(Closed) What type of reception are you having?

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Reception type
    Plated meal : (62 votes)
    46 %
    Buffet or stations : (58 votes)
    43 %
    Heavy appetizers : (6 votes)
    4 %
    Dessert or cake and coffee : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Other (is there another type?) : (5 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    18645 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We had a buffet because it was less expensive and let people choose what they wanted to eat without us asking!

    Post # 4
    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We picked a seated dinner because it was actually less expensive than a buffet at our reception facility and we some of the dishes we liked were only available as plated (I guess they didn’t hold up well in a buffet line).  I was fine with asking our guests to pick an option when they RSVPed.  

    Post # 5
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We chose buffet style because it is less expensive than plated.

    Post # 6
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    We went with buffet because I wanted non-traditional food. We’re having an asian station and a mexican station. 

    Post # 7
    382 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We are having a backyard wedding and it’s really casual, so we are having a buffet.

    Post # 8
    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    At our venue, buffet and plated dinners cost the same.  We went with plated because we just preferred it over buffet-styled. 

    Post # 9
    4382 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    Buffet, because we also wanted to do non-traditional and stationy food. I’m hoping it’ll create flow, and besides that, it’s saving us money. Win.

    Post # 10
    762 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We went with buffet because it was the most food for the money. We could have gotten plated for not much more but it was actually less food.

    Post # 11
    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Plated. It was less expensive at our venue, plus I like the flow of it better. All the buffet receptions I have been to have been a huge traffic jam trying to get some food. Not a fan.

    Post # 12
    13 posts
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I really want to have heavy appetizers/mini foods (sliders, mini mac n cheese, mini tacos, whatever) but my fiance thinks it would be worng to do since we are having a 5pm wedding and guests will be hungry. Who cares? I could fill up on appetizers! I don’t really want the boring sit-down meal 🙁

    Post # 14
    1510 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    At our venue, the buffet was the most expensive option because it included the most food, and we selected this.  This includes a plethora of hot and cold butler passed appetizer, multiple different chicken entrees, seafood entrees, beef entrees, salads, pastas, carving stations (where a chef carves the meat and places it onto your plate), and an Italian sweets buffet in addition to our tiered wedding cake. 

    We selected it because it was the most food and gave guests the most selection.  We are also having a top shelf open bar and we wanted our guests to eat as much as possible so that people aren’t getting too drunk (although those who want to still probably will).

    Post # 15
    2703 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    we went with plated. there wasn’t much of a price difference… plus it wasn’t just a “per person/per plate” price… we just had a minimum spend amount… that we could meet however we wanted between liquor, food, dessert, apps, etc.

    they had a trio plate option that offered everyone a bit of everything so we went with that…

    reminds me… i need to do a tasting of our choices ASAP! 🙂

    Post # 16
    1641 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We are having a very smallw edding- 15 people- and are having a fiarly fancy sit down (since it own’t cost that much)

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