3 Types of Wedding Reception Meal Styles

You have several options to choose from for your wedding reception meal.

One of the major elements of any wedding reception is the menu you serve to your guests.  It is essential that you serve food that everyone will enjoy and remember long after your wedding.  You also need to focus on how you serve the meal to your guests because that will affect the timing and mood of the rest of your wedding.  Luckily, there are a few reception meal styles you can choose from for your big day.

Plated Meal

One of more options you choose is a plated meal, which is when every guest is served an individual.  Each meal consists of three courses including an appetizer, entree, and a desert. It is common that each guest has a choice of two to three entree choice, which consist of vegetarian and meat options.  A plated meal is a great option because everyone will get their food at the same time and you can know exactly how much food you will be serving.


If you want a casual wedding reception, then it is best to go with a buffet style meal.  Guests have the opportunity to go down a table full of food options and serve themselves.  Depending on the food you are providing, you might have to have a few servers assist in giving food out to guests.  A buffet is a great option because it allows for guests to eat throughout the reception and eat when they want to without feeling rushed.

Family Style

Perfect option for small receptions and intimate gathering, family-style meals consists of servers providing each table with large portions of food.  Each guest at the table can then serve themselves. Family style is an excellent option because guests are not restricted on the amount of food they can eat.

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