- 10 years ago
- Wedding: September 2008
I would love some help deciding between doing food stations or a plated meal for my reception. Here are the vitals:
It’s a day wedding, so we’re talking lunch. We’re inviting 200 people and it looks like most will be coming (!!). We don’t care about the cost difference. And the food, either way, is going to be amazing. We can select either 3 types of stations (ie, salad; pasta; meat carving) or give our guests 2 entree options, and we would select 2 starter courses (soup/salad/appetizer).
My initial feeling was that I wanted to go with stations – because I thought that would allow more time to be focused on the dancing and general merry-making. People could eat when they wanted, and not feel like they had to sit through this long meal – I mean, it’s not dinner after all.
But then I read that for more than 100 people, plated meals are more time-effective, because you don’t have people waiting in line for food. And if almost all of our guests come, we don’t want there to be crowding at the stations…
So I guess now I’m leaning toward the plated 3-course lunch. Anyone have any insight they can share to help me pull the trigger on this decision?