(Closed) is it a regional thing?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

I’ve been to buffets and sit downs, both in Maryland….That probably doesn’t help, but I think it justs comes down to personal choice. 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m in the midwest (Missouri) and only been to buffet style dinners.  They are very popular around here, especially in the less urban areas.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am from Louisiana, and I have seen both. Being served is great yet picking your own is also is wonderful bc you can fix what you know you will like.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I’m from…all over actually.  (The east, midwest, and west.)  I’ve been to both.  Although I’ve never lived in the south.  I think there might abe a regional thing.  But I think if you’ve been to many family weddings, it be that one wedding inspires the next, and so on.  But just a guess…

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

I’m from the Midwest as well & have gone to both 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

I am originally from PA, and I’ve been to quite a few weddings there in the past few years and there’s been both sit down and buffet style. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’ve never thought of that before. I’m from the South, and I’ve only ever been to buffet-style weddings, and that’s what we’re having.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I live in the Northeast and have been to several weddings that were buffets, family style sit down, and plated sit down dinners.  All were lovely.

Post # 11
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Newbee

In Wisconsin we have buffets or "family style." It’s not very typical to have a plated dinner in the rural areas. There is also a typical wedding meal: broasted chicken, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, rolls, green beens, and stuffing. Some polka music too and lots of beer. Also, it isn’t uncommon to have weddings with 400 guests or more. Very strange!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I’m from Southeast Wisconsin (more urban than rural) and live in Chicago.  I’ve been to both plated and buffet dinners in both areas. 

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve been to probably 10 buffet style weddings and only 1 plated.  Most of them were in Southern OR or CA.  I think it mainly has to do with budget.  Generally speaking, plated dinners end up costing more than buffets. 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think it definitely is a regional thing that is more prominent in the south. I’m from California and have only been to sit-down dinner weddings. That’s also what I am having.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I live in the midwest and have definitely been to a majority of weddings with plated dinners!  I definitely think it’s more sommon in other areas to have buffet or just hors d’oeurves, etc

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