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Wedding Appropriate Dining Styles

Definition: Wedding Appropriate Dining Styles

So you're getting ready to plan your dream wedding and now you're trying to figure out what to do for your perfect dinner? Do you have a traditional sit-down meal? Or how about a standard buffet? Or perhaps an in vogue station buffet? There's a lot to decide, but to help you get started, I thought I'd let you know more about each kind.

A traditional sit-down meal is one where everyone is seated at tables and the servers bring the food out to them. In traditional weddings, guests will have already pre-selected their entree. In various cultures, such as a Chinese wedding, the food comes out in courses and is shared family style.

Traditional Buffet
A buffet style meal is exactly what it sounds like. Guests receive a plate and then make their way down the line, filling their plates along the way.

Station Buffet
A station style buffet is one where the food is spread out in different "stations" around the room. There may be one area that is a carving station, a pasta station, an hor d'ouevre station, dessert station, etc. This is done for several reasons: one it prevents a long line from forming at the buffet table and two it encourages mingling amongst your guests. They can grab a few things at one station, eat them, head back out for more and run into a whole new group of people that time.

Know of any other wedding-appropriate dining styles? Let us know below!

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