Hiring wedding catering services for your Big Day come as almost a necessity. It’s almost impossible to cater your own food on the wedding—unless you’re having a super small wedding with only closest relatives to come. You have already too much things on your plate. The wedding gowns need adjustment. Invitations needs to be printed and spread. Souvenirs need to be made. And no matter how awe-striking your decors are or how awesome the DJ mix was, what the guests remember the most would be the food. While you might be thinking about the menus, things that bridegroom often forget is the style of wedding reception to determine the food’s entry. Here’s how to choose the best reception style according to amount of the guests on your invitation list.
50 to 100 Guests: Have Sit-Down Dining Wedding Catering Services
Ever dream of having intimate, candle-lighted dining with beautiful tables and delicate flowers arrangements lining up on the centre? Sit-down dining with formal arrangements is one the most classic wedding reception. Though you could always have it for grand-scale wedding, this reception style is best suited if you just enlist 50 to 100 guests. More guests would means wider venue to accommodate the table and chairs. This style of wedding reception requires the catering services to prepare three course menu. You should be thinking of the entree, main menu, and alternatives for dietary restriction. Our experiences tell that this setting is best for adult-only party. You should either provide child-friendly menu or having child care station ready at the venue. Bridegrooms usually require guests to entrust their small children under child specialist’s supervision until near the end of the event.
100 Guests and Above: Think About Buffet
A buffet reception style features a number of long tables where food is served in one line. Guests are lining up the tables to get food, usually catered by personnels from wedding catering services, before they are seated on the sides of the venue. Buffet is excellent if you invite more than 100 guests as it more efficient and way cheaper than sit-down dining. It also offers better variety of foods and drinks for the guests. That means you could easily provides menu that could cater everyone, including vegetarians, pescatarians, and even picky eaters! Guests don’t have to feel forced eating foods that they don’t like or can’t eat. Some of the best catering in Bali, where international wedding often held, even provides special niche wedding menu such as Japanese sashimi.
However, some popular food might finish quickly and the less popular food might be left almost untouched. You need to carefully consider the food plan, floor plan, and refill timing here.
300 – 500 Guests: Standing Party is the Best
A favorite among Indonesian, standing party is almost a staple for typical Indonesian wedding reception. It’s the best wedding reception if you want to none of family, relatives, and acquaintance left behind. Standing party is almost similar with buffet, but with no seating available, providing more room for food and guests. It’s common to see the wedding catering services to set up two tables serving the same foods to shorten guests’ queue. As there’s no seating, standing party encourage guests to mingle and interact while eating.