Pros and Cons of Buffet Style Dinner at Your Wedding Reception

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Hello Friends!

Our couples always ask which is better, a buffet dinner or a sit down dinner. You’ve probably been to several weddings in the last few years and you’ve loathed the line at the buffet, or have you? I happen to love standing in line because I get to know people that aren’t necessarily seated at my table or near me. Then again, I have friends who will absolutely not stand in a line, even if it means not eating. The classic sit down dinner reception has been known to have a stuffy feel to it. . .you’re stuck. . .you get what they serve you and exactly how much they serve you. . .you might be the last table served and you want to get up and roam around but you’re afraid you’ll miss your meal. Let’s list some pros and cons that will hopefully help you decide.

Five Pros of Buffet Style Dinner
1. Guests get a variety of foods and can choose to take more of something they love and less of something they don’t love and they can go up for seconds!!
2. Getting up to get your dinner gives guests a chance to move around the room and not feel stuck with the guests at their table (which may or may not be a good thing).
3. Buffet style dinner costs quite a bit less than sit-down style service due to less plate ware and service staff.
4. A buffet can be a beautiful center of the room. With gorgeous linens, floral arrangement, lighting and design, it can create quite a conversation, even among the shyest guests.
5. Food is always hot on a buffet. Have you been to sit down dinners where the service was slow so your dinner was less than hot when it arrived at your seat? This wouldn’t happen with Blue Heron, of course, but it does happen and the buffet style service assures hot foods at all times.

Five Cons of Buffet Style Dinner
1. The famous line. . .here we are again talking about the line. Some couples just don’t want a line at their reception. While the line can be avoided by dismissing tables one at a time and taking a few minutes in between each one, everyone has probably had a bad buffet line experience and that sticks with some guests forever.
2. It takes more room at the venue. If you’re having the maximum number of tables/guests at your wedding reception, you might not have space for a large buffet. It may be your best choice to have a sit down served dinner and not deal with putting the buffet on the dance floor and moving it after dinner.
3. Mom, Dad and Grandparents are often not fond of buffets. They want the classic sit down service because it evokes a feeling of expensive elegance that they want the guests to experience. The younger couples are happy standing next to the guests in the buffet line and creating a cocktail party flow, yet the older crowd doesn’t agree.
4. It’s pretty when it’s just starting. . .The fourth table to go through the line doesn’t get to experience the beauty of the food displays as they were for the first and second tables. They do get messy and even though we do continually clean and replenish on our buffets, there are those occasional spills that just might splatter on the guest across the buffet table.
5. Going up for seconds when the toast is happening. There are those guests who, even though there is an emotional, heartstring pulling toast being delivered by dad or best friend, they will get up and go back for seconds (and thirds) and almost always will accidentally drop the tongs and get the entire room to look back at the buffet.
Well, these are just a few of the fun things to consider when discussing what type of service you’ll have at your wedding. Of course, your caterer will gently guide you and give you additional great ideas too!

Until We Eat Again,

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  • Congratulations to the new Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce President and CEO! We look forward to... http://t.co/43pWcqnn0V 11 months 11 hours ago
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  • Have you chosen your dress yet? Here's a pretty little thing. . .for a spring or summer wedding! http://t.co/icD6bHaNlx 11 months 3 days ago
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  • RT @oaklandbuzztap: The Oakland Tribune >> Oakland A's relievers Cook, Doolittle already hurting http://t.co/zwPvVPQK0K 11 months 1 week ago
  • RT @YouthUpRising: Happy Valentines Day! We couldn't do this important work without our supporters. @CalEndow @Gap @CityofOakland @horizon 11 months 1 week ago
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  • RT @SunsetMag: #DIYFriday Put together a bouquet that looks like you bought it from a professional. http://t.co/22HhCiVKwO 11 months 1 week ago
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  • If you haven't checked into this yet, now's the time! It's a program that will take your business to new... http://t.co/QZMDkEklYH 11 months 1 week ago
  • Cherry Blossoms are our pick for February weddings! http://t.co/yd7LYqUhDF 11 months 1 week ago
  • We Love our State Parks! Happy Valentine's Day to you all! http://t.co/ZuFTqiS25V 11 months 2 weeks ago
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  • So proud to cater this fabulous event tonight. 11 months 2 weeks ago
  • Yes we will be there! We will be serving delicious tapas at our award winning food stations inspired by Japan,... http://t.co/nrJGIA3ayr 11 months 2 weeks ago
  • It is always wonderful to receive great feedback from a client after their event. Here is what Andrea from... http://t.co/Ka3bTMKpJg 11 months 2 weeks ago
  • Yes - if you are planning on picking up flowers for your sweetie, plan ahead and get some awesome bouquets that... http://t.co/28S69IYmrS 11 months 2 weeks ago
  • A HUGE THANK YOU to Jamie and Frederick of Sullivan Botello Events, LLC for a wonderful day at the Gay Vanity... http://t.co/GwMcyQ2KTw 11 months 2 weeks ago
  • I think this means we can grow our herbs and produce in my office! I like it! http://t.co/vEzXWURtom 11 months 3 weeks ago
  • We had a blast at The Fox Theatre last night serving up a delish sit down dinner for 500! Here's a peek! 11 months 3 weeks ago
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  • Where does our award winning chef and staff eat when he's too busy to cook lunch for the gang? Fruitvale District!! http://t.co/iFe441MQNv 11 months 3 weeks ago
  • Jason of Quantum Music Event Planners is the best! He plays the music you want and rocks the house!! Thank you... http://t.co/uj4XKVbT4K 11 months 3 weeks ago
  • Jason of Quantum Music Event Planners was the best DJ ever! Thank you Jason!!!! http://t.co/uLlEtN7Aks 11 months 3 weeks ago
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  • Felice Cumpleanos a el Jefe! Have a wonderful day! 11 months 4 weeks ago
  • We're super excited to be heading to Napa today for a little playing around. . .wine tasting with our wine guy,... http://t.co/f3ZEjz0Ia8 12 months 11 hours ago
  • You can have your event on this cool ship!! http://t.co/XxkcgNNNgy 12 months 1 day ago
  • One of our awesome local wineries doing something that should have been done long ago :). http://t.co/v0K6QBx2Ng 12 months 2 days ago
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  • The tablescape we designed for ISES's Designer Showcase last night was a BIG favorite and we couldn't be more... http://t.co/t2AT9V5hhh 1 year 2 days ago
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  • We want to share this because, first of all Mark is an inspiration to us all, and second, it's written so well,... http://t.co/qQtTbsyFPM 1 year 3 days ago
  • A True Visionary! http://t.co/NF0awuUc5c 1 year 3 days ago
  • This weighs heavy on our minds right now. We as a community, as a state, can be diligent about our water use now... http://t.co/rFcWJxML0E 1 year 4 days ago
  • Wishing you all a wonderful weekend of sunshine, good eats and fine wine! Cheers!! 1 year 1 week ago
  • We're so excited to be a part of this awesome event! http://t.co/lVMb0L3JKR 1 year 1 week ago
  • #WeddingWednesday love to @WASTE_ZERO@sanmanprod @OaklandChamber@NicoleDixon11 @EastBayLoop@oaklandlocal @MelissaWest_ @OaklandGrown 1 year 1 week ago
  • For those uber fun rustic country style weddings at the ranch. . . http://t.co/zY5fXbNTQO 1 year 1 week ago
  • Check out this newsletter: http://t.co/fuS6B8eXoC via @madmimi 1 year 1 week ago
  • Oakland Restaurant Week is coming! Be sure to get out and try some of our new and some of our old restaurants.... http://t.co/e6qJmm0kzr 1 year 1 week ago
  • Evan Chung Photography is one of our faves! http://t.co/83Ir1JBGen 1 year 1 week ago
  • Gelato popsicle bar for your wedding? We can do it!! http://t.co/3HYG5THUPz 1 year 1 week ago
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  • Do you know what the color of the year is? Well it's Radiant Orchid and it is displayed beautifully in these event photos. 1 year 2 weeks ago
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  • Can you believe that this is actually a tent made to look like a gorgeous stone church? Absolutely incredible! 1 year 2 weeks ago
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  • Ok so we just encountered Doughnut Dolly and we're loving their custom cream filled doughnuts! That's a great... http://t.co/PNpzQcSlAu 1 year 2 weeks ago
  • It's that time of year when crab cakes are on the menus everywhere! But we think ours are superior :) http://t.co/7LQe8Ndo5F 1 year 2 weeks ago
  • Use natural resources, like beautiful big trees, for your ceremony backdrop. . .stunning! http://t.co/YKfbyAaFAC 1 year 2 weeks ago
  • This is so great! Thanks Myra at Elegant Events Enterprise for this beautiful, inspiring video. If only... http://t.co/TPHXrWQ121 1 year 3 weeks ago
  • RT @JonathanTEvents: Had some of the best peanut sauce of my life last night from @BlueHeronCater! So worth checking out! 1 year 3 weeks ago
  • We wish you All a New Year Filled With Peace, Joy, Health, Prosperity and Happiness!!!! http://t.co/82nWi693CY 1 year 3 weeks ago
  • Chef Humberto's delicious and colorful Asian Long Bean Salad paired with his Miso Salmon are always a BIG hit... http://t.co/9LUVSUmEYn 1 year 3 weeks ago
  • Congratulations to Mike McLaughlin! We serve your coffee at all of our events!! http://t.co/1NQs2FqcKE 1 year 3 weeks ago
  • Check out this newsletter: http://t.co/g4PN4u2OlQ via @madmimi 1 year 3 weeks ago
  • Who knew Spaghetti and Meatballs on a stick could be so delicious! http://t.co/A7yTGM1vqY 1 year 3 weeks ago
  • Very cool wedding setup at Vintage Inn Estate. Looks like a rainbow made a special appearance for the big day too! http://t.co/8BctaP8swF 1 year 4 weeks ago
  • Happiest of Holidays to all! We wish everyone a beautiful holiday filled with happiness and fun! And good food... http://t.co/ow7i4HYkeW 1 year 1 month ago
  • @thepoliticalcat @TrustingVisions onion powder in what? We don't own any onion powder. 1 year 1 month ago
  • RT @TheWomensBook: Blue Heron Catering Celebrates 25 Yrs Serving Up Traditional Plates for Holidays via @oaklandlocal @BlueHeronCater http:… 1 year 1 month ago
  • We just found out today that one of our assistant cooks has other wonderful skills and talents besides cooking.... http://t.co/weDccY0jnW 1 year 1 month ago
  • Oh this is the best advent calendar for adults I've ever seen! Gotta go catch up - it's already the 18th! http://t.co/3jkp3nnM4f 1 year 1 month ago
  • Believe it or not, we're still booking events for this weekend and early next week! It's unbelievable and... http://t.co/TbUvw03Q37 1 year 1 month ago
  • It's not too late to have us cater your holiday party! http://t.co/jdDmm62x6x 1 year 1 month ago
  • It's not too late to have us cater your holiday party!!!! http://t.co/LUhr4lfZJD 1 year 1 month ago
  • This is a great band and friends of ours - there's a few tickets left for their concert on #NYE at Yoshi's... http://t.co/YzOZI4GkZV 1 year 1 month ago
  • A Winter Wonderland Wedding - one of our very most favorites! Don't forget the hot beverage station! http://t.co/yoEuvdaZ6u 1 year 1 month ago
  • Our staff works hard at being silly :) http://t.co/XRj9WWxADR 1 year 1 month ago
  • #AdamLevine you're awesome 1 year 1 month ago
  • Too busy catering. . .to post . . .but we still love you all! 1 year 1 month ago
  • Holiday parties everywhere! Sf80 is awesome. http://t.co/d1nqaCPZgn 1 year 1 month ago
  • Chef Humberto along with our kitchen staff have been blazing all week long preparing for this very busy weekend... http://t.co/NG7PUbDtev 1 year 1 month ago
  • We're uber excited to cater at Sf80 this weekend for an awesome corporate holiday party! The winter aqua and... http://t.co/HC3rzz7EzN 1 year 1 month ago
  • What do we love about this holiday table? The deep dark red mixed with creamy ivory and walnut - it's elegant... http://t.co/vRWKmMFz12 1 year 1 month ago
  • Proud to be catering for Teresa Cox for State Assembly! http://t.co/LfScDzeBbP 1 year 1 month ago
  • I wish my coffee smiled at me like this every morning!! http://t.co/iTeN8slaui 1 year 1 month ago
  • We do love our Bay Area, and we love beach weddings too! Congratulations to all of the newly married same sex... http://t.co/rGLvzVLtYd 1 year 1 month ago
  • Staff Potluck is about to begin! Let's get our turkey on! 1 year 1 month ago
  • #VoiceTop8 old people vote 1 year 1 month ago
  • It is a beautiful site to have your wedding too!! http://t.co/QaeY4WVCf6 1 year 2 months ago
  • Are you all out shopping today for the big feasting day? Here's a great way to cook your bird! http://t.co/BeHKG89VPH 1 year 2 months ago
  • Business Opportunity! If you're interested in renting kitchen/oven space in Oakland/Berkeley area for a local... http://t.co/Zbv9XoES5N 1 year 2 months ago
  • We love the Lawrence Hall of Science and all that they do for the community! We also love creating fun weddings... http://t.co/YjwOHwVUfd 1 year 2 months ago
  • Here's a fabulous opportunity for you artsy types out there to sell your wares this holiday season! "Welcome to... http://t.co/HZKYXlW9TC 1 year 2 months ago
  • Wow - this chalkboard art is amazing and it's the perfect backdrop for this lovely couple's photos! http://t.co/Bd09iIllnW 1 year 2 months ago
  • In San Francisco @ISES having lunch. 1 year 2 months ago
  • One of the delicious dishes served at last night's SF Exploratorium VIP event was this "Banana Split". Here's the... http://t.co/KpolZGZrjA 1 year 2 months ago
  • It's Dungeness Crab Season and Crab Cioppino is on the menu! http://t.co/rXxUvqmZd6 1 year 2 months ago
  • Good Morning Campers! How would you sleep in this glass treehouse style bedroom? Dwell sure has some great... http://t.co/Lxv2Dv1meo 1 year 2 months ago
  • What an awesome, awesome thing to do! Goooooooo Batkid!!!! http://t.co/XVyAXVFKVk 1 year 2 months ago
  • Great program. Be sure to vote. http://t.co/oRuylsa5A0 1 year 2 months ago
  • No feast is complete without a great green bean dish! Check out our favorites! L to R: Green Beans with Brown... http://t.co/JmXDTg49hf 1 year 2 months ago
  • Such a beautiful beverage! Just fill glass with pink cotton candy and slowly pour champagne or flavored sparkling... http://t.co/IbLQtPgnvT 1 year 2 months ago
  • YUMM!!! Grilled Pesto Chicken Sandwich http://t.co/GPaPEbY4kb 1 year 2 months ago
  • Looking for locally made, conflict free jewelry? This local designer, David Thorpe, does beautiful work! Give him... http://t.co/t1dmEau8Fm 1 year 2 months ago
  • It does look like a fairytale! http://t.co/HxhgktuoYv 1 year 2 months ago
  • A light, crisp patty packed with fresh onion and topped with a thin veil of peanut sauce, which lends a... http://t.co/rsk49ccGFb 1 year 2 months ago
  • Thelma Harris Art Gallery - Master Works By African American Artists http://t.co/LIhh4a41p8 1 year 2 months ago
  • Here's an opportunity you creative types cannot pass up! http://t.co/WeWLyvG2J5 1 year 2 months ago
  • Welcome to the newbie in the neighborhood - the Oaklandish store! We can't wait to go shopping! http://t.co/7XXFPjix1V 1 year 2 months ago
  • Fabulous lighting is an easy, cost-effective way to take your event from drab to fab. http://t.co/G8iLIkTvRX 1 year 2 months ago
  • Baby it's cold outside. . .we adore winter weddings with hot cocoa stations (don't forget the Kahlua and... http://t.co/SCRiEBdkCD 1 year 2 months ago
  • Guess what's happening this weekend in the big city? This is one fun and informative festival! See you there!! http://t.co/v4FdOCb638 1 year 2 months ago
  • Everything about this is just darling. . . http://t.co/LB2W45qssW 1 year 2 months ago
  • This shop is a friend of one of our couples and I gotta say, their cannolis bring you straight to Italy.... http://t.co/NYenbxfIZ4 1 year 2 months ago
  • Another reason we love our couples! They spread around happiness for all! This yelp review from our beautiful... http://t.co/HFh7FIVonl 1 year 2 months ago
  • Thank you to Julie and Adam for writing such a wonderful Yelp review! We enjoyed making your day as special as... http://t.co/HMUgpjUyPx 1 year 2 months ago
  • Soon we will be bagging our own teas so we are tea tasting at Blue Willow today. Learning about the process is... http://t.co/8IljZnXkWJ 1 year 2 months ago
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  • We are serving up our uber delicious and perfect for fall Pumpkin Challah Bread Pudding with Knob Creek Bourbon... http://t.co/qC2ohXck5C 1 year 2 months ago
  • We are so happy to sponsor the Oakland Local Mixer tonight at DIGICOM Electronics. We're going to learn about... http://t.co/aDhUAUeAYb 1 year 2 months ago
  • A Book Fairy costume! How awesome is that? http://t.co/NLvwROuEok 1 year 2 months ago
  • Are you familiar with the "7 Spices" that are the foundation for creating amazing authentic Indian cuisine? Well... http://t.co/iAuNBXjXu0 1 year 3 months ago
  • Have your own business? Apply for this program - it's amazing for the growth of your business! http://t.co/MHZcEqn9oT 1 year 3 months ago
  • Fall is our favorite season to get married - the colors, the warmth of the afternoon sun, the bountiful crops! http://t.co/D1xyaI3UlX 1 year 3 months ago
  • The golfers stopped by Hole 14 for Pulled Pork Sliders and Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sliders with our House Made... http://t.co/G4FqNbzMfX 1 year 3 months ago
  • This love letter just in from our lovely couple of last weekend. "Thank you so much for the talents of your chef... http://t.co/cWVE9CNzEO 1 year 3 months ago
  • #Oakland Chamber Golf Tourney!! http://t.co/KEocvUDpy5 1 year 3 months ago
  • Paper Chains! Remember those? This looks like alot of hours cutting and glueing but it's so pretty! http://t.co/4C7btxxU8J 1 year 3 months ago
  • The season for comfort food is upon us and we starting it off with a taste bud-pleasing Beef Pot Pie with... http://t.co/TJrIIXg7Bp 1 year 3 months ago
  • This. . .our values. . .from WWII era and more applicable than ever before. Wow! http://t.co/fSzqwx9Nv4 1 year 3 months ago