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Buffet Dinner 200+ Guests

Kyla, on August 12, 2019 at 22:06 Posted in Wedding reception 0 7
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Wanting to have Beef, Chicken and Fish as part of buffet for guest list of 200+.
Would it be beneficial to include checklist of entry options on RSVP so that I can have an approximate count for caterer instead of him cooking enough for 200 of each entry? What are peoples experiences with this?? Thanks!


  • Natalia
    Curious May 2021 Ontario
    Natalia ·
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    Definitely ask the caterer on their opinion about what they think of this, and then go off of that.

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  • Ashley
    Featured August 2020 Ontario
    Ashley ·
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    At a buffet i find i eat everything like a little bit of each item. you should ask your cater! also i find people will RSVP for one thing then choose another on the day of!

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  • Amelia
    Super September 2020 Ontario
    Amelia ·
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    I would ask your caterer this question. They'll have a definite answer for you.

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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    If you are having multiple entrees, I would have somewhere on the RSVP for guests to select which one they want. I'd also talk to your caterer about this, they probably have experience with multiple entrees/how much to prepare for guests.

    I'd stongly suggest having a section on the RSVP for people to mention any allergies/dietary requirements. If you have any vegetarians, they won't be eating any of the 3 meat options.

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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    I would for sure ask them on the RSVP which one they would like. Then keep track of it in a spreadsheet and maybe do what some others have done and put a little coloured sticker on their name place so they remember or know what it is they asked for.

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Buffet to serve guests of your meat choices can be 1 full tray full or half tray depending on how much you think people will eat. Self serve is not accountable for knowing who will eat what meat unless it was plated service. That's when you would need to know how many exactly to have of each meat to serve.

    Buffet style is just easy and cutting down your costs for the quantity you get. Always best to see what the cost is for what you want and extras if you want to have other meats available to your guests.

    Invitation wise, allergies or vegans/vegetarians should be noted so you have an idea of what look into meals to serve those guests.

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  • Lisa
    Expert August 2019 Alberta
    Lisa ·
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    I went to a wedding that did that a couple of years ago, so I think it might be a normal thing to do. When I went up to get food they asked which I selected and I couldn't remember, though, Lol. I think doing that will give them an idea and they will obviously make extras of all of them in case of people like me! Smiley smile

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