When It comes to food, plan on spending. In an average wedding, the reception takes up 50% of the entire budget. So put some thought into what you are planning on serving your guests. Today, wedding guests are looking for something other than a heavy plated meal. Consider having more hors d’oeuvre’s and a smaller plated meal. Emphases on the one-biters, with nothing larger than a tablespoon. This allows for guests to spend more time mingling and wont weigh them down after the dinner. Also, consider a twist on comfort food. Like a spoon of gourmet mashed potatos, or a shot glass worth of tomato soup and grilled cheese. While they may look elegant, they have the flavors that your guests will be used to, and are bound to love.