(Closed) DESSERTS!

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: Buffet or Table serving
    Big gorgeous buffet...you stand in line for. : (33 votes)
    63 %
    Dessert served to each table : (19 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 3
    289 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I really like dessert and I love having choice so I vote Buffet.

    But if you’d prefer to have a sit down desert then you should do that ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
    143 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We are going to be going with a candy table and dessert station for sundae’s ๐Ÿ™‚ I like being able to choose a variety.. thats why we chose this!

    Post # 5
    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I say it depends on the formality of the reception. If its fancy shmancy I would not want to eisk spilling desserts walking back to my seat on my dress.

    Post # 7
    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017


    Then I say plated, but the buffet could be a big hit. How many guests are you expecting?

    Post # 9
    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    Definitely not a buffet. Think about how long guests would have to stand in line for at a reception with that many people!

    Post # 10
    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Servants vs. choice???? Choice all the way.

    Post # 11
    2233 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    That’s hard, at a lot of the weddings I’ve been to there is both! It’s kind of a silly, who eats that much dessert?? And this is coming from someone who has chocolate not bloor running through her veins haha

    I would go with served, I feel like with the buffet it’s over the top and there’s always a lot wasted. 

    Post # 12
    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @abby_mb: Since it’s formal, I would say seated. You could always offer a late night sweets buffet later (if it’s in your budget) for anyone who’s still nibbly. I always enjoy those ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 13
    893 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @abby_mb:  I think depending on how many guests you have, you can do either.  I heard that if you have a lot of people, buffet would be preferred.

    Post # 14
    378 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I actually don’t think the formality of the wedding matters when it comes to plated versus buffet desserts. I think the size matters more – if you’re talking about 125 people or less and there are a LOT of desserts to choose from, it may make more sense to allow everyone to come up, take what they want (and as much as they want) from the main area. This makes a lot more sense if you’re having something like a chocolate fountain too, or small bite-sized desserts in mass quantities. If there are a LOT of people at your wedding (or you’re serving something potentially messy or you are having something that could be made table-side like bananas foster), it would make more sense to have it plated (I have image in my head of people waiting in line for 20 minutes to get desserts and then getting perturbed once they have to choose from a picked-through table-I’ve been there too!). Personally, I’ve loved the plated dinner/dessert buffet weddings because I don’t like sitting down for an entire affair except to get up and dance once in a while. I end up chit-chatting with people I hadn’t seen all evening when I do get up for the dessert table.

    Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 15
    1212 posts
    Bumble bee

    I can’t imagine trying to get 600 people through a buffet, oy what a mess!

    Post # 16
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    we had both. They served our cake in a really beautiful presentation with ice cream and a chocolate cup to our guests at the table. We also had a chocolate fountain in a different room with tons of cookies, pastries and fruit. I REALLY hate chocolate fountains, but it was part of our package and it’s a total crowd pleaser. Here are the pictures the venue manager made us take with the fountain, our photographer knew how much I hated it:

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