(Closed) Not quite plated dinner? Thoughts please!

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It reminds me of a cafeteria. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@Natalieh86:  +1

I would just do a normal buffet. This reminds me too much of the high school cafe.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

@krex:  It isn’t ideal, but if that’s what your budget allows for, then I think it’s a good solution.

Edited: I think it would be best for servers to serve (read: restrict portion sizes of) the meat selections without asking guests what they preselected. Asking guests to select an entree ahead of time may give the false impression that there will be a plated dinner.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Agreed. It sounds like a caeteria to me as well. Why not just do a cake and punch reception or just appetizers to keep costs down?

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I wouldn’t do that because of the cafeteria feeling, but how about doing family style food? You can tailor the amount of each food on each table by the selections they made on the RSVP, and people can serve themselves at the table. Then the servers only have to bring over bigger bowls of food instead of individual plates, and it wouldn’t take as long.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Natalieh86:  I agree.  As I was reading it, I was actually picturing my high school cafeteria.  OP, I know that’s not what you want to hear.  If you’re hiring a few people to heat up food and do the prep work, can you hire just a few more to serve?

ETA: Are you saying your food options are chicken or fish?  Keep in mind, reheating fish has a very distinct smell that a lot of people find unappetizing…

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think that this will be fine!!! 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I think family style is a great solution! 🙂

 

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