(Closed) full seating for a stations reception, can it be done?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

That’s the only way I’ve ever seen it done! Future Sister-In-Law had stations and assigned tables with seats for everyone, as did the wedding I went to in Key West. 

Post # 4
928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I really wanted the stations buffet but it was about 6-8k more than a regular 2 sided buffet! I love the idea of it and we are having 200 guests for a formal evening seated reception. I love that it gets more ppl to the food at a time and it’s entertaining, a really cool way to present the food.

I don’t know why your caterer is having a hissy fit about it but if you really like it, I say go for it. There’s nothing casual about it because you’re having dinner courses, not light appetizers and it’s not passed like in cocktail hour.

Love it!

Post # 5
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

As a photographer, I’ve never seen it done where there WASNT full seating!

Post # 6
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think stations are fine and I really enjoyed the wedding I went to that had them…but I totally disagree with the caterer about having limited seating. Weddings are a long event to not have a place to sit. If I went to one and had to balance my plate on my knees somewhere in a corner & not have a seat, I’d probably leave early.

Post # 7
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

We’re having stations and we will have a seat for everyone. stand up for yourself 🙂

Post # 8
5761 posts
Bee Keeper

I wouldn’t even consider not having seating for all the guests. That’s the kind of reception my daughter is having too,and our caterer is opposite yours. He said he’s seen many people annoyed with not having a place to sit and leaving early because of it, so it just wasn’t an option for us.

You should do what you feel is right. It isn’t the caterer’s wedding!

Post # 9
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

We’re having food stations and formal seating. I think you have the right idea, not your caterer 🙂

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