(Closed) Sit Down or Buffet Style? (Please vote!)

posted 10 years ago in Food
  • poll: Sit down or Buffet?

    Sit Down

    Buffet Style

  • Post # 32
    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’ll always prefer buffet.

    Post # 33
    64 posts
    Worker bee

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    @BriarRose: Hailing from a South-Asian culture, I vote for buffet too. For larger weddings, I like the idea of having two sets of buffet tables for easier access. In my experience, such events have caterering staff serving the food. 

    As a guest, I would prefer a buffet style dinner. However, I would be happy with a plated dinner too. After all, it is an honor that the bride and groom are sharing their special day with me. And I am sharing in their joy by respecting their choices.

    I don’t think an event is less “classy” because of the style of dinner offered. However, it is a matter of personal preference – what is YOUR vision for your wedding?

    Post # 34
    629 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m an idiot and spill things, so I’m not a fan of buffet.  If someone puts the food in front of me and I don’t have to move it, that’s one thing that I don’t have to worry about.  Plus, if you have some elderly folks at the wedding, it’s hard for them to sometimes go and get their food.  I’m a sit-down fan, but it all depends on what YOU like!  🙂

    Post # 35
    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m not a fan of buffet – I don’t like walking around to get my food and juggling plates.

    Post # 36
    2319 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We are having a plated dinner, but that’s only because there are only 25 guests total and a buffet just seemed like overkill.

    I would say for a larger group a buffet is better. If I could make one suggestion, it might be to have two stations setup so that, as a PP said, guests don’t feel like they are the last to get food. Also, make sure that the catering people are watching to make sure everything is full on the table and that when something is all gone, the replace it ASAP. That is my one peeve about buffet tables!

    Post # 37
    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m a fan a buffets. It gives you and your guests more options. It is an especially good option for our wedding becasue we have several familiy/freinds with differing dietary restrictions. And, I think you can make it more “classy”. For example, we’re planning on having nice looking menu cards for the buffet at each place setting.

    Post # 38
    7429 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I prefer buffet, mainly for more choices, and you are able to get a variety. I am a huge fan of buffets! We did buffet style, and had a make your own stir fry station, which was a huge hit

    Post # 39
    773 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I also like buffet, you can get more of what you want, and you get more options.  We were set on buffet but it turned out the venue we picked it was MORE expensive to do.  They said b/c they have ot provide more food than in a sit-down dinner.  

    Post # 40
    2947 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I prefer sit-down for all the reasons listed in this thread. 🙂 I’m OCD too, and people laugh at me when they see me grab ladles with a napkin. -_-

    Post # 41
    3363 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Fiance prefers Buffet

    I prefer Sit Down

    But I do enjoy the fact that Buffet offers more variety/selection for guests.

    If you only get what you requested your S.O.L and that just sucks!

    My reasoning for hating Buffet is that I hate seeing people fuss around in a long line.

    Post # 42
    511 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think sit down is a little more for classy formal weddings. the face to face time you get while eating is very nice too. 🙂

    Post # 44
    2774 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I prefer buffet because of the better variety.

    But I may just be prejudiced because every single sit-down wedding dinner I’ve ever had has consisted of the typical steak or chicken breast with some kind of congealed sauce/mashed potatoes or rice pilaf/steamed veggies.  Boring!  And it’s never very good.

    … Seriously, I read some of the bees’ menus and wonder why I don’t get invited to weddings like that.  Carnival food?  Sliders and mac ‘n cheese?  Sign me up!

    Post # 45
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

     I love sit down dinners, I am not a fan of buffets.

    I have issues with people touching my food, I know that the caterers touch it but they are trained. And because of health standards they have to be clean.

    I have self conscious issues with food and I hate walking from the buffet to my table. If I get a lot of food I think people are thinking “Whoa look how much she is eating” or if I get a little bit I am worried that people are thinking “Doesn’t she eat.” and I am worried about wasting money.

    Also, I am lactose intolerant and I prefer a sit down.

    Post # 46
    907 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Sitdown because I hate standing in line for food.

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