Wondering whether the reception should have cocktails, a sit down dinner, or a buffet?

Wedding Reception - 2/21/2024

Many people attend a wedding to celebrate the bride and the groom's love for eachother. However, if there is anything that guests will remember aside from the dress, it is the food. Wondering whether the reception should have cocktails, a sit down dinner, or a buffet? In this blog, we will be talking about how to plan for a tasty buffet. Buffets can get a bad wrap at times. This is because many believe that the sit down dinner option is more classy and elegant. Though, this may be true for some cases, having a buffet is not something to be ashamed of. Hosting a buffet will allow for guests to be able to choose how much food they want, what they want, and when they want it.

When taking a buffet into consideration, one may look at all of the food options available. One may feel like Verruca walking into the chocolate falls in Willy Wonka. Many have no clue where to start. This is okay. It is important to incorporate a different variety of foods into the buffet as well as your own personal favorite. From appetizers to dessert, the wedding professionals at Oklahoma Bridal have constructed this blog to help out.

Wedding buffet ideas:

●The wedding classic: Lots of couples choose buffets as an option because it is a quick and easy way to serve lots of people. Typically, on a classic buffet menu, one will see: chicken, beef, pasta, veggies, salad, and dinner rolls. It is important to take note that even though these food items are classic, it doesn't mean that they have to be boring. Taking a twist and turn on things will leave guests with their bellies full.
●The wedding themed: Whether you are one who enjoys a certain type of food or are someone who is celebrating their heritage, having a themed menu is a good idea. Some popular themed cuisines may be: italian, mexican, southern bbq, asian, or mediterranean.
●The station: Recently, many couples are opting for food bars at their reception. Food stations are fun because it allows people to choose what they want, and it keeps people up and mingling. Stations are also great because they offer a variety of food options. Stations can be self served or they can consist of chefs cooking food for the guests.
●The jaw dropping dessert: No wedding is complete without some sort of dessert. In addition to the wedding cake, many may choose to have a dessert table. This dessert table can consist of cupcakes, icecream, a chocolate fountain, etc. If one chooses to do a themed buffet, it is important to incorporate that theme into the dessert. For example, if there is an Italian themed buffet, think tiramisu and profiteroles.

Having a buffet at the wedding is a great idea because it allows guests to choose from a variety of food options. It also allows everyone to get up and mingle with one another. If you are someone who is having trouble choosing whether there should be a buffet or sit down dinner, it is important to consult with a wedding planner and vendors. They will assist when it comes to generating ideas. The best vendors and wedding planners are ones who have previously attended an Oklahoma Bridal Show. Grab all of the details and claim your ticket for the next show now!