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There’s nothing worse than having to wait for hours for everyone in the room to be served their food. Avoid this problem by having antipasto style platters served to each table, and allowing your guests to serve themselves. Sharing is caring.
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For a touch of elegance, consider hosting an afternoon tea party. Think vintage china, finger sandwiches and dainty cakes. Everyone loves a good cuppa, so this is sure to go down a treat.
The Great Wedding Bake Off
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Challenge your friends and family to bake a cake and bring it along to the big day. Then, unleash your inner Paul Hollywood and judge the best dessert. For prizes, you could spray paint some wooden spoons and add fun categories like “most likely to cause a sugar rush.” This budget friendly dessert option is sure to provide both deliciousness and entertainment alike.
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Who doesn’t love a great BBQ? For a chilled out day, consider miniature burgers, hot dogs and exciting salad bowls – it’s the perfect choice for those who don’t want a big fuss.
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There’s nothing that says romance better than an afternoon picnic, and this option is perfect for a rustic themed wedding. Treat your guests to scotch eggs and sausage rolls in picnic baskets (one for each table), and customise your venue with picnic cloths, fresh flowers and hay bales for an added countryside feel.
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This one will go down well with both kids and adults alike. Whether you go for a funky pizza van or a wood fired oven, this budget friendly option is sure to please. Ensure that there is a range of toppings available and you’re good to go. A taste of Italy, but without the cost!
"Posh" fish and chips
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Who said that fast food can’t be classy? Have a chat with your wedding caterer to see if you can give this British staple a gourmet twist, but make sure you add an option for vegetarians and vegans too.
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Well, it is called a wedding breakfast isn’t it? Consider serving this quirky option 'buffet style' to allow guests to choose what they want. And don’t forget the tomato ketchup...
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