(Closed) Buffet?! Anyone else doing this for their wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 17
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Yum! I want to come to your wedding!

Post # 18
696 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We’re doing a buffet that includes two entrees, a starch, a vegetable, salad, rolls, and coffee and tea. Our room at the venue doesn’t offer plated dinner. Honestly, though, the weddings I’ve been to that had buffets rather than plated dinners were far better. The plated dinners were cold by the time they arrived! 

Post # 19
269 posts
Helper bee

@dgplmr86:  I personally LOVE your idea!! It will keep things exciting and fresh! Who knows, maybe you are about to start a new trend!!!

 I personally see it similar to changing courses during a sit down dinner. If you trust your caterer then let them do their thing. And I want to know, how much are you paying per person??

Post # 20
2555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Seems more like stations than a buffet to me?


We are doing buffet.  Buffet is actually standard at my venue, and while I’m not crazy about it, the $5/person EXTRA that my venue charges for plated food will be better spent on a late night, “drunK’ food mini-buffet.  Plus, my Fiance wants to be able to sample all three entrees and not have to pick one.  

Post # 21
1037 posts
Bumble bee

We’re doing a BBQ buffet 🙂

-Main: BBQ beef brisket, pulled BBQ chicken, and Italian sausage w/ peppers and onions.

-Sides: Cornbread, tomato/cucumber salad, and salt potatoes w/ Cajun butter

Post # 22
12246 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@dgplmr86:  Oh my God that sounds so good (I’m pregnant and starving) Please let me come to your wonderful buffet, eat your food, and tell you how beautiful everything is!

Post # 23
1863 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We did a create-your-own pasta bar and everyone loved it. My Mother-In-Law is still getting compliments on it. 

Post # 24
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@dgplmr86:  We are doing a buffet but no switching.

Slice Sirloin

Grilled Turkey Breast and gravy

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Mashed Potatoes/Gravy

Green Beans Almondine

Whole kernal corn

Tossed Salad with vegatebles

Carved Watermelon with fresh fruit

Relish tray

We will also have a cocktail hour with cheese and crackers and baby back ribs.

Neither family has vegetarian or dietary restrictions and both families are very much meat and potatoes type of eaters.


Post # 25
1597 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Where I live, EVERYONE has a buffet – even the rich people lol

We are having:

garden salad

potato salad

mashed potatoes



green beans

roasted chicken

roast beef au jus

candied ribs

and of course fruit, veggies, crackers, and cheese for hors d’oevres, rolls, etc.


I think you idea is awesome!

Post # 26
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

All of your food sounds so good! We are most likely doing a buffet too although, I’m not a huge fan of them. 

Post # 27
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I won’t do switching. That never goes smoothly unless you have really small number of guests.

Post # 28
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@dgplmr86:  I find nothing wrong with a buffet. Mine will be a buffet. I’m having about 25 people going to Vegas and we are going to have the buffet following the ceremony at one of the Vegas hotel buffets in a private room off of it. 

Post # 29
718 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I also wouldn’t do the switching, I might be bummed if I was a guest and got full on the first part and then realized there was something I’d rather have eaten on the second. All the food at once! If anything, turn just one of the options (maybe the pizza or tacos) into a late night snack.

Post # 31
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We’re also doing a buffet. It’s the norm where we’re getting married. I agree with the PPs. The switching might be a little confusing for your guests. 


We are having a cheese and crackers buffet after the ceremony before the reception. And then a dinner buffet for reception. I don’t have the final menu right now but there’s gonna be a separate salad, entrees, and dessert stations. 

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