Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wedding Food Budget

If you are planning on having a nice wedding with all the trimmings, including lots of delicious food for your guests. Be prepared to pony up the dough!

The food budget should be about 50% of the total wedding cost. The cost of food includes the actual meal cost, bar, 20% service fee, and taxes depending on wear you live.

The more guests you have, the more food you will need. Weren't prepared on spending that much on food? There are alternatives you can do at your wedding by restricting it to appetizers or dessert only. Of course you will have to warn your guests ahead of time that there is no large meal waiting for them and that they will need to eat ahead of time. Or perhaps you can ditch the alcohol bar for more simple drinks. This would be ideal if you were having a brunch type wedding. 

There are many things you can do to make it work for you and your budget! 


Monday, September 15, 2014

Guest Activity: Date Night/ Advice Ideas!

You can set up a table with craft sticks asking your guests to write down any date night or marriage advice and collect them in a jar. Its a great keepsake for you. And your guests feel like they really contributed something fun! 

Whenever you are bored at home, or need some encouragement break out the jar and see which one you choose!


Monday, September 8, 2014

Customize Your Menu!

    Your wedding menu doesn't have to be all fancy food and stuff everyone will for sure like. Customize the menu to things the both of you love! All your favorites! You can serve mini versions of your favorite foods that your guests will find awesome and new. 

     If you both love hamburgers, serve mini sliders with a ton of topping options. If breakfast has always been your thing, serve burritos, french toast and fun cereals to throw your guests for a loop! 
    These things might be more cost effective in the long run also! 

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