Post # 1
So, I have a minor dilemma with my dinner choice. We have a little bit to choose, but I can’t stop thinking about it. Our venue offers 3 different dinner options. We immediately crossed off regular buffet. The other two options are a grand buffet, or plated dinner. For dinner, we got to pick FOUR entrees: we chose Prime Rib, Salmon, Chicken Prosciutto, and a vegetarian plate.
For the plated dinner, you get the service you would expect. Servers, order at your table, and dinner brought to you. For the grand buffet, it’s similar to a regular buffet, just a few “frills” added on, which is the part that makes it hard to decide. It’s an unlimited supply of food, and guests can go back for as much as they want.
I prefer the plated dinner. It’s more elegant and classy. I don’t want my guests getting up and walking around a table in a line to get their own food. But… The unlimited food is a very enticing option. If someone doesn’t like salmon, they can go back and get some prime rib. If they want only potatoes and no veggies, they have that choice.
So, my question is, what would you choose?
Post # 3
How many people will you have?
Post # 4
Plated dinner, no question.
Post # 6
Buffet. I like buffets, specifically because I am super picky. Like you said, if I go to a wedding with a plated dinner (or RSVP to one) and don’t like any of the options, I’m kind of stuck. With a buffet, I can get what I’m comfortable with, no matter what it is, and if something isn’t good, I can always go get something else later on. I don’t have that option with a plated dinner.
That said, I have never been to a reception with a plated dinner. I would really only do it if your wedding is formal.
Post # 7
I personally would choose plated option based solely on that fact that I am super clumbsy and I would be the girl that dropped food all over herself. Thats just me though.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars
Buffet, for the reasons you listed. People can have whatever they’d like and they can have their fill of it.
Post # 9
I don’t think you can go wrong. A plated dinner will be fancier and I think it’s pretty much expected. But, my friend is doing with the “all night cocktail hour / buffet” option and I think it’s a wonderful idea. She gets to be unique, cocktail hour continues into dinner when they add additional options (and everyone knows cocktail hour has the best foods!), people get to eat what they want/however much they want and taste different things, but the kicker is that everyone gets to mingle ALL NIGHT LONG! It guarantees people getting up and moving around. I think it’s brilliant.
Post # 10
i prefer plated.
i don’t like the idea of going up to the buffet and waiting in line. i don’t like the thought of a bride in her long white dress doing this either.
Post # 11
I vote buffet. I am a picky eater, and it seems that they never serve enough food at plated dinners.
Post # 12
I would go with plated unless there is a huge price difference. I have been to lots of buffet weddings and never heard anyone complain. We went with buffet because of our budget.
Post # 13
I prefer plated, it just feels like being in a restaurant which is always a nice feel 🙂 I’ll be the first person in my family to have a plated dinner at her wedding! I’m excited.
Post # 14
I personally prefer buffets.
Post # 15
plated – everyone gets to eat at the same time.
I dislike buffets for a number of reasons (I’m clumsy) but the big one is the fact that your guests don’t eat at the same time. I hate watching some tables wait while others are eating.
Post # 16
I think in your case, a buffet. If there was still going to be a limit on the food on the buffet then I say plated, but if the guests can get what they want, go back if they want something different, or more, I am ALL for that.