Food & Drink Menu Ideas and Cheap Wedding venues on reasonable prices
I have always dreamed of getting married. My husband was supportive of the idea of wedding venues. When we decided to come up with our wedding celebration, we could not dream that it would cost so much.
Indeed, it was a shocker to us when we found out the amount of money we would have to finance in order to have a reception. The lowest price per person for dinner stood at $35, not including alcohol. In total, a wedding we planned of wedding venues would cost us more than $10,000.
Cheap wedding venues food and drink
Saving on food and beverages can be tiresome and costly, but you will save a lot of money by organizing them on your own. In order to save and come up with a cheap wedding reception, one that won’t ruin you financially, we propose the following:
Drinks and beverages
Restraint yourself from serving a variety of alcoholic beverages by sticking only to two or three kinds – wine and beer, for example. This way you can reduce the possibility of people getting drunk at the reception.
A splendid advice is to offer more non-alcoholic beverages. Serving smoothies and frozen mocha sounds like a good idea.
Another great idea is to offer one signature drink, maybe the one you and your spouse find tasty and of good quality. There may not be a lot of variety, but at least it would be of high quality.
Wedding Reception: Wedding menu ideas
When it comes to food, stick to basics. Most of the guests will be hungry as soon as they arrive at the reception. Start them off simple and serve crackers, cheese squares or some fruit. That will satisfy them for the starters.
A good solution is also to save money by preparing appetizers on your own. Just have them prepared ahead of time and stashed in the fridge. Have them ready an hour or two before the reception starts.
By following these few tips you will be able to save a great deal on your wedding menu ideas.
Although having a bunch of servers running around your wedding reception sounds like a nice and posh idea, in reality it amounts to high costs of a reception. Focus your attention on the presentation of the food, introduce self-service, and stick to a reduced number of servers who will only serve the main dish.
People tend to think that they are obliged to throw a fancy and glitzy reception, when it comes to their weddings, one filled with a variety of food and drink, where caterers run to acquaint every need of the guests.
However, the truth is along the different lines. The secret is to make yourself the center of the show and feel comfortable at your own celebration. Everything else (food, drink, service) comes as second. We offered a few advices on cheap wedding food and drink. We also hope this will help you plan a cheap wedding reception that will be remember as one of the best weddings that everyone enjoyed.