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! 


1 comment:

  1. Good to know about your wedding services. Last month, I had arranged my cousin’s wedding at one of beautiful Chicago wedding venues and hired a professional wedding caterer who made quite delicious food for wedding.