If you’ve ever planned a wedding or are currently planning one, you know how much of an impact the food has on the reception and… everything else. It gets expensive to feed all those people! But if you’re thinking you’ll have to stick with a cake and punch reception, think again. There are lots of creative wedding buffet menus that are budget-friendly and will make your reception unique. Take a look and get inspired by DIY wedding ideas for buffets that will please you and your guests.

1. Popcorn Bar: This idea just screams country-classic. We’ll guarantee that your wedding will be the kid favorite of the summer. (via A Joyful Riot)

2. Mimosa Bar: Leave off the punch. Juice, fresh fruit, and bubbly is all that’s required for the perfect drink buffet to go with your cake. (via Gimme Some Oven)

3. Spiked Milkshake Buffet: Everyone loves ice cream. If you are planning a summer wedding, consider serving up all the ingredients for the best ice cream floats ever. (via Hostess With the Mostess)

4. Crostini Bar: Bread, cheese, cold meats — it doesn’t get much classier than crostini for your afternoon wedding. (via Getty Images)

5. Biscuits Bar: It’s a fact that breakfast is the best meal of the day. So whip up brunch faves (i.e. plenty of bacon and biscuits), and make everyone happy. (via Sugar and Cloth)

6. Pizza Buffet: You can make your own crust or buy it, but as long as there is enough cheese, your pizza buffet promises to be the best buffet yet. (via Getty Images)

7. Dessert Bar: A cookie bar (with maybe a few cake pops and parfaits) gives you a chance to hang with your maids while you bake. (via Getty Images)

8. Chips and Salsa Bar: If you’ve got family pining to help with your big day, ask them to make you a big pot of chili for the reception. Then all you have to do is provide the toppings for a wedding buffet to remember. (via Damn Delicious)

9. Bloody Mary Bar: Looking for a buffet to please your adult guests? Try putting together a Bloody mary bar for major kicks. This is also a great idea for the morning-after brunch. (via Getty Images)

10. Candy Buffet: Let guests make their own mini bags of candy to their liking. (via Getty Images)

11. Taco Bar: You probably thought of this one already, didn’t you? While you’re add it, let your guests whip up their own tequila-based cocktail too. (via Brit + Co)

Do you have any creative wedding buffet ideas? We’d love to hear about them on Twitter!