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How to Save Money on Your Wedding Brunch

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:41 am    Post subject: How to Save Money on Your Wedding Brunch Reply with quote

How to Save Money on Your Wedding Brunch

A wedding brunch is more than just a courtesy. For several days now the bride has had nightmares and/or panic attacks at the thought that something will go wrong. A brunch is one way to ensure that all those that are to be in attendance will actually be early. To ensure this you may want to tell your guests that this is the time that they will receive their gifts. The parents of the couple or the best man and maid of honor often host this meal. Save money on your wedding brunch and make it special by following the helpful hints we have assembled for you.

* STEP 1: Consider having brunch at home. When your party is hosted at a private home you will save a considerable amount of money on your wedding brunch. If you decide to use this option, you may want to have your maid or matron of honor help the host/hostess with the final preparation of the dinner. You could also use a catering service.

* STEP 2: Limit your selections. Some of your guests may be vegetarians or have allergies that need to be kept in mind when you are planning your menu. To be on the safe side, and to save money on your wedding brunch, you may want to consider limiting your selections of meat at this meal. Vegetables provide a wider choice of preparation options and are less expensive than meats. Many vegetarians and people with health issues can eat seafood. These choices are easily prepared and can also be less expensive than red meats.

* STEP 3: Choose a restaurant for your brunch. A restaurant customarily offers wider ranges of choices and you will save money on your wedding brunch. Their per-guest rates are normally cheaper.

* STEP 4: Double-check your guest list at least a week before your wedding brunch so that you can make any necessary changes ahead of time. Last minute guest additions can cost you more money as the restaurant will charge you regular rates for these guests. You may find that one of your guests needs to bring a friend or child with them.

* STEP 5: Contact the restaurants that you want to consider hosting your wedding brunch and allow them ample time to give you that special rate. When you have all your rates listed, you may want to call the restaurant where you really want to have your dinner, and tell them that you would like to have your party at their facility. Then add that another restaurant of the same type has given you a better rate. They may drop their prices below that rate to get your business.

Overall Tips & Warnings

* Make sure you are aware of any food allergies your guests may have.

* Ask your guest to RSVP so that you are aware of how many people to expect.

* Do not forget that parking can be a big consideration for your wedding party. In larger metropolitan areas your guests may have to use paid parking facilities. You can contact these facilities ahead of time for a special rate and availability.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My niece is getting married and I can't tell you how this topic has been an issue. When you have so many from out of town you have to feed people at least 4 times which can really add up. These hotels know that so they jack up the price - does it really take $20 to feed a child? Smile I don't think so.
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