Is it better to have a buffet or set meals for a large wedding reception?

There are several pros and cons to both options and it all depends on the size of your guest list and your priorities. Buffets are nice because you have a lot more food options and it is easier to work with people’s food preferences and dietary restrictions. And if your guest list is rather large, a buffet may be the cheaper option. However, if you are planning a smaller wedding, a buffet can also be more expensive than a sit down dinner and result in a lot of wasted food. Sit down dinners are nice if you want a more formal meal and they allow you to better plan out exactly how much food you will need. Ultimately the choice is up to you and what factors you’re most concerned about.