(Closed) Buffet or plated dinners?

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Buffet or plated dinners?
    Buffet : (45 votes)
    40 %
    Plated : (67 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 3
    13790 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Plated, hands down.  I don’t like having to carry plates of my food around, and much prefer a waiter to deliver it to my place setting, where I have less of a chance to spill on myself.

    I’m also accustomed to formal weddings, so buffets are typically very out of place for my circle.

    Post # 4
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I prefer buffet, I’m a really picky eater so I’m happier when I can take more of what I do like and leave what I don’t!

    Post # 5
    9916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Buffets overwhelm me, make me feel rushed, and are often full of cold food.  The only good thing about buffets is the dessert buffet…

    Post # 6
    5543 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I love buffets because I am also kind of picky and like being able to get what I want and not nibble on the teenie bits that are usually on a plated meal. 

    Post # 7
    5659 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I prefer plated, but have only been to one and am not even doing one for my own wedding. It’s just nice to not have to go get your food or stand in line or wonder if there will be all crap left or a fresh buffet tray. Plus, it feels more fancy and fun but mostly because no one does it in my circle.

    Post # 8
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @peachacid:   If the food was cold then that would suck. Fortunately I’ve never been to a wedding where the food at the buffet was cold!

    Post # 9
    1849 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I personally prefer buffet, but I’ve heard many stories about a poorly planned wedding buffet that ran out before the guests all had a turn. In that case I would hate buffet. But otherwise, choices are very nice 🙂

    Post # 10
    218 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Plated. My table is inevitably ALWAYS the last table to get sent to the buffet. 

    Post # 11
    4411 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

    I prefer plated, but for our reception we had a buffet. I wanted plated, but we were renting very distinctive place settings, and no one would have seen them if we had had a plated dinner. The place settings were very much a part of the decorations.

    Everyone took their plates from the table up to the buffet, and servers dished out the food to them. No one had to put food on their own plate. Plus, they didn’t have to balance multiple plates and flatware. 

    Post # 13
    1597 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I much prefer buffet. It’s much more common in the area where I live. Even my “rich” cousins had buffets.
    I’ve never had a problem with them. The caterers/halls around here know what they are doing so they typically have 2 lines for large weddings/parties and the whole process only takes, like, 2 minutes. Normally there are still servers helping the young/elderly/handicapped carry plates and serve the messier foods. And I’ve never had cold food anywhere.

    Honestly I can’t stand sit down dinners. Most of the time you don’t get a choice of what you want to eat. And every time there’s beef or steak at a sit down, NO ONE is ever happy with how the meat is cooked. I would seriously throw up if someone set a plate of bloody meat in front of me. 

    Tongue Out 

    Post # 14
    2457 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Plated = fancy 🙂 To me, at least. So I vote plated. I have been to a lot of great buffet weddings, too though 🙂

    Post # 15
    544 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I like fun weddings way more than fancy weddings, and to me being served a protein, starch, and veggie is not fun…I can make that at home. 

    Post # 16
    5072 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I prefer family style – which is basically a seated buffet.  More choices than a plated dinner but you don’t have to get your own food and walk around with loaded plates.

    But of the two I’d pick plated.  It’s always easier for clumsy people like me. 

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