Platters Vs Plated
We have found the traditional plated three course dinner is becoming less popular with platters taking pride of place at the wedding breakfast – why???
Pros for the Platters
When we talk about platters of food what we mean is, big wooden boards laden with some of the finest Surrey meats and dressed with Secrett farm shop leaves served to the table with bowls of your favourite salads, vegetables and potatoes! (Have a look at the photo above for inspiration). What the platters offer is flexibility meaning guests can help themselves to the food taking as much or as little as they want. They also mean you can choose a selection of meats so you don’t have to worry about non red meat eaters! The best thing about the platters is the atmosphere the create, guests instantly relax and it is a massive talking point through out the day!
Cons for the Platters
The biggest problem with the platters is they can make the tables messy – you have to be careful not to have ‘wobbly’ table decoration or ones that take up too much space! On the other hand you can have all the meats silver served so that they don’t have to be put on the tables! The other con for platters is that might make vegetarians feel uncomfortable. This has not happened yet but something we are aware of!
Pros for Plated Meals
There is something truly decadent about being served a beautiful meal by professional waiting staff. The food looks amazing (see below some of our dishes) and tastes divine. It also very traditional and what are weddings of not traditional? Plated meas can also be ‘themed’ to you favorite styles of cooking whether that is Asian, American or British you can design the menus to make them personal to you.
Cons for Plated Meals
For the same reason as being a pro I have to say that being traditional is also a con! Some of the best weddings we ave been involved in is when the bride and groom have done something different. Don’t be afraid to put your personality into the day – it doesn’t have to be platters of food but bowl food, food stations and extensive canapes work equally as well!