Sit-Down vs Buffet

posted 1 year ago in Food
  • poll: sit-down or buffet
    sit-down : (65 votes)
    52 %
    buffet : (44 votes)
    35 %
    who cares?!?! Just give me food! : (17 votes)
    13 %
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    Buzzing bee

    I would have preferred plated dinners but with our venue I was not going to happen. 

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    Busy Beekeeper

    I prefer buffets, but every so often the bees have this poll and it seems that a sit down plated dinner almost always wins. 

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    Busy bee

    One vote for plated!  I think its more elegant, I don’t like standing in line, and I’m kind of a germophobe so I don’t love the idea of 100 other people breathing on my food.  My venue lets people order from 3 entree options the evening of, but if you need a head count before your wedding, I would give good descriptions of each entree and I’m sure everyone will find something they’ll like.

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    Buzzing bee

    I prefer buffets – I can leave the stuff I won’t eat, and get more of the stuff I like!

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    Sugar bee

    I am picky, but still prefer plated. Very rarely are buffets pulled off nicely enough to be worth. More often then not, the food is not warm enough and you spend way too much time waiting in line. Family style is my #1 choice, but plated is my 2nd pick.

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    Helper bee

    We had a buffet. I originally wanted a plated dinner, but we got more bang for our buck with buffet so we went with that. It turned out to be better because it was set up really nicely and everyone got to have seconds. I don’t regret it!

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    Busy Beekeeper

    I prefer plated meals. It seems more upscale to me, even though it’s sometimes the cheaper option (since buffets require more food.) Plus, I really hate being herded and waiting in line at a fancy event. 

    FI is a pretty relaxed guy, but he HATES buffets. He says it creeps him out that other people are possibly touching or breathing on his food. 

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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I prefer a seated dinner when I am dressed up!

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    Sugar bee

    Does anyone else obsessively read the food threads when theyre hungry but too lazy to cook? i dont know why i do this, it doesnt help the hunger!

    i like the variety of buffets definitely. It depends on the venue though – do they constantly replenish it with fresh food? is it kept hot? I don’t like buffets where if you arent one of the first tables to eat you get left overs and some things have run out

    plated – well its normally hot and fresh – good. no choice, so if you dont like it its a problem. you dont have to go up and get it whcih is great for lazy people (like me), the elderly or people who cant walk well.

    I do think people automatically think of buffets as very casual…but they dont have to be.

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    Busy bee

    THough sit down is seen as more formal, I prefer buffet as I prefer choosing the food that I want to eat

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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I vote for a wedding, a sit-down dinner!

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    Honey Beekeeper

    I’m for a sit down dinner. Not very often that we have formal sit down dinners anymore, may as well go all out for wedding day, IMO!

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    Newbee

    I’m having a Buffett I like the idea that my guests have lots of options :)

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    366 posts
    Helper bee

    We are having a VERY small reception (~50 people) and are going with a sit-down dinner.  It’s going to be in a private room of a nice restaurant with AMAZING food.  The whole thing will be a very intimate affair so sit-down definitely suits our needs.  

    I think ultimately it depends on the kind of reception you’re having.

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