Most wedding receptions incorporate a buffet-style meal where everybody stands in a very long line waiting while those at the food dining table decide whether they want Italian or Ranch dressing on their salad.
There must be a more unusual method to get individuals to their food, and a faster one at that, right? There are numerous fun options you are able to employ to feed your guests quickly with lesser groans of hunger.
Here are a few fun options.
Perhaps one of the most popular one could be the number system. Each dining table is assigned a number and the Master of Cermonies (MC) or DJ calls numbers at various intervals. The guests at that numbered dining table then get the buffet and start their feast. You are able to place the numbers in many different locations. The number can be placed in the flower arrangement on the table.
Some brides dislike this look of numbered dining table like at a convention. In that case, you may put the numbers underneath the flower arrangements, or the chairs. When you yourself have place cards at the tables, you are able to write a tiny number somewhere on the card so people know which dining table they truly are sitting at.
For a fun variation, you can have the florist mess around with the dining table floral arrangements. If the arrangements are going to have a dozen flowers, you can have the florist add one extra flower to table “one”, two extra flowers for dining table “two” and so forth and make the guests figure out which number dining table they truly are centered on exactly how many extra flowers they’ve inside their arrangement.
The flower method might be cost-prohibitive, of course, when you yourself have a sizable guest list and lots of tables.
In case the number system does not thrill you or allow you to think “unique”, you will find other available choices. Each dining table may have a color and the DJ simply calls out along with name. Depending, again, on how many tables you have at your reception, you could coordinate the tablecloths with the color of the dining table. So you could have white, pink, red, lavender, beige, and yellow tablecloths, and the guests sitting at that table simply go on to the buffet dining table when the color of the tablecloth is called.
Still another popular option for moving people easily to the buffet dining table involves having a bit of fun with your guests. You provide each dining table with a buzzer, either a bell as you might find at a store, or a small silver bell. Just something they can buzz or ring on. The DJ or MC asks a trivia question, or a question about the wedding couple. The tables buzz in using their answers. The guests at the dining table with the first correct buzzed answer go on to the buffet dining table. You repeat the process until all the guests are finally on their way to get some grub.
The trivia method is an especially fun method to help guests to get to the other persons, as they might have to work together to generate a solution. If your guests are hungry, you’re sure to know muffled groans and sighs of exasperation. But despite the small complaints, this really is always a crowd pleaser because it’s fun and gets everybody involved.
Now, this next option is fun but can engender a bit of jealousy sometimes. When people get their place card, whether it is added to the dining table, or they pick it up when they consider the seating chart, you can write a number on it. Although not everybody at the same dining table may have the exact same number. When you yourself have 100 guests, for instance , you could decide to have 10 people at the buffet table at any given time. So every person could be assigned a number 1 through 10.
In the same scenario as above, the DJ or MC will call a number and people numbers will head for the buffet table. You will find that there are more than one person from each table heading for the buffet table, nevertheless the guests at each dining table won’t get their food at precisely the same time.
This staggered feeding can be fun or a nuisance, depending. It solves the problem of half the space being finished using their meal while awaiting the “later” table to finish theirs ahead of the celebrations start, but it also can mean that 1 or 2 guests might be long completed with their food (or planning to return for another round) when others at the table have not even eaten yet.