Everything has to be special when it comes to weddings and wedding receptions, be it invitation cards, wedding gowns, wedding cakes, wedding rings, and of course, the food. After all the greatness of your reception is decided by the food you serve your guests.
As that's a known fact, many people don't compromise on their menu and spend lots of money on the catering and food arrangements. It is not necessary that tasty food comes at a high cost. It is also not necessary that costly food may be tasty every time. Hence, it's essential that you line up a smart menu that will be delicious and light on your pocket.
One factor that you must consider while planning your reception menu is the time of the day you will hold the reception. This is important for deciding the menu. We share some resourceful wedding reception menu ideas priced at a budget based on the time of the reception party.
It is one of the most cost-effective reception parties that can help you save a lot of money on food. A morning brunch party can let you serve people with a variety of light finger foods or snacks that are inexpensive compared to three course meals. All you have to do is present these snacks in an appealing and attractive manner.
Hosting lunch parties or midday parties with a traditional menu can also help you save a lot of money. Though people would expect some heavy meals, you can surprise them with delectable dishes which would be filling too. Here are some of the dishes you can serve at midday parties.
Now, this is the time where you may have to pay a little extra for food. People generally expect a formal party with a three course meal at dinner receptions. But if you choose good appetizers and starters then the main dish can be a little simpler.
For example, you can have a variety of drinks and starters and limited choices for the main dish, say chicken dishes, as chicken is inexpensive and is liked by many people. Here are some of the options you can choose from.
Another idea of cutting down the cost is arranging your own catering. If you are going to use catering services of the hotel at the venue, there are chances they would ask you to pay a little extra, but if you hire an external catering service, you can settle for a good bargain price. These tricks should probably help you save some more money on food.
Use these tips and tricks to plan a great menu for your own wedding reception and make the event memorable for you and your loved ones, at a reasonable price, too!