Is anyone planning/have planned a family style dinner?
For many years I have served weddings both ways-sit down and buffet.
I see downfalls in both. With a sit-down style food typically got wasted, it seemed like the same old menu:chicken, salmon, beef with potato and vegetables. <Snooze />
Buffet style is also a way to save money, however, you ask your guests to stand in line, carry their own plates, and a possibility of not getting the freshest possible food.
Also, the timing of dinner is usually off because the first half of the room is ready for dessert while the second half are only starting their meal.
I do like buffet style because you can try several different choices, but I prefer the formality of a sit down dinner.
Family Style seemed to be a way to solve these issues, but my concerns are that I'm opening up a new can of worms! I'm still in the initial planning stages, but I want to give a clear idea of my vision to potentional caterers, venues, etc.
I am planning on having my handy groom make lazy susans for all of the tables. Along with our family style dinner we will be having a beer pairing with each course.