Six Ideas to Keep Your Wedding Menu Within Your Budget
Many wedding receptions make up as much as 50% of the total wedding expenditures.
Sit down dinners in nice hotel ballrooms are not cheap. Fortunately, you and your partner
get to choose your wedding menu and there are ways to make it more budget friendly.
Here are six to consider:
Close The Bar
An open bar will quickly drain your budget. Have bottles of beverages,
including wine, beer and soda, on each table and let guests help themselves.
Have A Buffet
Buffets are cheaper than meals served to guests because there are fewer servers
involved. This also allows guests to choose which foods they want to eat.
Choose Seasonal Foods
To maximize your savings, create your wedding menu around foods that are in season.
Not only will the food be cheaper, it will be fresher and taste better as well.
Have A Brunch
A cost effective strategy is to have your wedding in the morning and having a brunch
afterwards. You will need less meat, a costly component of wedding menus, and can
incorporate some fun features such as custom made waffles and omelets.
Offer A Dessert Buffet
Another non traditional, but money saving option, is have a dessert bar in lieu of a
multi tiered wedding cake. Have a selection of cookies and cupcakes for guests to enjoy
at the reception, and also provide small boxes for them to take a few goodies home with them as a wedding favor.
For a more casual reception, have a picnic in a large park pavilion. Work with a local
cater to provide a variety of sandwiches, salads and desserts for your guests.
Be upfront with your caterer and ask about other ways to cut costs so that you do not have
to shorten your guest list in order to provide an excellent meal following your wedding ceremony.
Even by employing some cost cutting tactics, you can still create a delicious wedding menu.
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