The Lazy Bitch’s Guide to Finding the Wedding Food on a Budget

If you want a wedding on a budget – it does take work and work means… well, working. But have no fear, fellow lazy bitches! I've rounded up my best tips and ideas for finding the wedding food on a budget (and not breaking a sweat).

All hail the lazy bitches! We're the ones who would rather pin pretty stuff on Pinterest than actually get off our asses and DIY them. We're the ones who opt to let our partner plan the entire honeymoon because it allows us to spend that time cleaning out our DVR. Yes, we are alive and well in the wedding community – though we're enjoying said community reclining on our collective bums.

The Lazy Bitch's Guide to Finding the Wedding Food on a Budget
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But alas, if you want a wedding on a budget – it does take work and work means… well, working. But have no fear, fellow lazy bitches! I've rounded up my best tips and ideas for finding the wedding food on a budget (and not breaking a sweat).

The Lazy Bitch's Guide to Finding the Wedding Food on a Budget

1. Find an all-inclusive venue. Seriously, if you go with an all-inclusive resort or event center option, you'll be able to knock a shitload of items off your to do list. One of which is the food. Have an in-house caterer plan the menu and show up to taste everything. Boom! Done.

2. Already know what food you want? Call or email some local restaurants for menus and cost. Lots of establishments have pre-made cater menus that you look at on your own or online (in your underpants!) and have set budgets for each one. Just know your budget and guest count and let them do all the work!

3. Don't blow off fast food. Seriously, who wouldn't love a wedding with Church's fried chicken and McDonald's french fries? And these places are used to making a ton of food in a short amount of time so you could literally have someone stop in between the ceremony and reception and pick up enough for all your guests.

4. Delegate. Seriously, if you know what you want – why not have a friend or family member track it down for you? This is a task to palm off on someone dying to help. Ask them to get the menus and budgets for you to look at. Look it all through THEN go for a tasting.

5. Self-cater your buffet. We did and it was incredibly easy. The most time was devoted to the actual shopping for the food but again, delegate. We did a dump and go plan (simple foods that we could open and dump into a serving container – no cooking required) but others have pre-made salads and sides then paired them with grilled items (done at the reception by a family member or friend).

What are your lazy bitch tips for finding the wedding food?