Planning a wedding breakfast can be a difficult task, with our fab tips we’ll help you get the best bang for your buck.

  1. For an easy way to save money, remember that you don’t need to have a three-course meal. This year, brides are opting for a main and dessert only, with the dessert sometimes being the wedding cake!
  2. Choose afternoon tea followed by a hog roast later in the evening – unique and fun! You can also incorporate vintage crockery, for a vintage theme that is huge right now.
  3. Don’t choose a huge cake, most of it will get thrown away and smaller means less expensive.
  4. For something brave and a little bit different, consider a luxurious fish pie and fresh vegetables for the wedding breakfast. Alternatively, incorporate your favourite foods into your big day menu.
  5. If you’re having a wedding later in the day, then cut out the wedding breakfast and opt for substantial canapes – delicious!
  6. As an after-hours treat for your guests, serve a buffet of delicious British bacon sandwiches! Set them up for the journey home!
  7. Little pots of jam or organic honey make great favours that guests can use again and again. Add a handwritten note for a personalised touch.
  8. Why not ask for a joint of meat to be served to each table? You could even choose one guest per table to serve it wearing a chef’s hat and apron for an new take on the traditional family Sunday lunch!
  9. Instead of a traditional wedding cake, why not serve a cake of French and British cheeses with some chutneys and bread? It can be doubled up as your evening nibbles, too. Add a glass of port for a hint of luxury and your guests will be talking about it for weeks!
  10. For a fun and fabulous idea for summer, hire out an ice cream van to serve cold treats while you have your pictures taken. This could also work as your outdoors dessert!
  11. Get a fashionable wedding cake and cost-friendly favours all in one by choosing a tiered cupcake tower. Cut the top tier and hand out the cupcakes as favours to your guests after the wedding breakfast. That way you get to say thank you in person.
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