(Closed) Buffet or plated dinners?

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: Buffet or plated dinners?
    Buffet : (45 votes)
    40 %
    Plated : (67 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 17
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    Busy bee

    I’m really surprised so many people prefer plated!  I love getting to pick my own food and proportions and make my own decisions.  I also hate sitting for long periods of time so I like the excuse a buffet brings to get up and walk around.

    Post # 18
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I’ve only been to one plated wedding, and although the bride and groom knew I was a vegetarian, the server brought me chicken. When I asked for the vegetarian option instead, she rolled her eyes at me and asked the person next to me, “Are you a REGULAR-tarian?” and plopped down the plate she had just handed to me before going back to get my meal.

    So, I voted buffet because it has more options and less judgement. Lol.

    Post # 19
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    716 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    If you can afford it, plated. By FAR plated.

    Post # 20
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    130 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Buffet! vegetarian plated dinners usually leave something to be desired.

    Post # 21
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Regina Phalange:  seriously? wow! I would have tripped her as she walked away. not really but I would definitely be thinking it….. 

    Post # 22
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    On second thought, after reading through this, if the buffet choices are the same as the plated choices, I’d probably choose plated.

    I’m not necessarily against plated as much as I’m against the standard protein, starch, veggie combination.

    Post # 23
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I prefer buffets because I’m a picky eater.

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    It all depends on the options and the execution. I’ve been to a wedding that was plated and the food was bad…I mean really bad. And because I love having a lot of options I will choose buffet (which I am having for my wedding). However, a well executed plated dinner where the guest has a few options can be great as well

     

    Post # 26
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Buffets for several reasons:

    1.  In my social circle, they are more common because the weddings are larger (175 +)

    2.  I don’t like to wait to get the party started!

    3.  Variety

     

    I’ve been to several weddings with sit down dinners and they are very wonderful!!  I think buffets can be done in a classy way, for sure!

    Post # 27
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I prefer plated.  I like that it feels more formal and I always feel horrible seeing older people (grandparents, etc.) have to stand in line to food. 

    I also feel that buffet meals take longer to finish (as you have to wait for everyone to get up and get their food, then finish their food) before the rest of the party can begin.

    Post # 28
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I am a very picky eater and I prefer plated. I am a germaphobe and I hate the idea of a bunch of people touching the food before me, I know the staff still touches the food but they are held to higher health standards. 

    Post # 29
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    786 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I REALLY hate buffets. Plated for sure.

    Post # 30
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    plated. hands down. buffets gross me out

    Post # 31
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I love them both. I’ve been to lots of weddings and had both.  I really love BBQ style food but served.

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