Catering Your Wedding –  Buffet vs. Plated Meals

Catering Your Wedding –
Buffet vs. Plated Meals

There is no right or wrong when it comes to choosing between a buffet or plated style meal for your wedding. However, there are pros and cons to each option, it’s all about weighing out each and deciding which is most important to you.

Buffet

    • Less personalized service
    • More food waste – Caterer must prepare more of each dish to account for unpredictable guest palettes
    • Allows people to get up and socialize rather than staying seated throughout all courses
    • Can be more inconvenient for elderly or people with children
    • Requires more floral and decor
Top Photo by Peak Light Studios  Above Photo by Mosca Photo  Food from Wild Currant Catering

Top Photo by Peak Light Studio
Above Photo by Mosca Photo
Food from Wild Currant Catering

Plated

  • Personalized service
  • Less food waste – Portion control
  • More staffing required
  • May take longer if served in courses
  • Limited menu choices
  • Less chaotic

It’s YOUR wedding, which is more your style?