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How much does wedding food cost per head?

How much does wedding food cost per head?

Brides and grooms aren’t the only ones who should enjoy their special day. Instead, a good wedding should see guests having plenty of fun as they get emotional at the vows, hit the dance floor and, rather importantly, tuck into a specially chosen meal. The question for betrothed couples in regards to this last part has got to be: how much will it cost to feed everyone in attendance? The answer really depends on what serve, when you get hitched and how many people are there to see you say ‘I do’. This guide should help you get your head around the price.


What’s the price per head?


According to wedding website ‘Hitched’, the catering can cost as little as £11.50 per head. However, it’s not uncommon for some people to lose track of spending and end up shelling out in the region of £30 or £40 per person. More than anything, the cost is determined by the type of food that you want to serve on your big day. While it’s possible to chop down the guest list to keep things cheap, ‘Hitched’ has found that the average guest usually spends around £18 on a wedding gift. Therefore, if you ask for cash or vouchers you should find that each person ultimately covers the cost of their portion themselves.


How can you keep the cost down?


Wedding website ‘The Knot’ has found that the most popular day of the week to get married on is Saturday. Due to this, couples wanting to walk down the aisle on the weekend are usually looking at paying more for the venue, entertainment, and yes, also the catering. Therefore, the cost per person tends to go down when brides and grooms have their wedding midweek. It couldn’t hurt to try getting hitched on a weekday, could it?


How can you get the best value for money?


fish and chip van instead of wedding buffet

The best way to feel happy with your expenditure is to choose a meal that will satisfy your guests’ appetites. For example, fish and chip van hire will provide people with a hearty portion rather than having them asking ‘is that it?’ following a sit-down meal.


Go with what you fancy!


Don’t forget, just because you’re paying an arm and a leg for the catering doesn’t mean it will be great. That’s why you shouldn’t be afraid to consider affordable options like our various food van hire. For more information, get in touch today.