Buffet Style-While it is often utilized because it is less expensive, a buffet can also be classy as well as convenient. Calling tables up individually instead of having long lines, servers instead of help yourself, and an elegant presentation can all dress a buffet up as fancy as any sit down dinner. That being said, a buffet can also be more casual and relaxed for a more informal wedding dinner…it is completely up to your wedding style.
Family Style-my personal favorite, it reminds you of dinner at grandma’s. Good company, good conversation, and a “please pass the potatoes” attitude often makes for a comfortable experience that guests value. While foods are often simpler than plated dinners, they don’t have to be.
Plated-being served by a waiter or waitress individually is definitely classy. The key is to keep it classy, not pretentious. If your wedding crowd is a meat and potatoes group, serving something they would never order, while unique, may leave hungry guests.
Bottom line, is keep your guests and your style in mind when planning. Also, remember the kids…I don’t know that many that prefer seared Mahi Mahi with Papaya Mango Salsa over a cheeseburger.