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10 Ways to Save Money at your Reception


We all want a super fabulous wedding ceremony and reception, right? But we have to remember that we need to continue to live the day after the wedding! We have bills to pay and lifestyles to maintain. We want a fabulous wedding but we don't want to break the bank to have it.
Here are some ways you can save money on food and drinks for your big day.



1) Cut champagne out of your budget; let guests toast with whatever they’re already drinking.

2) Offer a duet plate (a combo of two items, such as filet mignon and lobster tail) instead of offering a choice of entrees; which is more expensive.

3) Choose a three-course meal instead of a five-course meal.

4)  An afternoon tea or dessert reception can be a great personal touch and a money-saver.

5) Fondant on cakes is expensive because it requires extra labor. Choose butter cream or cream cheese frosting.

6) Instead of a cake, serve mini cupcakes. They save money because they don’t require much product or decoration.

7) Instead of a huge confection, purchase a small cake for cutting and supplement it with a sheet cake, served from the kitchen.

8) If your baker charges more for multiple cake or filling flavors, limit yourself to your absolute favorite.  **If cake price is calculated by averaging the costs of different flavors, plan your cake. Don’t have most expensive flavor on the largest section.

9) Couples usually save top layer of wedding cake for their first anniversary. Don’t think you’ll end up eating it? Forgo the extra layer and save money.

10) Trim the bar tab-serve beer, wine, and a signature cocktail in wedding colors. **If you serve a signature cocktail, negotiate with venue for a reduced price. **See if venue allows you to bring in wine, and then negotiate to nix the corkage fee, which can cost $10 to $25 per bottle.

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Source: Nebraska Wedding Guide


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