(Closed) How long will a buffet line take?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It can take a while if no one is “prodding” people along.


The important thing to remember is this:


Make sure the head dias with the bride and groom are serviced first or someone is in line getting their food for them because I was in a wedding once where everyone just lined up and no one instructed them to, so the whole wedding party had no food and sat around waiting. I just decided to break in line at the wrong end. People were mad, but I said, “This is for the bride.” then after I got her food, I went back and said “this is for the groom.” I had to keep doing it for everyone in the wedding party because they didn’t want to be “rude.” Well, I think it was rude for everyone to line up without being told first.


Then, the bride hadn’t thought about clean up of the buffet. the hosts were acting like they were there for a party, not to work, so guess what? I, one of the bride’s maids, ran around with a trash bag, helping people with all the trash and plates piling up on their tables. Then the bride got mad cause she couldn’t find me for pictures.

Do I have scars? Well, yes, I do. a 4x bridesmaid who had to do stuff like that at each wedding would have plenty of scars.



Post # 7
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

There’s no way it’ll go that long! I would expect it to take about 30-45 minutes tops depending on how slow people are. I think having servers there will really help.

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