(Closed) Family Style Catering

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh boy. I <3 the Salt Lick. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water!

I guess my only concern would be how messy it will be for everybody to be grabbing barbeque and pulling it toward their plate. Also, do you have anybody with food allergies who could be affected by cross-contamination due to shared utensils? 

Post # 4
4 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

We did family style for our reception and everyone loved it.  I think having BBQ would be fun especially if you have a lot of out of town guests.

Make sure you have plenty of room on the table because you’ll have a ton of food to pass. 

Post # 5
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We did family style at our wedding (salmon and pork) and had several guests with food allergies (to wheat gluten and sea good).

We told out venue ahead of time and they made special dishes for the gluten free and vegetarians.  The guests with sea food allergies had no problems with any cross-contamination.

I think our guests really liked being able to taste all the menu items (instead of having to choose just one), they could take as much or as little as they wanted, and it made it a more cozy/comfortable event.

I would recommend it.

Post # 6
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If for some reason you decided that would not be feasible, you could incorporate some "family style" elements (appetizers, soup, salad, etc.), and have the rest served or have a buffet. 

We decided to have some food on the tables family style, including "soup shooters."  We wanted to have something on the tables so people could have a little snack before the dinner buffet.  If they’re presented beautifully, they could also double as tabletop decor.

Sounds like fun!


Post # 7
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

You had me at "Feed"back. hahahahaha!!

 I think family style is just fine! especially if it is barbecue.

Post # 8
225 posts
Helper bee

This is something I am interested in too….cheaper than personal service, less hassel than a buffet.  Let us know how it works out!

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