Some of the most challenging details when planning your wedding reception revolve around the meal — what will you serve and how (buffet? plated?), who will sit where, who should you seat at each table and so on. Relax! It’s normal to be nervous about bringing two different sides of family and friends together at a common table. No doubt you’ll stress about who you will pair together in secret hopes that they’ll strike a sweet note in conversation.
Something cool that’s making waves on the wedding scene is family-style dining — the perfect option for a smaller gathering. Big, bountiful plates of shareable food line the centers of the tables, encouraging an intimate, collaborative vibe and sparking conversations among new and old friends alike.
Not sure what we mean? Take a look at the sweeping spreads below, which will make your guests feel like they are sitting down to a meal in your dining room, just like family.