I wish I did something similar to this when I got married. I would love to have an array of seasoned meats and salad for the guests to choose from! Food services can be pricey, but it all depends on where you go and what you want.
11 Ideas For Self Catering Your Dessert Reception - A Practical Wedding
Nothing about planning my nuptials gave me sticker shock quite like looking at the cost of a wedding cake. So... we scrapped it. Traditionalists might balk at the idea of having a wedding without a big white cake, but I'm here from the other side to tell you: It's totally OK if you'd rather have donuts or cookies or–like me–popsicles instead.
An outdoor reception for a summer wedding is also lots of fun. You could have a picnic, BBQ, or a low country boil in a park or even in your own back yard. Picnic themes are easy too! You could include the traditional picnic foods such as salads, fried chicken, corn on the cob, green beans, rolls, burgers, pulled pork.