When planning your wedding day, there are many expenses that are going to go into it, which is why saving money in all areas is so important. Luckily, many services are going to have money saving options, even the most expensive services of the big day, such as catering. Catering is important on the big day because you want to be sure guests are happy and full. However, you also don't want to end up spending so much on catering that you end up with no room to pay for other special services you would like to see. Here are three ways to save money on the cost of catering for your wedding:

Make a Specialty Cocktail:

One of the biggest ways to save on the cost of alcohol at your wedding is to serve only a specialty cocktail. This gives your guests the pleasure of drinking a high-end drink without forcing you to have to pay to have numerous alcoholic beverage choices on your big day. You can do this during a cocktail hour when you and the rest of the wedding party are taking your pictures so guests can enjoy a pre-drink before settling down to eat at the reception. 

Make it Buffet Style: 

Having plated dinners for each individual quest is fancy and also expensive. On top of this, it doesn't leave a wide variety of food options that guests may enjoy. Instead, you can keep it simple by having a buffet in the back where guests serve themselves. This way they can eat as much as they want without it costing you a fortune. This also creates a laid back atmosphere, which may be something that your family is more comfortable with after all. 

Make the Wedding Cake the Only Dessert:

Instead of serving multiple dessert options at your wedding, consider only serving your wedding cake. This will allow you to get as fancy as you want when it comes to decorating your wedding cake without having to worry about going over budget. When you choose multiple dessert options instead, it can limit how big and fancy you are able to go with your wedding cake. Besides, with a buffet style catering service, your guests may even be too full to load up on dessert. 

When you know these three ways to save money on catering for your wedding, you can leave room in your budget for other aspects of your wedding day. Yes, food is important to keep guests happy, but it's not so important that you have to blow your budget elsewhere. Contact a business, such as Cheers Catering private banquets, for more information.