(Closed) Are you having a seated dinner or buffet?

posted 9 years ago in Food
  • poll: Are you having a seated dinner or buffet
    Seated dinner : (38 votes)
    46 %
    Buffet : (38 votes)
    46 %
    Other, I'll explain below : (6 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    We’re doing a buffet.  We could have done either one at our location.

    Post # 4
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    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We’re doing family style. It allows for the variety of a buffet, but allows guest to interact at the table.

    Post # 5
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    349 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Because of the way our venue is set up, we could only do a seated dinner. And that’s what we wanted anyway.

    But there’s nothing wrong with a buffet. It’s just a different way of doing things 🙂

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2018

    We’re having a couple of stations plus some passed appetizers and a dessert table, so I chose other. Our venue is at the beach, so I didn’t think a sit-down dinner would work. If we were doing it anywhere else, we would have a huge, yummy multi-course dinner. I don’t love the idea of a real buffet and we’re not having enough seating for everybody either. We’re doing small 4 person tables, cocktail tables and a couple of seating areas with couches and end tables, but not all big round dinner tables.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    We had the option of a buffet, family style, or seated and we chose to go with a seated, french service dinner at the wedding. It’s eight people to a table and a waiter and an assistant waiter per table so the service will be quick.

    Post # 8
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    we’re having a seated dinner. we liked the idea of a family style dinner, but the options we were presented for the family style weren’t things we knew our guests would like, so we went with the seated dinner… which ended up being cheaper than the family style and buffet.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Buffet. Here’s why, for me:

    There was a selection of vegetarian plates but no real entree. With vegetarian food I wanted people to be able to choose what they wanted because they might be picky with food preferences. Also, I had a smaller wedding which helped with the process of people going to the stations.

    Post # 10
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    6598 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We are doing seated – we want to do toasts throughout dinner (so people don’t get bored) and this is easier when they are seated as opposed to getting up and getting food! But we did consider a buffet before we decided on the toasts!

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee

    We decided to go with plated over buffet since we were doing it at a Country Club and wanted everything to look elegant. If you go with buffet, personally I think it really downgrades the event and makes it look too casual. When I think of buffet, I think of the buffet near my house which honestly isn’t that great.

    Post # 12
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    1044 posts
    Bumble bee

    We decided to go with plated over buffet since we were doing it at a Country Club and wanted everything to look elegant. If you go with buffet, personally I think it really downgrades the event and makes it look too casual. When I think of buffet, I think of the buffet near my house which honestly isn’t that great.

    Post # 13
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    1044 posts
    Bumble bee

    We decided to go with plated over buffet since we were doing it at a Country Club and wanted everything to look elegant. If you go with buffet, personally I think it really downgrades the event and makes it look too casual. When I think of buffet, I think of the buffet near my house which honestly isn’t that great.

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We are doing a seated dinner…but I’ve been to buffets and they were excellent!

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee

    Sometimes I prefer buffet since you can actually choose more than one entree instead of marking what you want on an RSVP card. For mine, we’ll likely do buffet because of the type of food we’ll have.

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee

    We did a plated dinner service.  It just made more sense for us, as we had a smaller wedding/reception room.  I think a buffet would have taken up far too much space.  Also, I’m a total klutz, so I hate attending formal events (all dressed up) and having to go through buffet lines.  I always feel like I’m going to spill something!

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