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This post is part of a recurring series here on BSB – we share a wedding budget tip every Tuesday to help you save money on your wedding! You can also see past posts (and a sneak peek at what's ahead) on this wedding budget tips page for your convenience and future reference.

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Wedding Budget Tip #37:

Think outside the box for catering – food truck, shrimp boil or pig roast, anyone?

There are many ways to save on your wedding reception catering, from offering only hors d'oeuvres to just hosting a cake and punch reception. But if you're really interested in hosting a full meal for your guests at your reception, there are lots of unique options to consider!

If you think outside the box for your wedding catering, you could save even more money. Brunch and breakfast foods are often less expensive than the usual dinner fare of steak and chicken, and you can offer your guests a larger spread or variety. Consider unique food options that make the meal more of an experience, such as hiring different food trucks for your guests to pick from. Other great options for a low-cost and unique dinner menu include a shrimp boil or a BBQ pig roast.

Related: Learn more about hiring a food truck for your wedding.

For a casual and fun picnic-style wedding, consider offering cutely packaged boxed lunches that your guests can enjoy on the lawn, sprawled on blankets in the grass. Getting creative and thinking outside of the box can really help reduce your overall spend, and add another special detail to your big day.

So tell us:

what are you doing for your wedding catering?

Leave a comment below and let us know!

 

Want more wedding budget tips? Come back next Tuesday for the next post in this series.

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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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