(Closed) Stations or Buffet?

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which would you prefer as a guest?
    Option #1 (stations) : (59 votes)
    88 %
    Option #2 (traditional buffet) : (8 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Action stations, all the way!  We did this at our wedding and it was a huge hit.  The idea is that you have lots of variety so people can pick and choose what they want to eat.  They don’t have to eat everything in sight.  If people think it’s gross to have Mexican food and sausage at the same meal, they can hit one station or the other and still have plenty to eat.

    Your traditional buffet option sounds like the food you get at every other wedding.  Salad/chicken or beef/vegetable/starch.  It’s just very safe and IMO, boring.

    Post # 4
    262 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Those stations sounds like an awesome idea! Everyone will be able to find something and it really personalizes the event. There are enough “neutral” choices to go with the meal if they wanted to do either German or Mexican, though I’m sure some would love the variety.

    Post # 5
    4637 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Stations.  This sound like so much fun!

    Post # 6
    4044 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I love the stations idea! as a guest i just want delicious food and this seems like the best way to get it.

    Post # 7
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    The action stations sound much more appetizing. Make sure that the food is prepared very quickly so guests don’t have to wait for it to be cooked, which can take awhile.

    Post # 8
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    N.1!  MMM mm Wisconsin Cheese!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Post # 10
    190 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Not only do you stations sound delicous but I think stations are a little more higher end feeling than a buffet.

    Post # 11
    609 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I love the station idea!

    Post # 12
    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Whoa! An extra $2k?!  How many people are you having? 

    I think stations are better, for sure- it gets people up and moving, mingling, etc.  And, it beats the giant buffet line if you have lots of guests.  I would say go for it, but try to negotiate a bit on that price.

    Post # 13
    4350 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I like stations better, because in addition to being more interesting and having more variety, there is less of a chance of the food being cold. As for the price difference, only you can decide if its worth it.

    Post # 14
    4150 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @curse10kaia:  We are doing stations, and it is costing us more for that – about $1500 more.  So, my opinion is that if it is in your budget and important to you, as it was to us, then it’s worth the extra money.  

    Post # 16
    6245 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    Really diggin the idea of personalized stations with explanations about why you chose to serve each type of food.

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