Diversify your menu.
It’s OK to consider options other than chicken and fish. The good old salmon can get a little old at times and you don’t want to bore your guests with what you are offering out and putting up on the table, literally. You can play around with the food or with the menu in any way that you want. Mind you, you should at the same time make sure that you get to think about most of your guests as well. Are there any vegetarians in the bunch? Are there any people who don’t eat pork? Be mindful of your guests. You want people to remember the kind of wedding that you have. One compliment that never goes out of vogue is how good the food turned out to be during a wedding and this is something that you should aim to have without necessarily breaking the bank while you are at it.
Don’t be tied down to picking out a selective menu.
You don’t have to. You can play around as much as you would like to go ahead and do so. Diversifying your menu also technically means that you will be able to save a lot of money on it, allowing you to feed more people such as your wedding vendors from your wedding photographer Hertfordshire to your coordinators to your entertainers and so on and so for. You will come out looking like a benevolent client without really breaking the bank.
Fake your wedding cake.
You don’t need a super expensive tiered wedding cake. This can cost a king’s ransom but when you come to think of it, the main impact a tiered wedding cake technically has is really just in the photos. You don’t need it at all. As a matter of fact, you can even go so far as to faking it and none will be the wiser. You can go as high as you would like to go with the wedding cake and it doesn’t have to be edible because that’s not what your guests will be fixating on at the end of the day. Leave the bottom part edible (basically just a sheet cake with fake tiers added on top) for the cake cutting and you can have a basic sheet cake cut up at the back of the kitchen to serve out to the guests. This way, your wedding photographer Hertfordshire can make the most out of it and take gorgeous photos of the cake without the ensuing expenses. A lot of brides have been doing it and you should go ahead and do the same as well.
Skip the wedding cake altogether!
Although it has become a tradition to include the wedding cake in the wedding celebrations, you don’t have to go through it at all if you don’t want the costs that come along with it. You can just instead opt to go for something that represents you more as a couple. Set up a milk and cookie bar instead. It’s different and interesting and will certainly be a refreshing take on pastries.
Slow down with the booze list. You don’t need an unlimited list of alcohol in your bar. Go for a limited selection of beer, wine and liquor and that should do the trick.