Getting married is the happiest time of your life, but unfortunately, it can also be the most stressful. From the dress to the venue, making decisions is a huge part of this big day. One of the hardest decisions, which is determined based on your budget, is what to serve your guests at the reception. Is it a finger food only party? Or is it a sit-down meal. Truth is, nine out of ten weddings opt for a buffet. Now, which buffet is for you?
Summer Lovin’ BBQ Buffet
This moderately priced buffet consists of some great food, perfect for a rustic themed wedding. The food served with this buffet are hot dogs, hamburgers, steaks, grilled potatoes, garden salad, chef’s salad, pasta salad and your classic cheese and fruit platters.
Soup Du Jour Buffet
This is a buffet that happens to be an inexpensive choice for those weddings on a budget. Simply put, the food is a wide range of soup partnered with a variety of sandwiches. A common favorite is Italian Wedding soup partnered with a ham and brie sandwich on a croissant. Minestrone is a fan favorite as well, and that goes best with roast beef.
Breakfast for Dinner Buffet
Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? This simple, low cost buffet is enough to fill both the stomach and heart of each guest. The food included is generally scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, hashbrowns and pancakes topped with delicious whipped cream and strawberries. Milk, juice and coffee are popular beverages to serve with this type of buffet.
This type of buffet is pretty expensive if you consider how many people you have to feed compared to the average cost per plate, which ranges around thirty to sixty dollars. The food served is Lobster, muscles, crab, seafood chowder, steak, chicken, and things like that. Lobster being a pricey option, you may be able to pull this off without including it if you need to lower the costs.
This is a fun buffet and a fan favorite for many people. It consists of different types of pasta and pizza, and breads. Price range wise it is on the cheaper side when comparing to things like a turkey or ham dinner. The only issue is that you won’t be able to cater to guests with gluten allergies or intolerances, so be sure to have something on the menu to make up for it.
Ranging around twelve to twenty dollars a plate, this buffet is frequently chosen because it contains classic food that people are used to. You have turkey or chicken, ham and roast beef, with vegetables and gravy, complimented with rolls.
While most of these buffets are commonly selected as wholes, you can also opt to mix and match with some of them. If you are the bride-to-be and you want to have lobster for breakfast, or spaghetti with your classic buffet, it’s completely your choice and keep in mind, most caterers can accommodate specific requests.