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Save on Wedding Food and Favors – How to Have the Wedding of Your Dreams for $1,500 or Less!
Food is another area where many people lose on their budget. The best way to save money is to work out a menu, but doing that really depends on your style of wedding.
The next biggest wedding expense can be your food! Here are the types of food you can consider for tips in how to do them cheaply and how to save money.
Brunch – If your reception is to start between the hours of 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Lunch – For afternoon weddings, lunch food is always cheaper than dinner!
Appetizers and Cocktails – Skip the dinner and have a mid afternoon reception and serve appetizers and cocktails
Dinner – The most popular choice for reception food. For a great dinner menu that doesn't cost a fortune, start with salad and soups, then move on to something heavier. Involve potatoes in anything you cook because they are cheap and filling. You can cook a whole turkey and ham, or cook chicken breasts and pasta.
Yes, you do have to get your guests favors to thank them for attending the wedding. Make them yourself! Baked goods are always a huge hit!
Remember when you shop online for wedding items (and even in store!) use Ebates for cashback. They even have special wedding cashback offers!
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