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Exploring Essential Wedding Catering Mistakes to Avoid

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Most brides (30%) plan their weddings for seven to 12 months. Many couples are so preoccupied thinking about the grand scheme of things that they sometimes neglect what should be a very memorable part of your wedding: the food. There are plenty of catering services to choose from that can help you to create the wedding day menu you’ve always dreamed of, but before you get started, it’s important to know what not to do. Here are just a few important mistakes to avoid when coordinating your wedding day catering services in Miami.

Not offering enough food during happy hour.
Spending for cocktail hours has risen to 76% from 69% in 2010, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spend a bit more on food as well. This helps guests to stay level headed throughout the night, since it’s only just begun. If you leave guests without much to eat during happy hour, don’t be surprised if some of them imbibe a bit too much before dinnertime. And don’t just offer light appetizers — make sure guests can eat something substantial that has protein.

Not considering guests with special dietary needs.
It’s definitely true that your wedding day menu should reflect your tastes, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep the needs of other guests in mind. For example, if you’re expecting several guests who are vegetarian or vegan, make sure there are some meat-free options for them to enjoy. The same can be said for guests with gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, or other food allergies. Make it known that you acknowledge and appreciate their presence by keeping them in mind and offering diet-appropriate options.

Thinking that no one will remember the food at your wedding.
Finally, many people think of their wedding day menu as relatively forgettable in the grand scheme of things. But food is a powerful cultural force that can bring guests together and help to make everlasting memories. Never underestimate the powerful statement you can make with your wedding’s eclectic menu.

Ultimately, avoiding these mistakes when planning your wedding catering services in Miami can help you create a menu as memorable and unique as you are. For more information about unique wedding venues in Miami, contact Renaissance Miami.