Post # 1
Did anyone do a buffet style reception?
If you did, would you please show pics?
Was it a good idea?
Im really wanting to do a buffet style reception but Im not sure how it will work out. Will it be a big mess? Will I have enough food or too much food? My friend did a buffet style reception and it turned out fine but she didnt have as many people at her wedding as I will mine.
If I do have a buffet style wedding Im going to kind of DIY it and have my family help set it up, my family is big on cooking so I know that would be glad to help.
Post # 3
@cmoest: I am not married yet and have not attended a buffet style wedding. However, I have been to events where there was a buffet. How many people are you planning to invite?
I guess when having a buffet with many people one needs to call out tables (eg. Table 1-3 first, then table 4-6, and so forth) in order not to have a huuuge queue.
Maybe some other bees have suggestions? 🙂
Post # 4
@cmoest: We had a buffet, they’re the norm in my circle. We had approximately 150 guests, but I’ve been to many weddings with 200, 300+ people with a buffet.
You should have your MC call out the tables to the buffet line to avoid the giant line issue.
Whatever caterer you choose should be able to supply enough food for the number of guests you have. But if you’re having family do the food, I’d maybe try to figure out how caterers determing quanities.
I personally love buffets. I’m a little picky with my food and when it’s a plated meal full of food I’m not interested in eating, I feel really guilty wasting the food (that is if I can’t pawn it off on DH). Buffets work for me because I can just chose what I want and skip what I don’t. Plus, the people who eat less will take less, and vice versa.
I don’t have a photo, but all the food tables were set up along one side of the room in a U shape. There were servers along the buffet dishes to help dish out the food and refill whatever was emptied. The servers also cleared plates from the guests’ tables. Once the dinner was over, the tables were folded up and moved out of the room. (They were set up on the dance floor.)
Post # 5
Thank you so much for your input 🙂
Im not sure how many people we are going to have but whatever amount it is, I still want to do buffet style. It just seems like it would make my guests more happy and like you said, beffet style is a normal thing for my family also.
Even though I wasnt able to go to my two cousins weddings, I asked them and they said they had a buffet style reception. They really didnt tell me how it turned out but they did have one lol