Save On Catering With A "Dessert" Wedding

Have your wedding later in the evening and serve desserts only instead of a full dinner. It is no longer a "must" to serve a full meal as long as your ceremony and reception are late enough for the guests to eat before they arrive. For our backyard wedding, we had a "dessert buffet" that looked very classy but was only a fifth of the cost of serving full meals, plus it left us more time to have fun with our guests! Be sure to word your invitations so the guests know it will be desserts only. Our invitations read: "Sunset ceremony will be immediately followed with dessert and dancing."

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September 1, 20080 found this helpful

I absolutely love this idea.. and if you had some really great varieties of desserts..and maybe some good champagne..hmm..gonna suggest this to some tight budgeted friends..thanks!!!

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September 2, 20080 found this helpful

This is a wonderful idea. So classy, and such a saving.

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September 4, 20080 found this helpful

back in 1995 when I married, we did

a dessert wedding. Our invite stated

Champagne & Cake Reception.

We did offer some cheese cracker trays

and cold cut trays and some other small things.

The cake was made by a local Coffee House

the Living Room and the chocolates were

flown in from Switzerland for the cake.

It was white chocolate. It was great everyone

enjoyed it. It was a Noon wedding

during the week as it was on Valentine's day.

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September 4, 20080 found this helpful

oh that is just were they got their chocolate

for their coffee shop and cakes. I did not

special order it. And the cost was CHEAP I was

a regular at the coffee shop and they became

San Diego #1 coffee shop that year

The Living Room. It was under $50.00 dollars.

that was my thrify find.

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September 25, 20080 found this helpful

It's a lovely idea and I totally agree, you need to have the full sit down wedding breakfast. Some other ideas for cheaper wedding food are:

- Cheese and wine

- Canapes only

- Afternoon tea

- Salad buffet (with lots of bread and potatoes)

- Hog roast

- BBQ

- Serve up your favourite traditional dish, like sausage and mash, pie or meatloaf.

They'll all cut your costs dramatically. Enjoy.

Source: http://www.cheap-wedding-success.co.uk/wedding-catering-DIY.html

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