(Closed) Sit-Down vs Buffet

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: sit-down or buffet
    sit-down : (65 votes)
    52 %
    buffet : (44 votes)
    35 %
    who cares?!?! Just give me food! : (17 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    I would have preferred plated dinners but with our venue I was not going to happen. 

    Post # 4
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    6743 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I prefer buffets, but every so often the bees have this poll and it seems that a sit down plated dinner almost always wins. 

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    One vote for plated!  I think its more elegant, I don’t like standing in line, and I’m kind of a germophobe so I don’t love the idea of 100 other people breathing on my food.  My venue lets people order from 3 entree options the evening of, but if you need a head count before your wedding, I would give good descriptions of each entree and I’m sure everyone will find something they’ll like.

    Post # 6
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    1815 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    I prefer buffets – I can leave the stuff I won’t eat, and get more of the stuff I like!

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    I am picky, but still prefer plated. Very rarely are buffets pulled off nicely enough to be worth. More often then not, the food is not warm enough and you spend way too much time waiting in line. Family style is my #1 choice, but plated is my 2nd pick.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We had a buffet. I originally wanted a plated dinner, but we got more bang for our buck with buffet so we went with that. It turned out to be better because it was set up really nicely and everyone got to have seconds. I don’t regret it!

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I prefer plated meals. It seems more upscale to me, even though it’s sometimes the cheaper option (since buffets require more food.) Plus, I really hate being herded and waiting in line at a fancy event. 

    Fiance is a pretty relaxed guy, but he HATES buffets. He says it creeps him out that other people are possibly touching or breathing on his food. 

    Post # 10
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    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I prefer a seated dinner when I am dressed up!

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Does anyone else obsessively read the food threads when theyre hungry but too lazy to cook? i dont know why i do this, it doesnt help the hunger!

    i like the variety of buffets definitely. It depends on the venue though – do they constantly replenish it with fresh food? is it kept hot? I don’t like buffets where if you arent one of the first tables to eat you get left overs and some things have run out

    plated – well its normally hot and fresh – good. no choice, so if you dont like it its a problem. you dont have to go up and get it whcih is great for lazy people (like me), the elderly or people who cant walk well.

    I do think people automatically think of buffets as very casual…but they dont have to be.

    Post # 12
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    650 posts
    Busy bee

    THough sit down is seen as more formal, I prefer buffet as I prefer choosing the food that I want to eat

    Post # 13
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    8472 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I vote for a wedding, a sit-down dinner!

    Post # 14
    Hostess
    23602 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m for a sit down dinner. Not very often that we have formal sit down dinners anymore, may as well go all out for wedding day, IMO!

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I’m having a Buffett I like the idea that my guests have lots of options 🙂

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We are having a VERY small reception (~50 people) and are going with a sit-down dinner.  It’s going to be in a private room of a nice restaurant with AMAZING food.  The whole thing will be a very intimate affair so sit-down definitely suits our needs.  

    I think ultimately it depends on the kind of reception you’re having.

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