(Closed) What do people REALLY think of buffets??

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll:
    Go with the buffet! Sounds like a lot of choices & would make your guests most happy : (377 votes)
    72 %
    I don't like buffets. Choose the sit down meal and pick the two most popular options. : (130 votes)
    25 %
    I don't like buffets. Cough up some cash and see if the venue would let you have 3 choices. : (19 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    1357 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We went with a plated meal because it actually ended up being cheaper than the buffet, though my fiance would have preferred the buffet because of having more options for food. I would have preferred plated either way because it removes the scramble of everyone trying to get up to the front of the room…and because I once fell on my face at a wedding while going up to the buffet in way-too-tall heels.

    Honestly, if there’s no difference in price, then just go with your own preference. I don’t think your guests will care much either way as long as they get at least two options, and if they did, they would be divided in their preferences.

    Post # 4
    5095 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I like buffets/food stations (as long as they’re well tended, the food is kept hot, etc., of course)!

    Post # 5
    716 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Buffets seem cheap to me. And they also annoy me having to wait to get my food as other tables are called and then having to risk tripping and falling into my food coming back to the table.

    Post # 6
    4324 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    Personally, I don’t mind a buffet. Especially if my plated options are limited only to two options. 

    Post # 7
    1941 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I love buffets because I can eat more of the healthier things/things I like. I like having the option of loading up on salad if thats the only thing I like, then I want to eat a lot of it!

    Post # 8
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I LOVE buffets. I don’t think they are cheap at all.

    Post # 9
    3941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i prefer buffets. More options and I can choose what does and does not go on my plate.  I can also go back for seconds 😉

    Post # 10
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Doesn’t matter if the meal is buffet or plated, if there’s no flavor I don’t like it. Go with what works for you guys!

    Post # 11
    2606 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I prefer buffets because I can select which foods I like and are safe for me to eat (allergy) without wasting food on my plate or being left hungry.  However, it’s important to make sure you have enough food and that it’s prepared and put out quickly.  At our wedding, it seemed as though they kept the buffet well-stocked, but at a friend’s wedding, we had to stand in the buffet line for ten minutes waiting for them to refill the entree.  By then the food already on our plates wasn’t very warm.  

    Post # 12
    1733 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012


    Post # 13
    3667 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I prefer buffets because they have more options and I can choose what I want.

    Post # 14
    790 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I don’t mind either way but I can say that I never look forward to the food at a sit down dinner, and I’ve never had a sit down dinner at a wedding that has given me cause to do so. With buffets there is at least variety. Most wedding food is forgettable, but a variety of forgettable food is better than one forgettable protein and one forgettable side.

    Post # 15
    11747 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    i don’t like them personally but it’s probably not the end of the world. I just prefer to not have to serve myself especially dressed up with high heels on etc.  I also just don’t like having to wait for tables to be called – it always seems like they’re herding cattle to the trough. 

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