Wedding Budget Tip #37: Think outside the box for catering

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Wedding Budget Tip #37: Think outside the box for your wedding catering.

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 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.

So tell us: what are you doing for your wedding catering?

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