How To Cut Catering Cost For A Wedding On A Budget

An estimated 20-30% of wedding costs go-to food and catering services. This purely depends on the menu choices. With the help of a good catering company like Impressions Catering you can customise your menu to suit your budget. An Excellent Catering Service is more than just providing a menu and feeding the guests. From the crockery and cutlery to the glassware, the way the food is presented will make a huge impact on how every dish looks and tastes. Make sure that your wedding caterer is fully informed about your budget but still capable of providing a service that includes excellent food presentation as well as quality ingredients. Here are five key areas where you can cut catering costs for a wedding on a budget:

Top Tips for Cutting Wedding Catering Costs

1. Use the Wedding Cake as Dessert

Depending on the size of the reception, a large enough wedding cake can serve a dual purpose. A traditional fruit cake can be served with custard or ice cream as a dessert.

2. Serve a Light Meal

No matter how tight your budget, no guest should go hungry at your wedding reception. Hungry guests will drag your wedding celebrations down as they will not have the energy to dance and enjoy themselves. Plan your reception between meals and serve a light menu. Make sure your wedding caterer is well informed about your budget and the duration of the reception to ensure that enough food is available to sustain your guests throughout the reception. Here are some entree ideas for your wedding

3. Buffet vs Sit Down

Even though a buffet is a popular choice, with a sit-down dinner you can control the portions and ensure that there will be enough for everyone. On the other hand, a buffet can be done at a reasonable cost and will save a lot of money on serving and clean-up costs.

Read more: Wedding Food Options: Buffet Vs. Sit-Down

4. Finger Food

Cut out a sit-down meal entirely and serve finger food instead. Before finalising the menu, your wedding caterer should arrange a tasting session so that you can check the quality and presentation of the proposed dishes. A limited budget should not impact the quality and presentation of the food served.

5. Kids Menu

If you expect a lot of children to attend,  offer a separate kids menu which will cut costs dramatically. Children prefer simply prepared foods and will be happier having a dedicated table that caters to their tastes.

Recommended reading: How to Ensure You Hire the Best Wedding Catering Services

When it comes to excellent wedding catering on a budget, you can rest assured that the food served by Impressions Catering will leave a lasting impression on your wedding guests. We would love to provide you and your guests with a truly memorable experience on your dream wedding day with our excellent food presentation and quality cuisine. Contact us today to find out how we can help make your wedding reception dreams come true on a budget.

Related: Different Types of Catering Equipment

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Lukarla McCready

Lukarla McCready

Lukarla is the owner and director of Impressions Catering. She has a passion for providing her clients with a unique catering service for any occasion. She opened the Cross Roads Café in Shoalwater in 2010 and quickly realised the need for a quality catering service, launching her own business the following year. With a team of experienced professionals and a commercial kitchen, Impressions Catering is making an impression across the region.

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