Keeping Your Wedding Reception Costs Down
Keeping the list of people down to a manageable number (100) is where you’ll save the most money because dinner prices are based on a per person basis. There are complete wedding packages (which include everything from flowers to food) that cost about $100 - $125 per person, and then there are just banquets which can cost from $25.95 up to $50.00, depending on your choice of entree.
And who says you have to have a five course meal at a wedding? Soup and/or salad before the main course ican be sufficient. By choosing the chicken over the filet mignon, or the steak over the lobster will save you even more money. As for liquor, limit an “open bar” to an hour, just serve wine and champagne or choose a cash bar all night. Turnkey Events offers a scrumptious buffet-style meal for $35.00 per person, (as opposed to choosing a sit down dinner for $50.00 per person). Based on this model, you can expect to spend $3,500 plus gratuity.
- Metallics: The trend of mixing shimmering accents in tones of gold, silver, bronze and copper is big all over the country this year. Try incorporating metallic photo frames with your Photobooth or metallic votives, candleholders or table numbers.
- Pie bars: They are replacing elaborate and expensive wedding cakes for many couples. The pie bars are filled with a mix of pie flavors elegantly displayed. Pie bars are attractive, fun and offer a ton of variety for your guests.
- Food stations: This has been and still remains the trendy way to dine at weddings, But this year we will see more couples asking for family-style dining at their receptions.
- Seating in the Round: Make it different and a bit more intimate. The latest seating has guests arranged in a more circular or spiral shape. The circle symbolizes unity and eternity, which make it a perfect fit for a wedding ceremony. Great for an outdoor or beach wedding. TurnKey Events will assure every guest has the perfect view to your ceremony.
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