(Closed) buffet reception…need suggestions

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I think that would work – I definitely agree that it’d be nice to have something to snack on during cocktail hour, and then not have to worry about carrying two plates! 

Post # 4
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

that sounds like a FANTASTIC idea to me. I always hate balancing two plates. and you can guarantee that all eyes will be on you instead of them spread out throughout the room talking to each other!

Post # 5
146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i would do that, but also put the salad on the buffet if you do not have any other vegetarian options.   that way if someone is veg they can get more.  


Post # 6
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We are doing a pre-set salad too.  We’re having a buffet reception with a HUGE guest list, and thought it would be nice to have something on the table.  We’re doing the dressing in seperate containers on the table so that the salads don’t become soggy.

Post # 7
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

That’s a great idea! I can’t stand it when my salad touches my regular food… lol

Post # 8
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

that’s a fantastic idea; all of the weddings that i’ve been to with a buffet-style dinner had salad on the buffet line, which held up the lines and made it difficult to handle the multiple plates! 

Post # 9
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I agree that it’s a good idea.  It also allows guests to begin eating while they are waiting for their turn to go up to the buffet.

Post # 10
2404 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

yep, i agree its a great idea! my friend did that at her wedding last year and as a guest, it was nice to start eating while waiting for our table to go the buffet! we were hungry!!

Post # 11
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think its a neat idea but not really sure if I would get a full salad from the buffet during the cocktail hour. 

I like the idea of preplated salads at the tables with dressing on the side. 

Post # 12
987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think it’s a great idea, a good way to make the transition from cocktail hour to dinner and definitely easier for your guests.

Post # 13
5271 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

We did just that & it worked out really well 🙂 It helped to ensure everything ran smoothly.

Post # 15
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wouldn’t do during the cocktail hour but have it served as soon as everyone sits down at the beginning of dinner. From what I have seen of alot of catering menus online is that many of them have a served salad while the rest of dinner is a buffet. It doesn’t seem that strange.

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