How to Save Money on Wedding Catering

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If the wedding costs are spiralling out of control and you’re looking to reign the budget in, then one area to consider is the cost of catering, as the idea of catering your own wedding could be a financially attractive alternative to traditional catering.

Many people consider their wedding day to be one of the most important days in their entire life, and for this reason, the bride and groom feel a lot of pressure when it comes to arranging the big day.  

Indeed, some couples can spend years planning their wedding and most people consider it necessary to to splurge on a nice venue to host the wedding such as the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Houston North – IAH Area, but costs can spiral out of control and there are a number of venues that allow people to facilitate their own catering on the basis it’s understood, today, that people are often on a tight budget.

Indeed, many couples are opting for a more rustic themed wedding where they have a more intimate and relaxed gathering of friends at a much reduced cost.  

In particular, the cost of professional catering can be extremely burdensome in comparison to taking care of this aspect yourself, yet at the same time, it is your wedding day, so you don’t want to be running around all day.  In that vein, here are three ideas to save money on wedding catering that won’t be so arduous it spoils your big day.

A RUSTIC BUFFET

A rustic themed wedding often opens the door to a more relaxed and collaborative effort; some rustic weddings might even encourage guests to get involved with the food preparation, themselves, each bringing a particular dish to the table.  The great thing about offering a rustic buffet is that the food tends to be cold, meaning there’s no requirement to have the facilities to heat it up.
BBQ

If you’re planning a summer wedding then what better way to celebrate than by having a barbecue.  Gas barbecues are by far the easiest, when it comes to wedding catering as they offer a much more convenient and less messy solution to charcoal.
FOOD TRUCKS

Utilising the many artisanal food trucks around today can be a low-cost alternative to traditional catering that can provide exceptionally tasty street food.  Indeed, the prevalence of gourmet food trucks that offer everything from burritos to specialist burgers and artisanal gelato can be a quirky way to feed your guests.
In summary, if you’re thinking about catering your own wedding then it’s important to remember that this is your big day; meaning it’s a celebration of the love between you and your partner – rather than a Masterchef competition.  The best way to think about catering your own wedding is with simplicity and being able to prepare things in advance… though, for less of a headache, you could always choose to outsource the task to gourmet food trucks who will often be more than happy to attend your gathering at much more reasonable rates than traditional caterers.

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