5 Tips To Cut Down Some Unnecessary Wedding Catering Costs

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It’s a pretty much undisputed fact that weddings aren’t cheap — but your catering bill is one of those areas where your budget might just start to feel stretched. Between providing a delicious meal, desserts, drinks and many more, many wedding catering estimates can quickly run over $10k if you’re not careful! So how do you provide a great dining experience for your guests without spending more than you want? You do your due diligence and research of course! And these 5 handy tips from HappyWedding.Life for how to save money on wedding catering can’t hurt too.



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Look Past Traditional Caterers


Googling wedding caterers in your area might just be a mistake, especially if you’re looking for a creative and cost-effective vendor to serve your wedding day food. Look past the traditional catering companies and try local food trucks, farmers market stands, or even your favorite cafe or restaurant. There are many food providers in the area who will create a beautiful meal for you and your guests without the obligatory wedding markup, all it takes to find them is some due diligence!


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Go For Buffet


if we’re going to be realistic (and your budget is real, so your expectations should be too!), a buffet at your wedding really is one of the most economic ways to serve all your wedding guests a good meal without blowing the bank. And let’s face it — your guests aren’t going to think twice about a wedding buffet; it’s so common that it honestly doesn’t even warrant a second thought!





Find Ways To Minimize Staff Needed


One of the quickest ways your catering bill can add up is for the labor your catering company provides to the event. Take a close look at how many servers, chefs, or other staff they have allocated to your event on the invoice, and ask your caterer if there’s any way to cut down those costs. It can be as simple as opting for stationary vs. tray-passed appetizers.



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Provide Your Own Linens, Silverware & Table Settings


A quick way to mark up your catering bill is by using the high-quality linens, silverware and china that your caterer provides. Oftentimes it can be much more economical to provide them yourself, or even to rent them from a local event rentals company.



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Don't Serve A Traditional Meal


One good way to get around the cost of serving a whole meal is to time your wedding at a non-meal part of the day — brunch for a morning wedding, steak or even a dessert reception are all totally appropriate options if you have a wedding ceremony and reception at a non-dinner time of day.



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