Are you planning your wedding on a budget? Catering at weddings is usually what costs the most at a wedding, whether you are planning a seated or a buffet wedding reception. Be smart when it comes to choosing your wedding menu.
Here are 4 ways you can save money on, but still satisfy your guests:
3 Course Menus:
If you want to have a seated dinner at your wedding, a 3-course menu which starts with a soup or a salad is more than enough.
The Hors D'oeuvres:
Caterers usually offer a long list of hors d'oeuvres. Pick only 3 or 4 of them.
You don't have to serve each and every choice your caterer gives you. And don't forget that hors d'oeuvres are just something for your guests to nibble on before dinner.
To save money on the serving staff, you don't necessarily need waiters to serve them. Have them placed on tables for guests to serve themselves.
Have food stations that will complement your menu, such as a pasta station, or falafel and shawerma stations, or even a salad bar.
Wedding Cake Vs. Wedding Cupcakes:
We all know how cupcakes are the latest trend all over the world! People simply love cupcakes. Consider having a cupcake tower at your wedding instead of the original wedding cake.
Skip the Delicacies:
Fish, caviar and crab can all be pretty expensive to have on your wedding menu or buffet.
You don't need to serve expensive food at your wedding, keep it simple!
Ask for Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables:
Believe it or not, asking for fruits or vegetables that are in season can really cut down on your wedding bill!
Snacks vs. Dinner:
You don't need to serve dinner at you wedding; serving some pastries and sweets is also a very good way to save on your wedding catering.
You can have some pastries and salads served, and then some sweets. If you don't want to have a dessert bar, then have a Knafa stand instead.