Are you looking to save money and still pull off an amazing wedding party? Consider serving a menu of hors d’oeuvres coupled with beer and/or wine of choice. Guests will be able to mingle and converse with more people throughout the reception while delighting in the endless variety of hors d’oeuvres.
Couples are finding more and more creative ways to save on their big day, some which include eliminating certain components that may be deemed excessive. While food and drink cannot be cut out of the budget, it can be adjusted to fit the budget. One innovative way is to serve an hors d’oeuvres only reception. Work with your caterer to build a menu of hot, cold, sweet, savory, fresh, and fried hors d’oeuvres. Hors d’oeuvres can be selected from your caterer’s menu or crafted to your taste, much like a dinner menu. Having ample variety ensures your guests will feel enticed until they have satiated their buds.
Serving strictly beer and wine has become a popular trend in recent weddings. For one thing, the popularity of beer has grown exponentially in the past years as evidenced by the surge in microbreweries sprouting up all over the west coast. Another factor contributing to this trend is the large chunk of potential savings in sticking with two types of drinks for a big party. Beer and wine will satisfy guests of both genders and all (drinking) ages. Your caterer can provide hors d’oeuvres pairing options with the types of beer and wine that you select.
Planning a successful and memorable wedding reception does not require you to break the bank. Work with your caterer to find creative ways to serve a reception of entirely hand-passed appetizers and an open wine and beer bar. Your options are plentiful and your reception will still be uniquely classy.