Post # 1
We’re having a buffet dinner.. I know I am going to place the menu at the begining of the buffet line. Do I tell my guests that it will be buffet, or will they assume that when I do not ask them to pick a dish?
Post # 3
Commenting to follow–I’ve wondered about this, too!
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
I’m not letting our guests know. They will realize it when they walk into the reception.
Post # 5
They’ll assume. You don’t need to tell them ahead of time.
Post # 6
I didn’t tell my guests we were having a buffet. No one asked. When I get invitations without a choice, I assume buffet. I think it’s unnecessary (although not a problem if you do.)
Post # 7
I’m not telling them, that’s what we’re doing too. I would assume that if I wasn’t asked for a meal choice, then it would be stationed/buffet.
Post # 8
@trckyvicki: No need to mention, but it’s not a faux pas or anything if you do.
Post # 9
Agree with PPs, no need to tell them. When they walk into the reception and see the stations/buffet set up, they’ll figure it out.
wanted to add, no meal selection doesn’t always mean buffet however. I’m having a plated and guests are selecting their meal the day of so there’s no need for me to have them select an entree on the RSVP card.
Post # 10
I don’t think it is necessary to inform guests that it will be a buffet. They will know when they get there. It shouldn’t really make any difference to them. 🙂 They will assume it is a buffet, anyway, since they are not asked to pick a dish on the RSVP.
I am doing a buffet, as well.
Post # 11
I dont think it matters enough to mention you’re having a plated dinner or buffet. As long as you’re not just serving cake and drinks and people are expecting dinner.
Post # 12
No need to inform them. I’d assume a wedding is a buffet if I’m not asked my entree choice on the RSVP card.
Post # 13
Why would they need to know ahead of time?
Post # 14
As long as you are providing food I don’t think you need to tell them it will be a buffet.
Post # 15
You don’t need to tell them.
Post # 16
I had a buffet at my wedding. No one needed forewarning. Everyone was well aware of it when they saw the buffet tables set up. Like PPs, I’d also think they realized that in advance when I didn’t request their meal selections on my RSVP card.