Most couples don't realize that one of the most expensive components of a wedding is the catering. Rightly so. Food is not cheap and it isn't always the easiest to prepare. However, there are ways of saving money on your food cost by choosing different options that won't break the bank.
1. Cheese, Crackers, and Fruit
This is a great option to save money. It is hearty, tasty, and relatively inexpensive. It is also great during a mingling hour because it is easy for your guests to munch on while they are interacting. You really can't go wrong with cheese, crackers, and some seasonal fresh fruit.
This is a common appetizer we make at Four Oaks Manor. It is flavorful starter that is filling and easy to grab and go. It is an authentic Italian tomato and basil dish that won't disappoint. Glazed with a balsamic vinaigrette, your guests will love this option while you save some money.
If you are a popcorn lover then this maybe the perfect route to get a great bang for your buck. Popcorn is low-cost and you can be creative with it by having several different flavors. You could even go crazy and order some fun and weird popcorn flavors like blueberry or raspberry. Whatever flavors you decide to choose, your guests will love it and you will save money in the process.
4. Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese
This is a great option if you are trying to save money on your appetizers. Soup can be made in bulk with inexpensive ingredients. If made right this could be a delicious starter that your guests will thoroughly enjoy. Garnished with a little slice of grilled cheese and people will be raving about your adorably tasty appetizers for years to come.
5. Cucumber Bites
This is a great affordable appetizer that is refreshing, light, and a healthier option. Although this is one of the more reasonably priced starters, it may not be the most filling. This would be a dish to consider as an add on to another appetizer or a short cocktail hour treat. Either way, your guests will enjoy these fresh tasty hors d'oeuvres.
We hope you enjoyed these money-saving options. Couples who enjoyed this article also enjoyed Summer Wedding Favor Ideas. Comment below your favorite appetizer option.
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