Post # 1
I’m planning a November wedding this year and am just starting to do the planning. My mom suggested that we do something different rather than a banquet hall and sit down dinner. In every wedding I’ve been to I’ve only had the 3 or sometimes 5 course sit down dinners so I’m not familiar with any other options.
What other types of dinners are there suitable for weddings? Are there wedding buffet style? And can it still be classy? Would it cost more or less? I was also looking at some of the manors and mansions in the GTA and they looked nice but I’m not sure what the dinner arrangements are. Any insight and recommendations would truly help!
Post # 3
@Lene-GTA: Look into buying out a restaurant, as well. Dont necessarily equate formality with class. You can have something very relaxed and still classy. Yes there are buffets. Ours was a mingling type tea with a buffet and gelato cart, then a speakeasy with just hors d’ouevres etc served constantly all night.
Post # 4
I’m doing food stations instead of a sit down dinner. It’s actually a bit more expensive since we’re keeping the bar open and still serving a full meal. ive been to a dinner with “family style” eating. It was great! Dishes were brought to each table and we’re passed around. It allowed big eaters to serve themselves more and it’s a cheaper option than regular plated dinners.
Post # 5
@Lene-GTA: We did family-style. While it was still very nice, it gave a more fun feeling to the meal. People got to choose what/how much to eat, without having to stand up and wait in a buffet line. Our caterer priced a family-style meal as slightly more expensive than a buffet, but cheaper than a plated meal.
As far as what to serve, pretty much anything goes! As long as its hot, tasty, and plentiful, people will be very happy. More informal food like BBQ, pizza, or tacos seems to be growing in popularity. Casual food can still be classy when made with good ingredients!