Themed weddings are in! And would not it be great if the theme actually helped your budget ?!
Well, if you and your fiance are a country couple at heart, or REAL horse-riding, cow-herding country folk, then you're in luck! An old fashion BBQ wedding reception will help save on your menu price and be major fun, and who would not like a Cowboy Wedding Reception? It's a chance to get out those cowboy boots we all so love.
At the end of this article are a couple menu ideas that might help inspire your inner country soul to create a unique and fun experience for your guests – all without paying a fortune for your meal! Often, the reception that offer the "plated chicken dinner" lack style and leave guests feeling a bit bland about your reception food. I encourage you to spice it up! Add some color and unexpected "flavor" to your wedding day meal … make it memorable!
As for affordable country BBQ décor ideas – have fun! Most brides tend to stick with the traditional white & ivory color schemes – do not! Get creative! Use bright linens like the colors in a beautiful country sunset, or earth tones of blue and green like the mountains and pastures, or traditional checkered tablecloths for a more casual daytime event. Mason jars with wild flowers, fresh herbs or wheat would be great. Put beer bottles and soda in galvanized tubs for a western feel at the bar or placed around an outdoor reception. Hay bales, Cowbells and wagon wheels will add to the look as well.
Remember the more "formal" feeling the reception, the more it is likely to cost you. Over-the-top buffets with expensive cuts of beef, seafood's and elaborate floral arrangements are pricey, so think about a bit more casual feeling themed reception. Casual style receptions end up being a unique way for couples to express themselves and their likes without breaking the bank and a BBQ Wedding Reception is a perfect example of this! Here are a couple great menu ideas for a Country Barbecue Wedding Reception – and it's not just chicken. Yum! Yum! Yum!
BBQ Wedding Reception Menu Idea # 1
* Barbecue Chicken
* Country-style Pork Spareribs
* Sweet & Smokey Baked Beans
* Corn on the Cob
* Traditional Coleslaw
* Watermelon, Honeydew & Cantaloupe Skewers
* Cornbread with Honey-Butter
Barbecue Wedding Reception Menu Idea # 2
* Sliders! (Petite style Burgers)
* Apricot-Honey Glazed Chicken
* Red Skinned Potato Salad
* Watermelon and Fresh Strawberry Display
* Farmer's Market Green Salad with homemade Dressings
* Biscuits & Honey
And instead of traditional Wedding Cake, how about a display of glorious and delicious pies!
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