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    • FionaS107
      CommentAuthorFionaS107
      Posted: Feb 17th 2015
     
    Hello all,

    I have only just started to try and plan and search online for wedding ideas :) I have realised that the biggest cost will be the price per hear for food and drink. I am not fussed about having a 3 course meal and could have a BBQ etc however some venues are more set on their food and prices. I wonder if anyone has had any good ideas on cutting down drastically this cost ??? I want to share my big day with everyone but at the moment wont be able to afford to provide them food.

    Many thanks
    Fiona
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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 17th 2015
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    Lots of people are now having later ceremonies with just an evening buffet so that everybody can come to the whole thing. It seems like a fab idea really.

    Obviously you have to find a venue that will let you do this, but I think most would as you pay a hire fee to use the space.




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    • DonnaH39
      CommentAuthorDonnaH39
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 17th 2015
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    It is expensive though, our day guests are costing us between £60 and £70 per head




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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Feb 17th 2015
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    Ours was £35 a head for a three course and we cut costs by having a later wedding so only had to feed the guests once.

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 17th 2015
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    Ours is £45 per person for 3 courses and £12 kids meals,also £12 buffet pp for the evening x

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    • michgib
      CommentAuthormichgib
      Got married 18 months ago
      Posted: Feb 17th 2015
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    I have found a catering company who does corporate functions for a good price compared to normal wedding catering
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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 17th 2015
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    Have a week day menu, our whole day for ceremony/ decorations, welcome drinks/drinks with meal and toasting, and 2 course meal (having cake for desert) and evening buffet is costing us £4250 so for our 100 day guests and another 30/40 eve guests
    so around £35 per head for day guests then £5/7 for eve.

    Having it on a weeks day massivly reduces cost, on not only venue/food, but also vendors, our photog,video, cake and cars, are all substantialy less due to not being on a saturday when they are at high value.

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