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Planning a wedding can be tough. Paying for a wedding can be even tougher, if you don’t know what you’re doing. One of the most expensive parts of any wedding is often the food: everyone wants to celebrate the most special day of their lives with an elegant spread of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a multi-course meal. Finding wedding catering services that deliver this at an affordable price, however, can be a challenge. With MG Weddings, it isn’t. Through our array of tips and tricks, we’ve become the catering Miami couples trust to help create just the wedding they’d always imagined, at an affordable price.

Step 1: Do Your Research

Looking for the best catering Miami has to offer? First, we recommend you start off with some culinary research. No, we don’t mean you need to become world-renowned chefs yourselves, but do learn a bit about what it actually takes to get some of the most popular wedding dishes to your table. Are they in-season? Imported? From how far? Does it take a lot of time to prepare it? What are the best serve-yourself appetizers? The answers to all of these will help you strategize and cut down on costs. For example, if you were getting married in Bar Harbor, Maine during June, lobster might be a great local choice at a price you can afford. But here in Miami, you’ll have to import it. Try to stick to catering Miami itself can deliver on— local seafood is a better place to start!

Keep Your Wedding Catering Services Simple

So now that you’ve done some background research, you’ll want to take some other things into consideration. For one, how much do you think your guests will actually eat? Will there be a lot of picky eaters? Will they get full off of hors d’oeuvres? Sometimes the best way to go is to keep it simple. You can still have an elegant, satisfying dinner on a budget. The key is to learn what you need and what you don’t.

For starters, stick to two or three courses. Soup or salad. Entrée. Wedding cake. Easy-peasy. After toasts, most people will want to get to the dance floor as soon as possible.

There’s also the bar. If an open bar is part of your dream wedding, this may be hard to cut back on, but there are a few things you do for your budget. Serve the basics, like beer, wine and champagne, instead of stocking up on every hard liquor you can think of. Or, stick to one or two super versatile spirits, like whiskey or vodka, for your drink menu. You can also create one, signature cocktail for the evening.

Remember, the key to budgeting your post-wedding feast is moderation.

Find Out How We’ll Cater To Your Needs

There’s so much more to wedding planning than finding wedding catering services that provide just what you need. At MG Weddings, we’ve got the experience that has helped plenty of Miami couples create their very own dream wedding. We can help create yours too. Call us today