Inexpensive finger foods for a wedding reception

Written by kristie lorette
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
Inexpensive finger foods for a wedding reception
Choose some inexpensive finger food options to serve at your wedding reception. (appetizers image by Earl Robbins from

When it comes to planning a wedding, one of the most expensive aspects of a wedding is typically the food. One of the easiest ways to cut down on your wedding food budget is to serve inexpensive finger foods for the wedding reception. Hot and cold finger food options can both be served at the wedding reception for guests to enjoy.

Other People Are Reading


Many different fruits make sweet and delicious finger foods. Melons such as honeydews and cantaloupes can be cut into chucks or carved out with a melon baller, which can be easily eaten with your fingers. Sliced or chunks of apples, pears, peaches and pineapples, strawberries and cherries are also viable fruit options.


As is the case with fruits, there are a variety of vegetables that can easily be sliced into finger size portions. Carrots, celery, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower and broccoli are a few inexpensive options for veggie wedding reception trays.


From sweet dips to salty dips, dips can be the perfect complement to a fruit or vegetable tray. Ranch based dips and honey-mustard dips are popular options for vegetable trays. Melted chocolate, caramel and raspberry dips are also options for fruit dips.

Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are another finger food option that is relatively inexpensive. Chicken wings come with a variety of flavour options. Barbecue flavour, spicy, naked and honey flavoured chicken wings are a few options available from which to choose.

Cubed Meat

Cubed chunks of meat such as steak, turkey, chicken and ham also make great finger foods for wedding receptions. Dipping sauces may accompany the meats or spiced meats can be used for flavouring.

Mini-quiche and Other Pastries

Mini-quiche or other pastries make eating with your fingers easy and clean. Quiche include Lorraine (cheese), spinach and cheese, ham and cheese and other possible combinations. Cream puff pastries can be served as a sweet options. Pigs in a blanket can also fall into this finger food category.

Food Tips

Make sure you have plenty of napkins and toothpicks on hand so guests can hold the food and spear it off of serving platters and trays.

Hot finger foods may require hotplates to keep the food warm while being served.

Cold finger foods may require ice or cooling mechanisms to keep the food from spoiling.

Don't Miss

  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.