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How to feed your wedding guests for under $80 a head

Updated: Aug 24, 2023

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and feeding your guests is a crucial aspect of the celebration. However, it can be a daunting task to provide delicious food for all of your guests without breaking the bank. Here are some tips for feeding your wedding guests on a budget:

  1. Consider a buffet-style meal. Buffet-style meals are usually less expensive than plated dinners because they require less staff to serve. Additionally, buffets offer a wider variety of food options for guests to choose from.

  2. Opt for a daytime wedding. Brunch or lunch receptions are usually less expensive than dinner receptions. You can also serve lighter and less expensive options such as sandwiches or salads during the day.

  3. Choose seasonal and local ingredients. Using seasonal and local ingredients can help you save money on food costs. Talk to your caterer about what ingredients are in season and can be sourced locally.

  4. Consider alternative dessert options. Wedding cakes can be expensive, so consider alternative dessert options such as cupcakes or a dessert bar.

One great option to keep your guests full and happy that A Days Graze Catering offer is having a MYO (Make Your Own) burger or taco bar. These are not only crowd-pleasing favorites, but also an economical choice that can help you stay within your budget.


Another option that can be considered is a grazing table. With prices ranging from $12 to $18 per head, our grazing tables are a great way to keep your guests well-fed without breaking the bank. Consider pairing a feasting graze with a MYO option or buffet to create a budget-friendly, full meal replacement food choice.


If you're working with a tight budget, you may want to consider more affordable options, such as sandwiches, salads, or pasta dishes. These options can still be delicious and filling, while also being easy on the wallet. On the other hand, if you have a larger budget, you may want to consider more luxurious options, such as a 3-course plated dinner, canape function or seafood buffet.

No matter which option you choose, it's important to keep in mind that the key to feeding your guests for under $80 a head is to plan ahead and be creative with your options. Working with you caterer can help develop a menu that fits your exact needs and tastes. We can help you choose the right options to make your wedding day a memorable one for you and your guests.


So, if you are looking for wedding catering in the Central Queensland region, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We would be more than happy to discuss your requirements and provide you with a quote based on your Food preferences, theme and budget!




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