Ah, weddings! It is the dream of any bride. Of course, it can quickly turn into a nightmare if you do not know how to prepare one right. And one of the most usual problems encountered deals with food.
Yes, food. There is a certain unpredictability of food that can blow a single planning mistake into epic proportions. Cold, unappetizing food; accidents in delivery; late arrivals; insufficient quantities to feed hungry (and unexpected) guests; and more only shows just how bad things can get.
Do not worry. A bride-to-be like you can easily solve this situation. Just follow these simple tips below and you will never be lost.
Err on the light side. People like to eat small finger foods. For a large gathering, preparing lots of finger foods is a good idea. Meatballs are nice, mushrooms and cheese a tasty choice, while vegetable sushi can be an interesting option for vegetarians.
Be in season. Foods in season is much more affordable than their off-season competition. If you want to save on costs, and still be able to serve more, then you should keep this in mind.
Buffet will do. A sit-down meal can be very expensive, and you might not be sure if everyone will like what is served. Think of a salad bar of sorts, instead. That way, you guests can make the food just the way you like it, and still be able to save on cash.
Have an eye for the pie. Instead of a wedding cake, why not go for the more unusual wedding pies? You can make a lot of pies for the cost of one small wedding cake. And you can do it in different flavors, too.
Be choosy with the bubbly. Champagnes are a common sight in weddings, but the cost of one bottle can give you a huge headache. Cava (from Spain) and Prosecco (from Italy) are good substitutes for the bubbly.
No need for the full bar. Buckets of beer, pitchers of sangria, and glasses of your signature cocktails are great ideas for beverages. It is cheaper to do that, and your guests will not mind at all.