I am having a buffet style dinner for the reception and have no idea how to do the plating. Do I put the plates and untencils on the tables or at the buffet? I know its a rediculous question but some do things differently. I appreciate the imput.
I haven't officially decided on this matter either. I think that it would look better having the plates and utensils on the table and have the guests take their plate to the buffet table to get their food.
Our caterer told us to put the linen napkins and the silverware on the tables already and the plates will be up at the buffet so people won't forget to grab them when they get up from the tables. Its also a cleaner look to have the plates not on the tables.
We're leaving utensils at the table and plates at the buffet. Picking up silverware seemed too informal and carrying your plate to the buffet seems cumbersome. We're using the disposable palm plates so we don't have to worry too much about the cost of extra plates, which I've heard renting can ger expensive.
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Keeping utensils and glasses on the table along with a charger plate looks pretty & helps simplify the process, with the eating plates at the start of the buffet line. That way everyone doesn't have to walk with a plate from their table to the buffet line and they are already there.
Is your caterer supplying the plates/silverwear or are you? You could always ask your caterer how they usually execute a buffet-style wedding dinner, too, to help with the flow.
I hope this helps! If you have any other questions throughout your wedding planning process, please don't hesitate to connect or post another discussion! Happy wedding planning!
It depends. If we opt for buffet, we will do chargers & utensils at each place setting with a napkin. Then just plates on the buffet. But you can for sure do whatever you want! I just like how a place setting looks.
We didn't have a caterer we had everyone bring a covered dish to ours. We wrapped the silverware in a napkin and tied a ribbon around the napkin and set up the plates at the tables and then we had extra plates by the food. I hope this helps
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That helps a lot. Thank you! I already bought the plates and untencils and napkins since they were cheaper and fit my budget and the count that we have. I dont have charger plates or know if that is another word for salad plates but i do have the salad plates and can sit those at the table with the utencils and napkins and glasses. Should we have the salad at the buffet or a bowl at the table?