Is Having A Buffet At A Wedding Tacky?

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Planning your wedding is guaranteed to be one of the most exciting times in your life; unfortunately it can also be one of the most stressful. First, you have to get the dress right; then you need to work out the guest list; the flowers; the venue; and of course, the food!

Of course, it’s your big day so the food is really determined by what you want. Right? Wrong.

The food at your wedding is the only thing that isn’t about you. If you choose the right food, your wedding will be talked about for months! If you choose the wrong food, your wedding will be talked about for months – but for all the wrong reasons.

There are a range of food options that are guaranteed to impress even the most discerning guest, but how can you please everyone?

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One word: Buffet.

Right now, you might be wondering if having a buffet at a wedding is tacky? We’re going to say straight up, no.

Here’s why:

Buffets Offer Variety

It’s hard finding suitable food for everyone at your wedding, particularly if you have a large number of guests. You’re guaranteed to have guests who simply don’t like chicken, beef or vegetable options; and there are going to be those who would prefer to just have a salad, and others who simply want dessert. With a buffet, you can incorporate a range of foods to suit everyone, from seafood and red meat, through to tapas and pasta salads. You can even include gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free options.

Keep in mind that buffets have come a long way, and these days, they offer far more options than sandwiches and rice. They can be as classy as you like, or as casual as you like.

It’s More Affordable

A buffet generally saves money per guest with your catering company, because it’s much easier to cook and prepare food in bulk than it is to create specialized dishes for each guest. You’re less likely to have food waste at the end of the night and because buffets allow people to control their own portions, there will be fewer leftovers on plates, particularly for those who only have small appetites (and children).

It’s Easier To Socialize

When you have a sit-down meal, it can be hard for people to socialize with each other as they generally need to stay seated through the entrée, main and dessert courses. With a buffet, it’s much more relaxed and people can go and get their food, sit down to eat (anywhere they like if you really want to make it casual), and they can eat what they want, when they want.

Essentially, having a buffet at your wedding is the best way to please all your guests, with a huge variety of flavors and food types. Is it tacky? Definitely not. If you organize a quality buffet, with delicious foods and plenty of variety, your guests are going to be very impressed.

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