Hey everyone! I’m currently scoping out my options in terms of feeding guests and keeping it casual. What are your thoughts on using only food stations throughout the night? I’d rather snack and mingle then sit and have a ‘formal’ dinner, seems too fancy for us.
I personally do not like stations. Usually the lines are long and the food is too small and not filling. Its also difficult to go stand in multiple lines and accumulate a bunch of small plates while trying to have a drink and mingle.
I love this idea! This is exactly what we’re thinking of doing as well. We want the wedding to feel like a party rather than a formal “event” and a lot of our guests would appreciate this more. Also getting married a few years from now and hoping COVID isn’t a problem.
We're not fancy people either but debating between plated and stations. We like the idea of idea of the variety that stations allows and letting guests be served either way. While I haven't seen stations at a wedding, a close friend in NYC said multiple stations are very common there as cocktail hours and guests love the variety and atmosphere but they are so full from those over a 2 hr span that the plated meals served following aren't touched at all. So I wouldn't be concerned about guests not getting enough to eat if you are providing a generous spread.
We're having a buffet style dinner and having our DJ call table numbers up when it's their turn to get food! Our wedding isn't until Jan. 2022 so we're pretty confident that COVID won't have an effect on our wedding (knock on wood), but we are going to ask our caterer if they will have servers to give guests their food just in case!
We just like the fact that a buffet style gives our guests more options in comparison to a plated meal.