(Closed) Can’t decide on the menu

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hmmm… I think your buffet might work better for fussy folk alright, do you know your guests well enough to know how fussy they are?! I’d like the apple tart myself, though!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Actually I remember our caterer saying buffets are actually often more expensive because caterers can very easily control portion size when serving sit down style: when guests are standing looking at food, they often make impulsive decisions to try new things because everything looks tasty! Ever hear the saying ‘your eyes are too big for your belly’?! 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

If you go with the set menu, will you have a vegetarian option as well?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t think people would really complain if you went with the set menu, but I can see where the buffet might be the more hospitable option. I’d prefer choices, but I’d eat the set meal too.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think the set menu sounds great…but is there only one option?  Nothing for vegetarians? 

Although I don’t think the buffet has anything either 🙂  I have also heard that buffets sometimes come out more expensive.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m an extremely picky eater and think the set menu sounds great.  I guess it depends on what you want the “feel” of your reception to be. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

This is just my opinion, but i NEVER prefer a buffet over a set menu.  I think having a buffet takes longer and distracts from socializing.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’m a picky eater so I wouldn’t do well with the set menu. But it’s your wedding, you should do what you want.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I prefer plated but like the food in the buffet more due to the variety, can you add another meat option to your plated menu?, having just chicken for a choice seems odd, as its usually a choice of 2 entrees.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I like the set menu then!  I also am usually picky and it sounds good to me.  I agree that it takes less time out of your wedding reception than a buffet as long as you can afford it.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

 I am strongly anti-buffet, but I think both look like ok food selections.  I do think the wording for the bugget menu sound fussy though.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ummm I’m going to go against the grain and say the buffet menu sounds AWESOME! I’d love to not have chicken at a wedding for once! I’m pretty sure I’d have one of everything from that buffet!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

i think the buffet has more options. let me take out all the wording and you’ll see the options.

set menu:

– soup

– chicken with potatoes and veggie

– appletart with ice cream

– coffee

(so basically 1 soup, 1 main, 2 sides, 1 dessert, and coffee)

buffet:

– salami (i count this as an app)

– sirloin, ham, and turkey with preserves & dressings

– veggie tart with mixed green salad

– tomato & mozz salad

– coleslaw

– pasta salad

– hot minted potatoes

– strawberries with chantilly creamin shortbread

– coffee

(1 app, 3 main, 5 sides, 1 dessert, coffee)  although i can’t really tell but i would probably count the mixed green salad separate from the veggie tart. 

i think serving a large group is always a struggle.  most people eat who eat beef will also eat chicken but many who eat chicken will not eat beef.  and then there’s seafood.  i can’t serve all three plus a vegetarian option. i struggle with serving chicken because most of my friends and family do not like it.  i think we’re going with beef, fish, and vegetarian.  i’m still not sure about plated or buffet.  for us, buffet is more expensive — about the same as doing a combo plate.  i know rsvps with choosing a meal option just won’t work for my family so it’s either buffet or combo plate. 

 

 

 

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