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WeddingWire Administrator October 2016

Plated or Buffet?

Lynnie, on June 4, 2019 at 11:44 AM

Posted in Wedding Reception 210

What's your serving style? Will you have a plated dinner service, or a buffet? Plated? Photo from Hyatt Place Asheville Downtown in NC Or Buffet? Photo from Acqua in Buffalo, NY Next Question: Fondant or Buttercream? Back to the Beginning: Style Showdown

What's your serving style? Will you have a plated dinner service, or a buffet?


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Photo from Hyatt Place Asheville Downtown in NC


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Photo from Acqua in Buffalo, NY



Next Question: Fondant or Buttercream?

Back to the Beginning: Style Showdown

210 Comments

  • Brittany
    Super May 2020
    Brittany ·
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    Buffet style only because it'll add too much to our budget if we do it any other way.

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  • Maritza
    Savvy October 2020
    Maritza ·
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    We are doing buffet ! I am loving the fact that my guest will be able to see the meat carver cutting their meat as they request it! I can't wait! yum!!

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  • Jessica
    Expert February 2020
    Jessica ·
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    Buffet; we were able to get an additional option that way.

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  • Ashley
    Expert November 2020
    Ashley ·
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    Plated dinner for us because it fit within our budget.

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  • Sweet'N'Rhodes
    Devoted March 2022
    Sweet'N'Rhodes ·
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    Buffet all the way. We're not up for anything too formal.

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  • Alycia
    Devoted September 2020
    Alycia ·
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    We are having a buffet table.
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  • C
    Devoted September 2019
    Caitlyn ·
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    Plated. Buffets are too casual for my taste and can be a total cluster. Besides, I've been to wedding with buffets and by the time I got my plate the food was cool. With plated dinners, there's better chance the food will be served at the appropriate temperature.

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  • Anna
    Super October 2020
    Anna ·
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    We’ll be having buffet, but not a meal, just lots of finger foods.

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  • Jana
    Super June 2023
    Jana Online ·
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    They both have their pros and cons. The only time I've had a plated meal was at a restaurant (close family only) lunch reception prior to the dance. The rest (where food beyond just cake) were buffets where people could choose what they wanted. I like the idea of plated but not sure how that would work logistically unless we go with a fancy catering service. With a buffet, people can pick what they want and leave what they don't to eliminate waste.
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  • Jana
    Super June 2023
    Jana Online ·
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    Buffet/stations. Guests are guaranteed to go home stuffed and offers more options.
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