FI and I are looking at different options for our reception dinner. We love the idea of buffets or stations because everyone can pick out whatever and how much they want. However, my cousin works at a country club that does a lot of weddings and he was warning against a buffet because of the amount of food that gets thrown out afterwards (apparently there are very strict health codes about buffets and leftover food is not allowed to be taken home). Apparently after one function they threw out 3 perfectly good huge cuts of beef, which I find pretty sickening. Does anyone have any insight into this? Do you think more food would be wasted at a sit-down dinner, considering not everyone may like or will eat the portion they've been given? I also don't know that much about stations - are they pretty much like a buffet?