Wedding Tip Of The Week From A Huntington Beach Wedding And Portrait Photographer In Orange County

Happy Baby Friday from Huntington Beach everyone!  It’s Baby Friday and I have a different kind of Wedding Tip Of The Week to share with you today.

This is a fantastic bit from my good friends at about something I think we all like to do and want to do as often as possible.  It’s about how to save some money on your catering budget.  It’s quick, down-n-dirty easy read with some terrific bits of information that I think you’ll really enjoy.

There are quite a few fantastic thoughts that are touched on in the article, but before you check out today’s Wedding Tip Of The Week and you’re thinking to yourself…  Hey – I’d really like to get to know this Orange County Wedding Photographer in Huntington Beach, California that wants to enjoy life to the fullest, feel free to get in touch with me anytime.  We could meet up over a coffee drink anytime or perhaps some Nachos & Newcastles.  Yummy!

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Ways to Save – Five Tips for Your Catering Budget

Serve up a tantalizing (yet wallet-friendly) culinary experience with these five easy ways to save on wedding catering.

Suffering from catering sticker shock? You’re not alone. Most couples will allocate about 50% of their entire wedding budget to wining and dining their guests. If you’re already dreading the look on their faces when offered bread and water, browse through our favorite money saving tips. Budget savvy brides can get creative – and wow their guests with a mouthwatering and memorable meal that won’t maximize your catering budget.

Eliminate Courses
A traditional five course meal can be tedious and expensive, so why not serve a three course meal that’s extraordinary? Eliminating a soup, salad, or an extra dessert will go unnoticed and will free up some of your catering budget for what really excites you.

Appetizer Tables
Passed hors deuvres, while elegant, can drain your catering budget. Consider instead an appetizer table. And don’t fret that this decision will scream “low end.” Bring the table to life with creative displays – even a vegetable tray can be served with an elegant presentation. Guests often appreciate this format as it offers more flexibility and choice.

A Casual Affair
The most stylish events are not always black tie. A recent trend has brides breaking from the stuffy formal affair and embracing a more casual and festive atmosphere. Consider instead a down-home barbecue, a New England Clambake, or a Mexican Fiesta. With a little insight and ingenuity, you can serve these relaxed themes in a manner that’s positively chic.

A Non-Dinner Affair
Dinner is the most expensive meal to serve. Save on catering by considering a brunch, lunch or even a dessert reception. Infuse the unique affair with creative details and fun, witty invites. Your guests will notice and appreciate the different approach while your wedding budget breath a sigh of relief.

A Cocktail Reception
Along those lines, consider a menu consisting entirely of hors d’oeuvres. If your reception does not coincide with a meal time, a cocktail and appetizer reception is perfectly suitable. Since these events typically run for only two hours, in addition to saving on catering – location, staffing and other rental fees are also considerably reduced.

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