One of the things we have never touched on before here at A Bride On A Budget is how to plan a potluck wedding. It’s something that I’ve always been a little iffy about. If you’re throwing a wedding, I can’t imagine inviting guests and asking them to bring food.

We host a huge football party every year, and we don’t even ask guests to bring food to that. And we don’t ask anyone to anything to our annual New Year’s Eve party — except their A Game for making it til midnight. And even that is negotiable. I honestly tell people they can just come, grab a plate of food, and leave. That’s how we host parties.

That doesn’t mean a potluck wedding reception is a bad idea. It just means it isn’t for me.

A wedding potluck can be a great idea, though, if you’re on a budget or if you’re really working under a tight planning deadline. Our neighbors actually had one a couple years ago and everyone had a great time. Plus, it was really easy on them because they didn’t have to worry about cooking…

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