I have been looking into reception halls for the wedding. I am shocked with the prices. Most places are wanting at least 700 dollars, that is for an empty room. If you want a room with anything more than tables and chairs, the price is over 1,000. This is insane! Thankfully I have made a lot of great friends over the years. I have an amazing DJ and catering service to do most of the work. I am shocked that people are still getting married in a traditional setting. I will no longer be surprised when I hear about someone eloping. What is wrong with people?!? The cheapest reception hall I have found is 450, which does include ugly tables and chairs. You can rent linens, plates, and everything else for the wedding through rental services. A table linen is around $3.00. When growing up they never tell you how much your dream wedding will cost. Of course, the wedding isn't nearly as important as the marriage. However, I am a girl and I want a real wedding. I am looking to have a unique wedding. Which using the word unique requires more money.  If I am asking people to drive an hour...I should feed them something more than a cold sandwich. I am amazed at how society has accepted these changes. Don't worry, I will be sure to let everyone know the better deals out there. (of course once I have reserved them on my date) I have been looking into reception halls for the wedding. I am shocked with the prices. Most places are wanting at least 700 dollars, that is for an empty room. If you want a room with anything more than tables and chairs, the price is over 1,000. This is insane! Thankfully I have made a lot of great friends over the years. I have an amazing DJ and catering service to do most of the work. I am shocked that people are still getting married in a traditional setting. I will no longer be surprised when I hear about someone eloping. What is wrong with people?!? The cheapest reception hall I have found is 450, which does include ugly tables and chairs. You can rent linens, plates, and everything else for the wedding through rental services. A table linen is around $3.00. When growing up they never tell you how much your dream wedding will cost. Of course, the wedding isn't nearly as important as the marriage. However, I am a girl and I want a real wedding. I am looking to have a unique wedding. Which using the word unique requires more money.  If I am asking people to drive an hour...I should feed them something more than a cold sandwich. I am amazed at how society has accepted these changes. Don't worry, I will be sure to let everyone know the better deals out there. (of course once I have reserved them on my date)