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Carlin
Dedicated September 2022

Buffet or Plated

Carlin, on February 28, 2022 at 12:00 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 3 33
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Just curious to know how many are doing buffets and who is doing a sit down?

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Latest activity by Carlin, on June 23, 2022 at 12:29 AM
  • Grace
    Super February 2022
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    We did a buffet as well as an appetizer table. There were 3 waitstaff to replenish the trays when they ran out and help if anyone had questions. It worked really well!
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  • Carlin
    Dedicated September 2022
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    We’re doing a sit down
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  • Jade
    Savvy July 2023
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    We’re doing family style at the tables!
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  • Allaura
    Dedicated November 2022
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    We’re doing a plated service. So we will be having meal cards and servers bringing out the entree picked by the guest.
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  • Carlin
    Dedicated September 2022
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    We’re doing a sit down, because the best man is a vegetarian and I have two bridesmaids that are gluten-free
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  • Allaura
    Dedicated November 2022
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    We also have allergies and diet preferences. When we first started even talking about getting married my fiancé made it very clear he really wanted a plated service. It didn’t really matter to me so we’re doing a plated service. Now that we are full blown planning and making our vision come true Im so happy I trusted his decision to go with a plated service.
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  • Carlin
    Dedicated September 2022
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    Yes my stepson has a friends that is highly allergic to nuts
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  • Carlin
    Dedicated September 2022
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    My cousins wedding back in October of 2020 during COVId they did a buffet and all I got to say is what a disaster. And I’m not sure if you did your dance and speech before or after. But i have a 90 somewhat year old grandfather who was getting impatient to a point where my fiancé had go get them their plates. It took us a good amount of time to get our food. And our caterer was telling us a horror story of where a fob got belligerent and started telling some sob story
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  • Allaura
    Dedicated November 2022
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    For us the plated service also came out costing less than if we had chosen a buffet.
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  • Carlin
    Dedicated September 2022
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    I read the buffet is more expensive
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  • Liz
    Devoted June 2022
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    We’re doing family style at the tables, the caterer will know about everyone with allergies and dietary restrictions and bring them out a separate portion if needed.
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  • Melinda
    Rockstar March 2022
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    We are doing a buffet line however the catering staff are the only people allowed to handle the food.

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  • Jmz
    Rockstar July 2022
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    We're doing buffet so it's an excuse to get people moving and mingling and meeting each other 😁
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  • Pat
    Expert May 2023
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    Plated meal - it was on my 'must have' list. It is actually going to be cheaper than a buffet, which I didn't care about. What was most important was that everyone gets served their meal, rather than having to go stand in a 'cafeteria line' ( I don't care HOW many servers or how nice the buffet is done up, to ME it is High School throw back time) Just my 2 cents. Smiley winking

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  • devotedlydavis
    Expert March 2022
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    This is what we are doing. It was $1K less than plated.
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  • Ashlee
    Rockstar September 2022
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    We're doing two buffet lines (served only by venue staff), it was cheaper than plated with the same number of options. Any dietary restrictions/allergies we let them know 3 weeks ahead of time and they make appropriate plated portions of food for those guests. (Ex: my FH's cousin has celiac and is a vegetarian, so she'll get a vegetarian entree, and they'll have made all sides gluten free for her, and to avoid contamination, they serve it to her at her table). My FH has dietary restrictions as well, so he actually got to custom order what he wanted and they'll serve that to him, while I'll be served a small portion of everything I want from our buffet without having to get in line myself

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  • Charlotte
    Dedicated June 2022
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    Buffet all the way. We are super casual people so plated seemed too out of character plus, I couldn't come up with some kind of dish that would please the majority, so a taco bar it was!

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  • Gomez
    Savvy April 2022
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    We are doing a sit down plated dinner.
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  • Twinsiesmum
    Savvy April 2023
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    I’m doing buffet with servers. I personally don’t like plated meals at weddings
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  • Carlin
    Dedicated September 2022
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    If you saw photos of my venue you will see it’s not a place you would do buffet at. It’s like your in the 1920s/30s.
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