Planning a wedding- need DIY food ideas- very low budget??

by DIY wedding planner on December 8, 2011

Thinking something light- sandwiches, salads? I dont really know, i’m new at all this!

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vjustmehere December 8, 2011 at 2:47 am

Sandwiches can be a lot of work and pretty expensive if your doing any kind of variety. Try some pastas and salads. You need to look into foods that you can make in masses and are relatively cheap to do. Check with Costco or some other store like that, you can still make it homemade just a lot cheaper.

Just keep in mind that if your looking for DIY it you’re only going to have so much time while also doing all the other wedding stuff.
good luck and congratulations!


Dave R December 8, 2011 at 3:11 am

when the wife and i got hitched 6+ years ago, we got a pig, about 125-140#, from a farmer or local animal auction, took it to the local butcher shop, the guy dressed it and quartered it, put the 1/4′s on the smoker the day before, get a couple buddys to stay up and help keep the fire going. get other friends to make tator salad, beans, veggie trays etc. dips what ever, get lots of paper plates and plastic utensils, don’t forget plenty of beer, or have it byob. if your friends chip in it takes a big load off you and your bride, after all you two are the special ones for the day.


Mary G December 8, 2011 at 3:12 am

mashed potato bar

mashed potatoes in champagne glasses with assorted toppings for everyone to make their own:
sour cream
shredded cheese


tuna/ham/chicken salad sandwiches… all made ahead the night before…. this would be a big job, but family and friends could help… serve with chips and dip and veggie trays…


deli fried chicken
macaroni and cheese
baked beans
cole slaw
serve as if it were a picnic… plastic ware, paper plates, etc… checkered tablecloths, etc.


mexican bar
simple things like tortillas, chopped lettuce and tomatoes, shredded cheese, and beef or chicken… serve with chips and salsa


Jeff V December 8, 2011 at 3:33 am

I like finger foods. Different kinds of cheese, crackers, olives, veggies and dips.


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