When you’re thinking about your reception, you might want to consider having one course served “family style”, whether the rest of the meal is buffet or plated. A beautiful salad or pasta course that can be passed around will give your guests a chance to break the ice and get to know each other. Sharing a meal together is part of the fun of the party!

Your caterer or banquet manager can make sure the passed platters are not too heavy or too messy, and the savings on staff might even make your price go down a bit!