If you’re looking to save on the cost of wedding catering then the idea of catering your own wedding could be a financially attractive (yet often hard work) alternative to traditional catering.
Many people consider their wedding day to be one of the most significant days in their entire life, and for this reason, we all feel quite a lot of pressure when it comes to arranging the big day. Indeed, couples can spend years planning their wedding and most people consider it necessary to to splurge on something like having their wedding at Luton Hoo hotel, which is a small luxury hotel in Bedfordshire.
There are, however, all sorts of wedding venues to choose from and a growing number of couples are opting for a more rustic themed wedding due to the fact it’s an ever popular trend to have a more intimate gathering of friends but also in consideration of the cost benefits. In particular, the cost of catering can be extremely burdensome in comparison to taking care of this yourself. In that vein, here are three simple and cheap ideas you might want to consider if you’re thinking about catering your own wedding:
A RUSTIC BUFFET
A rustic themed wedding can open the door to a more relaxed and collaborative effort; some weddings even encourage guests to get involved with bringing a particular dish like a street party. The great thing about offering a rustic buffet is that the food tends to be cold, meaning all you need to do is keep it chilled and then have people set it up in less than thirty minutes. In terms of equipment, a few paper plates large serving bowls and tongues is all you’ll need.
If you’re planning a summer wedding, what better way to celebrate than with a barbecue – the smells, the tastes, the camaraderie of it all. Gas barbecues are by far the easiest and it offers a very convenient way to cater larger weddings; all you’ll need are a few tables of interesting salads as a buffet, a variety of sauces, and a few cooler boxes packed with meat to be grilled in the afternoon.
Utilising the many artisanal food trucks around today are a low-cost equivalent to traditional catering that can save you heaps of time and be quite quirky. The prevalence of gourmet food trucks that offer anything from burritos to hog roasts and specialist burgers with all sorts of weird and wonderful meats such as ostrich, buffalo and even crocodile to the most beautiful handmade gelato can be a very quirky way to feed and entertain your guests.
So if you’re thinking about catering your own wedding it’s important to remember this is your big day; it’s a celebration of the love between you and your partner – it’s not a day to be running around after people in a kitchen apron or acting like you’re on Masterchef. Your ‘friends’ in this sense are simplicity, preparation and many helpers… or, for less of a headache you could choose to outsource the task to specialist food trucks who will be more than happy to attend your gathering at a very reasonable rate.