Post # 17
We are doing heavy hors d’oeuvres and mini-foods. Our wedding reception starts at 8pm though!
I am so looking forward to it – appetizers are always my favourite part of any meal (I sometimes make myself “appetizer dinner” at home)
Post # 18
We are having passed appetizers and stations. No one does seated dinners where I live.
Post # 19
Our food stations and buffet were actually *more expensive* than plated, because they require having more food to make a good visual display, and it is harder to guess how much guests are going to consume.
But we went with stations so people could pick and choose what they wanted.
Post # 20
We decided plated meal for dinner because we like the idea of our guests being served their meal! But I have gone to a wedding with stations..and I have to say YUMM!!
Post # 21
I don’t think our venue has a buffet option. But we wanted a formal dinner so plated it is! For the cocktail hour, we are having passed hors devours and stations.
Post # 22
We’re having a plated meal. We felt like that suited us better and since all of our friends have done buffet style dinners, we thought it would mix it up some. Guests get to choose their main course when they RSVP, so there are options.
Post # 23
I selected “other” because we’re having a tea reception. It has cake and desserts but also tea sandwiches and finger foods. Drinks will be tea, coffee and wine (grape juice for the kids). We selected this because we wanted a small wedding and love our wedding spot so much, that we wanted the reception there, too. There’s not a whole lot of space or need for a sit down meal, and since we’re getting married about 2, an afternoon tea worked out well.
Post # 24
Heavy appetizers/tapas reception. We wanted something different, and we wanted a more festive atmosphere. The tapas approach is very condusive to a lively party. There just wasn’t much about the traditional seated dinner with entrance and toasts and head table and the whole nine yards of tradition that spoke to us.
Post # 25
Our venue doesn’t have a buffet option, and I never really considered it anyway (no specific reason) so we’re doing a plated dinner.
Post # 26
We are having a plated meal.
Post # 28
We had a mix: The salad was plated when guests entered the reception, the dinner was family style, and dessert was buffet of sorts.
Post # 29
We’re doing a plated dinner because it suits us and our wedding more, and it was cheaper than doing a buffet.
We’re actually doing 4 small courses vs. traditional “salad and entrée” because that suits us better and was essentially the same price as doing just salad and entrée option.
Post # 30
plated dinner… haven’t selected a caterer yet so no details concerning the menu to share 😀
Post # 31
We are thinking we are doing buffett but we are doing Italian and I am kinda leaning towards a family style because it helps promote talking and less waiting in line.