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6 Types Of Wedding Catering

Nov 15, 2018

For some people, having a wedding means wearing the perfect wedding dress. It means looking beautiful and elegant. It means finding the person you were meant to spend forever with.

However, most of the time, a wedding won’t go on without food. In line with that, this is why you need to hire a wedding caterer.

Some people tend to procrastinate when it comes to hiring a wedding caterer. After all, what could be so hard about hiring someone to cook and serve food?

However, since weddings usually require feeding a whole bunch of people, we advise you to give your priorities to the wedding caterer, but you shouldn’t rush finding one either.

For instance, before you start looking for a wedding caterer, you might as well get a clear idea of how many people have RSVP’d your wedding invitation. Before anything else, our advice is to book a venue and set the average wedding budget.

Once you’ve ticked that off your checklist, you can head on to Google and search for wedding caterers. Before anything else we want you to take a peek at the whole slew of wedding catering.

Different Types Of Wedding Catering

With weddings, we know that we have an excited bride, but more than that, the wedding guests are just as excited.

In line with that, there is a demand for a pretty satisfying meal. As much as choosing a wedding caterer seems simple enough, but in order for you to choose the right one, you need to first know the type of wedding caterer you need for your big day.

1. Buffet

This means your wedding caterer will set up all the food in one table and your wedding guests will be able to select the food they want to put on their plate.

This makes things a lot easier for you and the wedding caterer, especially if you’re expecting wedding guests with some dietary restrictions.

One good thing about having a buffet wedding is you don’t have to hire food servers, which means you get to save a lot of money from your wedding budget. On the other hand, buffet weddings are bound to be more crowded because of the long lines.

With that, we don’t really recommend buffets for long large weddings. It’s perfect for small weddings though.

2. Plated Meals

Plated meals are the obvious option for people who plan to have a formal wedding because the food will be served in the most professional manner.

As its name suggests, wedding guests will be seated in their own table where they can choose their entree. A server will then bring the desired meals at the guests’ table.

Since you’ll need to hire lots of servers, plated meals usually cost a lot more compared to other types of wedding catering. However, we think it’s totally worth if you consider the professionalism and gracefulness in how the food will be served. Everyone gets their food at the same time. If you’re eyeing a perfect formal wedding, this is certainly the type of wedding catering you have been looking for.

3. Brunch Style

This kind of wedding catering is perfect for informal weddings. It’s called a brunch style because the wedding usually takes place sometime in the afternoon when it’s still too early to have your dinner.

What’s great about this type of wedding catering is it saves you a lot of money, primarily because it mostly consists of finger foods. On top of that, you also get to provide your wedding guests with different varieties of food.

Finger foods usually have the cutest arrangements. One downside is that it might leave guests unfulfilled since it doesn’t have a main dish.

However, if you are determined to have your wedding early in the morning or afternoon, the brunch style wedding might just be the right kind of catering for you.

4. Food Truck Wedding Catering

One of the reasons food trucks have gained popularity in recent years is because it’s suitable for all types of weddings.

It’s not too formal, but not too quirky either. With that, food trucks can give your wedding an air of casual fun.

When you hire several food trucks, you’ll be able to give your wedding guests more food options.

From the bride to the wedding guests, a food truck sounds like a whole lot of fun, but just like buffet weddings, one con of hiring food trucks is the numerous lines.

While food trucks are said to be a lot cheaper compared to traditional wedding catering, you might need to hire quite a number of food trucks just so your wedding guests won’t have to wait in line before getting their food.

On top of that, you also need to negotiate with the owner of the wedding venue if they’ll allow food trucks to park outside.

5. Family Style Wedding Catering


The family style wedding catering is sort of like the plated meal, except that instead of choosing a meal, waiters will approach various tables where they will give the wedding guests trays of food.

The people have to serve themselves and pass on the trays to the rest of the wedding guests. You might even say that a family style wedding catering is just like having dinner at your mom’s place on a Sunday.

You can bet that with the nature of this wedding catering style, things can definitely get a bit messy, but it’s totally worth it because it makes things more casual. With that, your wedding guests are bound to get to know each other a lot more as they dine.

Perhaps, one downside of a family style wedding catering is the added costs. Since the wedding guests are going to pass around food trays, you need to start investing in larger tables so that your guests will have some space for the trays.

The last thing you want is for your wedding guests to be all crammed up in their tables. Of course, as much as possible you want them to relax and have a good time, which can only happen if there is enough space for them to move around and for the food trays to rest on.

6. Cocktail Style Wedding Catering

The great thing about cocktail-style weddings is that your guests have more time to roam around and enjoy the wedding venue.

We can’t deny that one of the most exciting moments of every wedding is the cocktail hour. If you think so too, you might want to get a spacious wedding venue where your guests can have all the fun dancing.

You can get a wedding venue spacious enough so that you can scatter many tables. In line with this, your wedding guests can just grab food of multiple varieties as they roam and interact with other people.

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