(Closed) Buffet Dinner with Place Settings?

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
5282 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I don’t think its weird to have menus when you are serving buffet style, people like to know what they are eating before the walk up to the buffet line, just as they like to know what they are eating before the food comes out. It’ll def work and be a nice little something to add to the tables 🙂

Post # 4
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We’re doing this. We’re having people get drinks from servers/the bar and we’re putting flatware and plates at the buffet, but we’re putting folded napkins with menus at each place setting, just to make the table look a little less empty.

Post # 5
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would place the silverware and napkins but no plate. People may not really think to bring their plate up to the buffet… or instead of a plate, put a charger that they can place their filled plate on. I’m sure they’ll realize its a buffet, but I find buffets easier to navigate when you grab your plate from the start.

Post # 6
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I agree, no plate at the table, but the rest is fine.  You wouldn’t want them to use a "dirty" plate at the buffet and it might confuse some if it’s already there.

Post # 7
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think it’s a great idea! We are doing the same thing.

I agree about the plates being left at the buffet stations. Our venue is going to serve salad tableside while guests wait to get in line for the buffet. That way no one gets too hungry and feel like it’s taking forever. 🙂


Post # 8
2680 posts
Sugar bee

I think its a good idea, just have the plate at the buffet line and have the rest of the table setting at the table!

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