(Closed) family style or buffet?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: which style?
    2 buffet (same food just 2 lines) : (6 votes)
    27 %
    family style : (16 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 3
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    2 what? 2 buffets?

    Post # 4
    1832 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I say family style, the wait staff will re fill the food as needed per table.

    Post # 5
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I personally like family style.  My Future Sister-In-Law had that at her wedding, home made tukey dinner. Let me tell you it was THE best meal (yes, meal) I have ever had!

    So great too that we didnt have to mess around with the whole buffet nightmare

    Post # 6
    1856 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I don’t mind buffets, but with 150 people, you definitely need more than one line and attentive staff who make sure the food gets replenished. If I had the choice between the two, I’d definitely pick family style.

    Post # 8
    9917 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @malouloune:  Fix your poll, I wanna vote!


    I think a buffet can work if you have two areas where the food is, and call different tables at different times…and ask your caterers to make sure there is enough food for everyone!

    Post # 11
    8487 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I normally love buffets, but with that many people I think family style would work better. I hate standing in line with a passion, its one of my biggest pet peeves and if I had to stand in line to eat at the end of the night, I would probably get so frustrated it would ruin the rest of my night. 

    Post # 12
    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Family style for sure. I first saw this on TLC’s “Four Weddings” and thought it was awesome. You can have EXACTLY what you want and as much as you want… all this without getting up.


    Post # 14
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Family style because people can all eat at the same time instead of waiting in line 😉

    Post # 15
    1160 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Family style! I’m not a big fan of buffet especially for the amount of people you have.

    Post # 16
    39 posts
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I just went to an 80-lady bridal shower, and the biggest problem was a buffet line, that kept runinng out. Seemed to take them a long time to re-stock. I’d much prefer family style and have been to receptions/dinners where this was done. People also were pretty friendly and would ask for something at a neighboring table if they needed a spoonful more.

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