"The average cost of weddings in 2017 was $33,391" (www.theknot.com/press-room/) which may be well beyond your wedding budget. "When planning the wedding, a couple's most important consideration is cost (72%), followed by the overall look and vibe (69%)" (www.theknotww.com/press-room/). "Couples are also shifting away from formal affairs to create an experience that truly is reflective of their personalities and infusing more unique and unconventional ideas from their venue and invitations to food, entertainment and more". (Kristen Maxwell Cooper, Editor and Chief of The Knot).
So how do yo pick the best and most cost effective venue menu to impress your guests and stay within your wedding budget? Search and seek alternatives that are "outside-the-box". Utilizing non-trational venues can cut your wedding budget significantly, but saving on your wedding dress and menu can also slash additional budget dollars. With non-trational venues come non-trational menu options. Pairing your trendy barn wedding venue with an outdoor BBQ provides a fun and unique experience for you and your guests, and who doesn't like grilled food and a good BBQ sauce.
Food Trucks are trendy and can be a less expensive alternative to a formal reception. Food Truck entrepreneurs have become so common that you can find a food truck with a unique and tasty menu that fits your style and persoanlity. Also, don't overlook the possibility of your local restaurants. If your venue does not have restrictions on "outside" food, check into the catering options at your local fav.
One last thought when considering your menu; Think of it like your first date with a guy and you study the menu trying to find an entre that you can eat gracefully so you don't embarrass yourself. No slurping soups, sloppy tacos, or whole chicken - who knows how to cut that up? And, a second date might not happen with rib sauce all over your face.
The same consideration should be applied when determining your reception dinner menu. The last thing you want is your dinner dripping all over your gorgeous designer wedding dress, yet if the food is fun and fits your venue, what options do you have? Clearly, a tablecloth-sized napkin or kitchen apron could protect your wedding gown, but how classy is that??
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