- 6 years ago
Okay, so I’m having (yet another) dilemma. I suppose I should wait until I hear back from my venue before I freak out but I am a worrier so I need the Bees to set my mind more at ease. I Googled pics of my venue and saw some of a wedding there that had a buffet style dinner which I was planning on doing.
The buffet tables with food were set up behind the head table!! Is there anyone else that thinks that is bizarre? To have the bridal party sitting at the table and everyone can see the big silver chafing dishes behind them, and staff filling them up and removing them, etc? Not to mention people having to walk behind the head table to get their food in the first place? I emailed my venue coordinator to see if they can set up the buffet in a different area but if not, do you think I should have it set up that way or will it look as bad as I think it will? I would totally switch it to a served dinner instead if they cannot setup the buffet in a different way.
I called my mom to tell her I may potentially have to switch it from a buffet dinner to a plated dinner and she really pissed me off. To me it’s not a big deal to switch it if it means it looks 1000 times better. She said a bunch of things about how it wouldnt be the same (she liked the buffet menu better than plated), and how she already told a bunch of her family that we were doing a buffet and they were excited because they like to pick their own food.
So I told her she would just have to tell them that it was changing and she said “Well that would be HORRIBLE, they all wanted buffet.” I freaking lost it. Like seriously, does it matter that the food is different? Not to sound rude, but people will eat what they get. It made me soooooo mad. It’s not like I want to change the food but I may have to and she seems to think it’s the end of the world.
Ugh, thanks for listening to my ranting.
ETA: Got an email from my coordinator. She said setting up the buffet behind the head table is their usual way of doing it. Fabulous :S I e-mailed her back and asked her if it was possible to position it elswhere in the room, and if so where would she suggest. I also told her if it is not feasible to move it that Fiance would want to switch our meal to a plated one as we are not comfortable with things behind the head table. Will post update when I hear back.