From a 2000dollarwedding kindred spirit:
I am also sick of ridiculous proclamations by the WIC. For example, just today I received an e-mail from the Knot with the top "worst" pieces of wedding advice. One of the pieces of advice that was considered "worst" was only spending $9 per person for food. The Knot informed me that should be 40% of my budget and that "skimping" on food is tacky. Personally, I'm having Mexican food catered from a local restaurant. It is going to cost about $10 per person. It is perfect for our wedding because all of my friends and family know how much my fiance (especially) and I love Mexican food. Also, our guests just aren't stuffy people that want fancy food. Who is The Knot to tell me that I can't have delicious, inexpensive food at my wedding that all of my guests will love?!Hear, hear, Emily!
Planning meaningful and memorable (not to mention fabulous!) weddings does not require us to lose our sanity and our savings. It's too stressful to feel pressured by the Wedding Industrial Complex to spend more money in order to have the wedding of our dreams. We can have the weddings of our dreams, on our own terms.
Mexican food from a local restaurant sounds amazing!