(Closed) Tip for buffet brides… have a salad served

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@NAvery:  We’re having passed hors d’ouvres upon entry, penne alla vodka as first course, salad as second course, then carving station/buffet and dessert afterwards.  Open bar throughout. The guests will be free to sit and listen to speeches or walk to the bar at their leisure. With the way both our families eat I would never let there be 1 minute without food on their plates. 

Oh I forgot to add along with the hors d,oeuvres there will also be a cold display with fruits, cheeses, bread bowl with spinach dip, fresh vegetables, shrimp cocktail, and bruschetta upon entry.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@NAvery:  It sounds like this was a great idea.  Glad your guests liked it.  We’re having a cocktail hour in the same room as our reception (2 areas of the same room), so our guests will have appetizers as soon as the ceremony is over (ceremony and reception are at the same location).  Plus we only have about 50 guests, which is why we chose the buffet, otherwise lines start getting too long.  It seems like the served salad is a way around that though.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

@NAvery:  This is a really great idea!  I’m leaning towards a buffet for my reception and I’ll definitely keep it in mind.

Post # 6
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666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

How many guests did you have in total?

Sounds like a great idea.  We are currently trying to decide between plated and buffet and I had wondered if maybe the salads could be plated and on the tables when the people arrived.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

@NAvery:  thanks for the post! we hope to do something like this so i’m glad you posted it! we’re italian, so we were very set on having food (salad, bread, olive oil, greens, etc) on the table family style right away.  The rest of the meal we weren’t set on, but we knew we didn’t want plated dinner (the drama of the single choice!). we either wanted entrees family style on table or transition to a buffet. this sounds awesome.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Tagging – I need this 🙂

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