(Closed) Family style Indian reception – expensive, but worth it?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Sorry I don’t have anything constructive to add but Indian weddings are my favourite. I am always in a food coma after dinner.

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We enjoyed having family-style at our wedding–it fit our occasion, and I’m personally not a huge fan of buffets. However, we didn’t pay extra for it. We interviewed caterers who did quote us more for family-style than for buffet, but fortunately the one we picked didn’t.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

My friend who is indian did this. It was beautiful- it created atmosphee at the table and you didn’t have to get up and carry a plate through 300+ people back to your table (so no spillage). I only knew one person at my table and we were all talking to each other and saying try this etc.

Also with that many people the lines for the buffet could be sooooo long.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I was just talking to my caterer about family style and she asked me out of it, haha. It would hve added $2200 to our total. I think that it would work well for Indian food, though!

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper

@Osgirl:  Yes nothing like trying to get vindaloo out of your formal dress!

Honestly all the non-indian guests though it was great- we don’t really have family style servings at restaurants here in Australia so it was definately something different for us! Sure beat a plate of rubbery chicken served with cold vegies!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t think family style should cost that much more! I have had family style at weddings and it is awesome in my opinion, we didn’t have lazy Susan we just passed the salad, and main plates across the table. And I think for the sides they did one for each side of the table.

I think you should ask them to stick to the same portions as the buffet, it doesn’t make sense to me why they should need alter them it is the same amount of people.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

we decided to do a family style/served dinner instead of a buffet for our arab wedding. Let me tell you—it is MUCH MUCH classier and much more elegant. It was worth every penny.

It sucks because it cost us maybe 1,100 more and we only had 1 option of meat instead of fish & chicken & beef like I wanted but the served meals were A HIT with our very formal crowd. Fromt he indian weddings Ive been to: yours will be formal too.

P.S: Who the heck wants to wait in a buffet line of 200 people?!

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