Wedding Recipes and Catering Tips
Food and alcohol are two of the most expensive parts of a wedding reception. Buffets and time of day are a great way to cut down on the cost of food. However there are limited options for cutting back on the alcohol tab while still not having to charge at the bar. To help cut back on some costs here are five tips to help keep you alcohol tab low at your wedding reception.
Limited Hard Alcohol
The best way to save money on your alcohol bill is to have only a few types of hard alcohol and mixers available. This might mean you have a short list on the bar that says the few types of mixed drinks and other bottled alcohol available. A few examples are margaritas, rum and cola, cranberry and vodka, and mimosas. Then you just have to stock up on the two ingredients in each drink which is not as expensive as an unlimited bar.
Whether your wedding budget is small or you just love the idea of having a homemade wedding cake, baking cakes can be quite a challenge. After searching long and hard and baking cake after cake I have finally settled on the best white cake and frosting combination that tastes delicious. Hopefully you will love this cake as much as I do.
Before you get started it is important to have a reasonably accurate head count so you have plenty of cake for everyone. Each batch will serve about twenty guests so you will want to multiply the ingredients as necessary. Please refer to the chart below for accurate amounts of each ingredient.
While wedding cake is a great traditional desert and masterpiece for your reception it is not always the most desired desert. There are many delicious treats out there that you might want to indulge in instead of a cake. To help determine if you want to venture outside the box when it comes to wedding cake I came up with some alternative deserts for your reception.
Whipped Mousse Tower
This idea was inspired by the champagne flute tower with a different technique of filling the glasses. Instead of a champagne tower you could have a tower of round wine glasses filled with your favorite flavor of whipped mousse. If you do not know what flavor to choose that everyone will enjoy, you can have a double layered glass of chocolate and vanilla topped with a slice of strawberry or shaved chocolate. This desert is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.
The cost of hiring a caterer can be way too expensive for many people. They charge you for everything including the linens, dishes, food and a handful of servers at a pretty high rate. While some are more fortunate and have parents ready to front the bill at one-hundred dollars per person, most cannot afford this part of the wedding. For many couples trying to get started in life, a few extra thousand dollars for a caterer can make or break the bank. Due to the high costs of having a caterer I’ve gathered five easy recipes that show you it is possible to cater your own wedding.
Choosing the people responsible for creating mouthwatering delicacies for your wedding can be a real challenge. There are a few things you must consider before making your decision.
I wish there had been someone to warn me when I was going through this because the wedding catering business is quite diverse and quality of food can make the world of a difference.
With my experience in mind, I developed this article to hopefully help another bride to be.