(Closed) Buffet Style?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@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
727 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@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.)

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