Frugal Food Ideas For Wedding Reception

November 11, 2010

A wedding reception.I am getting married and am planning on using a caterer, but want to keep food on the reasonable side. I was thinking of lasagna, veggies, Italian bread, and a salad. Does anyone have any ideas of inexpensive ways to do a wedding with out it being a BBQ or hot dogs? What about big sliced hams? I need help.


By deb from Boston


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November 13, 20100 found this helpful
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You can't go wrong with finger sandwiches, veggie trays and fruit. Anything that drips, as leekelly suggested, or that is red will stain pretty clothes. In fact, the less silverware you have the less there is to clean!

If you make sandwiches that are meat and cheese, put the condiments between them to keep the breads from getting soggy, or put the condiments side up on the tray. Pretty cello picks make things festive. They can also be used for fruits, veggies, and more.

I did my sisters re-vow and made pastel parfaits in alternate plastic cups (yellow cup, pink dyed parfait) and they were very pretty.

I hope this helps!

January 3, 20110 found this helpful
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A friend of mine got married and they had a pasta buffet. It was great. They had big buffet warmer trays filled with pasta, and others filled with two different sauces. I think a red sauce and a cream sauce. Anyway, the only thing I would change would to serve bowtie pasta instead of spaghetti, less chance of disasters. They also had huge bowls of salad and bread.


And this was at country club, so it was a pretty snazzy wedding. FYI, those big spiral hams work well for crowds, too, but they're more expensive. If you serve those, maybe you could serve it with green beans, rice pilaf, and rolls. P.s. if you live in New England, shop at Market Basket for your food. It's a lot cheaper than other area food stores.

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November 11, 2010

My fiance and I are planning a wedding, in April, and we are doing everything ourselves, including the food.


September 29, 2010

I am looking for cheap food ideas for a fall wedding reception. It will be buffet style.


August 12, 2010

I'm getting married in Aug. and we're on a very tight budget. My family is going to cook the food for my reception, but I need some good ideas for food.


April 10, 2008

I am getting married May 17 2008 and we are on a tight budget! We would like to have a buffet dinner but we can't decided on what food would be a inexpensive meal to serve.

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