Mmmmm….dinner time! For guest it’s a chance to recharge, relax, and enjoy a delicious meal. And with so many options for a Bride and Groom to choose from it may be hard to decide on which route to go; buffet, family style, plated, hors d’oeuvre….etc. There are three big factors that make this decision much easier:
1. Cost. For most people this is the biggest factor in the decision making process. With the cost of food being one of the largest expenses on wedding day, make sure to plan the budget for the food accordingly.
2. Location. Consider the layout of the reception, is there space for a buffet or will it disrupt the flow of the room? Generally speaking plated dinners require more space for servers to move around.
3. Style. Hors d’oeuvre would be a perfect touch to a simple backyard wedding, plated would be wonderful for a elegant wedding, family style are nice for guest interaction, and buffets are pleasant for letting guest pick and choose exactly what they want. The style of the wedding should reflect the type of food and how it is served.
And finally, the best little tidbit I can give you?! Hire the catering out! Don’t stress family and friends out, hire someone to do the cooking for you. Check for local caters, ask for recommendation, ask about options/costs, and taste test (the best part). Guests will love whatever option you decide to go with, they just want to be fed! Till next week, xoxo.