This post is part of a recurring series here on BSB where we share wedding budget tips to help you save money on your wedding! You can access all the wedding budget tips on a single page for your convenience and future reference. This post shares how thinking outside the box for wedding catering could save you big bucks!
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.
For a casual and fun picnic-style wedding, consider offering packaged meals. Can you picture cutely packaged boxed lunches that your guests can enjoy on the lawn? Just imagine them sprawled on picnic blankets in the grass for a casual-chic style reception. Getting creative and thinking outside of the box can really help reduce your overall spend, and add another special detail to your big day.
Being strategic in setting your wedding menu can truly help you save money on your catering bill. To reduce your food spending, consider incorporating some of these affordable wedding foods.
So tell us: what are you doing for your wedding catering?
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Editor’s note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more pandemic wedding resources here.