How to Plan Your Wedding Reception Menu
Who should choose it: Those who want to offer several entrées. Planning a day wedding? Brunch dishes like muffins and fruit platters look lovely
on a buffet, and omelets can be made to order.
Who should avoid it: Couples with a 100-plus guest list (lines will form).
What to ask: How long the food will sit out. Typically, buffets have a shelf life of about 2 to 2½ hours―for both taste and health reasons. Also ask how the waitstaff will direct buffet traffic (it's best to invite tables to head to the buffet one at a time) and clear dirty plates.
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