Which Style Menu Should I Choose for My Wedding?

There’s a lot of decisions to make for your wedding. I mean, A LOT! Deciding on the style of your wedding menu is one that should be fun, though! Do you want stations? Plated? Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres? Here’s some helpful info that can help guide your decision.

Stations are the new buffet. When people think “buffet”, they think that long cafeteria line of people waiting with plates to get their food. That’s great for a college campus, but not so much for a wedding. The solution? Stations! The fun thing about stations is that each one can be it’s own theme. Asian? Mediterranean? BBQ? Mexican? Southern? The list is endless.

– Unique
– Can have a variety at one event
– Interactive
– Fun
– No meal choices to track

– May require additional staff to “man” the stations (extra staff – extra costs)

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Plated dinners have been around forever. They’re more traditional and more formal than stations.

– Controlled, meaning one meal per person and you don’t have to worry about having enough food
– Elegant

– Tracking the meal choices from the RSVP cards
– Keeps guests in their seats for a longer period of time

Hors D’oeuvreschicken mojo:

Some people opt to do heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails for their wedding. This could be fun, but you have to plan it the right way. If your wedding is at 6:00 PM on a Saturday night, you better believe your guests are going to want to eat dinner. They’re hungry, as they should be at dinner time. An hors d’oeuvres reception is perfect for a Sunday afternoon wedding, when it might be too late for lunch, but too early for dinner, and guests are going home early enough that they could still eat again at home.

– Allows for a variety of foods
– No meal choices to track

– Guests may leave still hungry
– Have to make sure you don’t run out of food

Family Style:

Family style is when all the food is placed on each guest table and your guests pass it around as if they were eating at their dinner table at home. It’s a much more casual feel than any of the others.

– Casual
– No meal choices to to track

– More rentals = more costs (every guest table has to have platters, serving utensils, etc.

No matter which style you choose, Spice Catering Group will be there to help you every step of the way!