When it comes to planning your event, reception etc. one of the biggest decisions you will have to make is what you will be serving your guests. Not only does this mean deciding between the traditional chicken or beef, or a simple and delicious plate of Italian favorites, but whether you’re looking to go with a formal sit-down dinner where guests are served their meals, or a buffet style instead.
While either one of these choices has their own pros and cons, there are definitely plenty of legitimate reasons to consider serving up guests buffet style. Check out a few of them,
They’re Less Expensive – Undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of wedding planning for any bride- and groom-to-be is the budget. That being said, it’s important to take into account the fact that buffets are much more affordable than formal dinners. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that instead of hiring a full wait staff, fewer servers are needed to operate a few different stations. You can take the money you save on hiring a few extra hands and put it towards something else that you really wanted instead.
Buffets are Faster – By opting out of serving each course one-by-one, you will be optimizing your time much more efficiently. Not only will your guests still be able to get the delicious food that they want, but they’ll be able to mingle with other guests who are not seated at their own table. Plus, by not having to wait for each course to be served, they’ll be able to get up and out on the dance floor much faster!
Guests Can Eat What They Want – Whatever variety of food you decide to serve, guests will still be treated to more options with a buffet than they would be with a formal dinner. Not only will they have more choices, but total control over which foods make it onto their plate, they’ll also be able to control how much they will enjoy of each menu item.