotions, feelings, and certificate are the same for a justice of the peace as they are for a $100,000 dream wedding. All the ladies out there just shuddered, but in reality, you are still married to your soul mate and life will be the same as you go forward, no matter how you tie the knot. If you can afford it…have a wedding to end all weddings. If you can’t afford it, don’t let a small budget get you down. You can have a great time without starting your married life in debt.

Cheap Wedding or Wedding Done Cheap

It seems like everything related to marriage is expensive. Wedding venues, rehearsal dinners, flowers, cakes, and then we get to the obligatory Wedding Reception. Now there is the caterer, DJ, bartender and more to pay for. Before you know it the costs have ballooned and the wedding budget now resembles the National Debt.

What are a prospective Bride and Groom to do? You can get your Aunt to do the cake, your cousin has a small DJ setup and Uncle Joe makes a hell of a bartender. So, you get married at the courthouse and hold your reception in grandma’s back yard. Well, it IS cheaper, just not what you dreamed of as a little girl.

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Yes Virginia, Affordable Wedding Receptions Are Real

Fear not ladies and gents, all is not lost. It is not only possible but likely more enjoyable to have a simple, fun wedding reception. I know we poked fun at the budget reception previously. However, you can’t deny that you would still be married when it was over and you will probably have a boatload of fun in granny’s back yard. There are affordable venues and packages out there for brides and grooms. The true key to affordable celebrations is to decide what is really important to the new couple. For instance, if you are not really a fan of bakery goods, ditch the expensive cake and serve ice cream. You can always forgo the Professional DJ and his standard playlist and stream your favorite songs from your smartphone. There is another part of the process that can save you big bucks also…Location.

Welcome To The Home of Affordable Receptions

In a true shameless plug, we humbly suggest visiting The Beacon Center website. Yes, we are primarily a business meeting venue but we designed the Center with parties in mind also. The Beacon Center has a neutral decor to enable your decorating imagination to run wild. We are big enough for a crowd of guests but small enough for them to mingle and chat. We offer inclusive packages and can even connect you with local vendors should you still want that cake or flowers or DJ. You can still have a dream wedding, without the nightmare costs. All you have to do is visit our website, take our video tour, use your imagination, book a personal tour and a truly Affordable Reception will become a reality. Heck, we can even marry you right on the spot, since our owner, Becky Stonebarger is a Certified Wedding Officiant!

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Becky Stonebarger

The Beacon Center is the collaborative effort of Husband and Wife team, Gil & Becky Stonebarger. Becky is the mastermind and driving force behind the Center, with Gil supporting her every step of the way. With over 50 yrs of combined experience in Hospitality, Becky & Gil finally realized their dream of an affordable, inspiring space for Businesses and Individuals alike to meet, train or just party. Becky has owned several businesses through the years and is very proud of her degree in Casino Management and is currently working on her Event Planning degree as well. Gil is a US Navy Veteran who has managed hospitality operations across the country for over 30 yrs. They have been happily married for over 30 yrs, have two daughters and two grandchildren.

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