Post # 1
Due to costs… we’re slightly limited… so here are the two options we are looking at:
Option 1: Buffet with two meal options, no hors d’oeuvres during coctail hour, giant plates of food.
Option 2: Plated dinner with three options, two-three hors d’oeuvres, smaller plates of food.
Also if you want… please explain your reasoning.. I’m curious to see how guests would react
Post # 3
Option 2 hands down. I’m usually pretty hungry by cocktail hour and would like a little something to nibble on. And I don’t need a huge plate of food in front of me at dinner, so I would always go for option 2 in this case!
Post # 4
I chose option 2 bc I think if you have smaller plates, but more option people think they are getting more. If you have just like 1 big plate, they wont think anything of it.
I would much rather have some extra options! Just bc the plats are smaller they wont even notice!
Post # 5
As a guest, after getting ready, traveling to the ceremony and watching the ceremony, I’m usually very ready to eat. I would much prefer to be able to nibble on hor d’oeuvres during cocktail hour.
Post # 6
Option 2 – I’m not a buffet fan and no food during cocktail hour would surprise/annoy me
Post # 7
I prefer seated dinners at weddings. I think weddings are formal occasions and I hate trying to balance plates and not spill on myself from buffets.
ETA: no food at the cocktail hour would really annoy me, especially if there is alcohol!
Post # 8
As pp have mentioned, definitely option 2!
Post # 9
2 for all the reasons previously listed
Post # 10
AWESOME! this was my thinking… I’m just confused as to why the buffet was more expensive!!!!
Post # 11
Option 2. You dont want huge plates of food to be wasted by people who tend not eat heavy meals at night.
I would go with smaller meal and some appts for cocktail hour: that is your best bet.
Post # 12
I love buffets and usually prefer them, but in this situation I think I’m prefer more options over more volume of food. In fact one of the reasons I typically dislike plated meals is I don’t like to waste food, so smaller with more selections would really help with that.
Post # 13
i always vote plated dinner. Plus It is nice to be able to nibble on apps while mingling. Small plates- no problem, aren’t most people watching their weight these days anyways. 🙂
Post # 14
More food spread out over more time, especially if alcohol is involved.
Post # 15
Hors d’hoeurves are a must, IMO, especially if there is alcohol. Empty tummies get drunky fast!
Post # 16
Option 2, because you need to have food during cocktail hour when people will be drinking.