Why are destination wedding buffets so popular?

About 90% of my brides choose a buffet reception rather than a plated & served meal. While the later is more often associated with a formal affair and therefore a higher price, it is not price alone that fuels this decision. Destination Weddings often serve as family reunions and therefore, even the most civilized of guests has a hard time resisting the urge to mingle with relatives they haven’t seen in years. As any catering company will tell you, a restless group of clients is a logistical nightmare when trying to serve a 4-5 course meal on schedule. Buffets solve that problem by keeping food warm and allowing guests to get up, move around, and eat at leisure. Sure, you can still assign seating, create fun place cards, and employ servers to assist with beverage service and the buffet line. So, if you are one of those brides who feels a buffet is not the perfect fit for your even, consider the facts above when making your decision!
Photos from Fantasia Weddings – a St. Thomas, USVI wedding planning company.

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