Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and you want it to be memorable for all the right reasons. Arise from the vows, the meal might just be the most important part of your day, and getting the meal right can set a great tone for your whole wedding day. The classic approach is to have a sit down three course meal, and this does have a certain luxury appeal, but you should not discount having a buffet meal. Here are some of the advantages.
Offer your guests more choice.
When you have a sit down meal, there's always going to be a few people who aren't a fan of the plates that you choose to serve, and this can give you unnecessary stress on your big day. Buffet catering, on the other hand, typically has a much wider range of foods, so your guests can skip the potato salad if they really hate it, and opt for more of the prawn tempura if that's what they like to eat.
It can be fancier than you think.
Buffets can have a bad reputation because of the foods that are sometimes offered within a buffet, such as stale sandwiches and mini sausages. These kinds of foods don't exactly scream elegance, but who says that those are the foods you need to offer on your wedding day? A buffet can be absolutely anything that you want it to be, you just need to find a catering company that can deliver your vision. If you want to have a buffet filled with lobster, giant shrimp, and gourmet burgers, then go for it.
It encourages sociability.
When you and your partner bring together your friends, family, and colleagues for your wedding, there are bound to be lots of people who haven't met before. When you have a sit-down meal, your guests will be sat down according to their table plan and won't be encouraged to talk to other people they haven't met before. With a buffet, people have to get up to get their food, and they can choose where they wish to eat, encouraging new social connections.
Buffet catering is typically cheaper than a plated meal, especially when you consider that you won't need to hire staff to serve people at their tables. Weddings can be extraordinarily expensive (an average of $32000 in Australia), so if you want a way to save money without compromising on quality or the fun of your wedding, a buffet is a fantastic idea.
Now that you know the facts, will you consider a buffet for your wedding? Learn more by contacting local catering services.