(Closed) Buffet or Sit down meal??

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: Would you rather a sit down meal, or Buffet style?
    Buffet : (92 votes)
    49 %
    Sit-down Meal : (96 votes)
    51 %
  • Post # 3
    3968 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I know sit down dinners are “formal” and “fancy,’ but I like the buffets cost less plus as a guest, I can pick what I like, I don’t have to feel bad about not eating half my plate when it has asparagus and other things I don’t like, plus I can go back for seconds on the stuff I do like! I can try new things and not feel if I don’t like it, I’m stuck! Plus I like that you can talk to other guests while you’re in line, otherwise you’re sort of limited to your table and just waiting for others to get their plates!

    Post # 4
    519 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I voted sit-down meal. If price isn’t a issue it’s just nice for guests to be served. I don’t like trying to carry my plate when I have a nice outfit on, and it’s nice to not have to stand in a line. 

    Post # 5
    768 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I prefer sit down, I’ve not had great experiences with buffets at weddings (lines too long, food is cold, not enough food, etc). For those reasons I like the sit down, but that’s me (and at my venue the buffet is the same cost per person as the chicken so not much thought went into it for me.

    Post # 6
    746 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We’re having a buffet because we’re trying to have an eco-conscious wedding, and our caterer said that buffets typically result in a LOT less waste, from his experience. Additionally, we can take home whatever food is uneaten at the end of the night. From a guest’s point of view, I prefer a buffet because then I choose only what I want to eat.

    Post # 7
    1733 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    i also like buffets you can choose what u like and there is always more options


    Post # 8
    9482 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I chose buffet because that’s what both Fiance and I wanted and our families felt that was the best way to go about it as well.  It would give everyone a chance to mingle as well.  We don’t care about all fancy schmancy stuff.  It’s not about the food and how fancy it is.  It’s about celebrating a new beginning for the couple.  =)

    Post # 9
    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I actually prefer Buffets.  For the same reasons as PP’s and that fact that buffets just seem less stuffy.  I get bored sitting down and being served keeps you in your seat longer. 

    Post # 10
    651 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I prefer sit-downs as the food is usually better and it feels more like an occasion. Buffets always seem so ‘cheap’ somehow (eventhough it isn’t always so)

    Post # 11
    11422 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I had a formal, evening wedding, and I opted for a plated dinner instead of a buffet.  As a guest at a wedding, I would prefer a sit-down, plated meal.  Like pps noted, I prefer not to have to stand in line at a buffet and carry my food back to the table when I’m wearing a beautiful outfit.

    On the other hand, at other types of functions, I tend to prefer buffets, because I like having the option of many different foods from which to choose.

    Post # 13
    273 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We are going with a buffet because 1) we really want to push that our wedding is more fun than formal 2) just thinking about the amount of wasted food with a plated dinner makes me sick!  We are planning on saving whatever is left over (but seeing as how it is a really delicious upscale restaurant doing the catering I don’t see any leftovers!) and finally 3) we live in the south so our friends are fans of meat and fried food, and a lot of my family is more health concious and with a buffet everyone can have multiple choices.

    Post # 14
    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    having worked many weddings (sit down and buffet)…..sit down all the way! I think it’s weird to see someone with a gown on plopping food on a plate.


    Post # 16
    730 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I like sit-down better… no lines, no risk of running out of something, no cold food. Our venue was actually cheaper if we did the sit-down (I guess people pile up their plates on the buffet and they have to make more food overall), so it was a no-brainer!

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