Inexpensive Wedding Dinner Ideas?

Can any suggest cheap ideas for a wedding dinner?

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January 23, 20180 found this helpful
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Chicken is less expensive than beef or fish.
Pasta is inexpensive, too. You might want to have various green salads, different kinds of pastas, and a couple chicken choices.

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January 23, 20180 found this helpful
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We were on a budget and found pasta, whole chickens (instead of breasts), and chunky salads to be very helpful. We also did appetizers like bruschetta and fruit which were filling but awesome.

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January 23, 20181 found this helpful
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For protein, chicken would be the cheapest option. You could also so pastas, soups, hams, salads, bruschetta/crostini, goat cheese stuffed dates, and so forth.

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Lots on the internet for ideas. Type cheap entrees, cheap appetizers

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January 25, 20180 found this helpful
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If it was my wedding, I think I'd opt for a "very veggie" menu. Lots of salads & bean dishes, deviled eggs, fresh-baked breads with salsas, dips, hummus etc. You might consider an "all finger food" menu too. Chicken wings, bite-size pizza squares, meatballs, fondue & bread dippers, mini egg rolls etc etc. There's lots of ways to be creative & healthy without spending an arm and a leg. Takes a bit of research or a very health-minded & creative caterer, but these folks are out there. Another idea? One of my cousins had one of the most memorable wedding receptions I've ever attended - she opted for a catered picnic.

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Hot dogs, burgers, Italian sausage, barbecued chickens & ribs plus salads, beans, rolls, pickles, cold vegetables & casual desserts like brownies & cookies. I don't remember a wedding cake but one could certainly have that too. Everyone either went home to change into comfy picnic clothes after the ceremony or changed at the site. A TON of fun! No worries about spilling something on an expensive outfit or wiping out on the dance floor in heels etc. Our family is still talking about it & the couple just celebrated their silver wedding this year!

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January 29, 20180 found this helpful
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Nothing that will slop, splosh, spill or stain clothing. Pasta with any kind of red sauce should be off the menu.

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Some have suggested veggies and you can't do better. I did my sisters revow and had finger sandwiches with the crust cut off (saved for Thanksgiving of course). I also made parfaits in clear plastic glasses, with a pasta salad and a turkey tetrazzini for hot food. Keep it simple, and invest in either nice dishes or at least sturdy plastic/dinner ware.

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January 23, 20180 found this helpful

I think a buffet with whole roasted chicken, beans, pasta, potatoes, salad, and some fruit would work out perfect. You could make it sort of like a country BBQ dinner, which wouldn't be too expensive to serve or even make. I would go with whole chicken and roast them yourself.

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January 29, 20180 found this helpful

Try a "cold plate"---------- deli meats/potato salad/fresh salad/egg salad/fresh fruit/yogurt/dip platter/devil eggs/. So much is prepared in containers in the grocery stores, all you have to do is open the packet and set on platters and the guests can help themselves.

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