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."
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!!!
This is a wonderful idea. So classy, and such a saving.
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.
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.
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
- Serve up your favourite traditional dish, like sausage and mash, pie or meatloaf.
They'll all cut your costs dramatically. Enjoy.
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