The website Bankrate.com, best known for its interest rate quotes and calculators, also offers loads of advice on how to save money.

That includes 10 ways to save money on your wedding, including this rule-of-thumb on the size of the guest list.

"Don't invite more guests than you can spend one minute of time with."

So a 300-member guest list translates to a five-hour reception and a 150-member guest list translates to a 2½-hour reception.

Patrick Kennedy