Skip to main content

Indian Wedding Reception-Dinner Seating and Food Serving Options

Depending upon your budget, preference and the theme (formal, classic, fun, elegant or a combination of all) of your wedding reception you may choose from various available options:



a. Formal sit-down plated dinner: Also known as the "American Style" (for some reason), not only is this style one of the very formal ones but also very elegant. Each course is served in individual plates for each guests with the right amount of sauce and spicing. This require pre-arranged assigned seating for guests which means you may need additional staff/friends/family to escort guests to their table. As food is served on the table, guests don't have to wait in a queue for their food and can enjoy the evening in comfort of their seat. The choice of food will then be limited to two or three and usually caterers alternate this choice between the seat numbers unless special mean has been arranged (like vegetarian meal). This arrange will require a lot more waiting staff and will increase the cost of the evening.


b. Buffet style food stations: This can either be just couple of areas where all the food is displayed for guests to line up and self-serve (or served by staff). One variation of this is having different cuisine displayed in different parts of the room (only if you have a fair amount of space at your disposal). This can reduce your cost for waiting staff. Also you can have variety of food choice including different cuisines. Guests can choose what food they want to indulge in and how much. Some times (depending of the choice of food food can be prepared right in front of the guests. This means food if fresh and hot and will definitely taste better (it can also be entertaining).
c. Family Style Serve: This is a variation of the first option i.e. sit-down style but a lot less formal. In this style, various food dishes are served in the middle of the guest tables (you will need appropriate table size). Guests can then help themselves to their choice of food as per their preference. This does allow more variety of dishes than the traditional sit-down option (a) but not as many as the Buffet option (b).






As mentioned earlier, you can choose any of the above styles and even 'mix and match' them. For example you can have finger food served around the guests as they arrive and interact amongst themselves and then have just buffet style dinner. At the end of the day this will depend on your personal preference, your budget and the theme of the wedding.






View my 'Indian Wedding Photography Sydney' set

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

GURUDWARA SYDNEY WEDDING FOR A SIKH HINDU PUNJABI WEDDING

Alka and Gursewak's Wedding and Reception




__________________________________________________________________________________

"BAARAT, BRIDAL, SHAADI, BIDAAI AND GIDHA"
It was an early morning wakey for us this day. We reached at the groom's place at about 0700 on one of the colder winter mornings to cover all the pre-wedding rituals. Everyone was set for the ritual and the house was being decorated with colourful patterns on the floor.








The female members of the family then started preparing for the PITHI ritual where turmeric along with other herbs is applied to the groom-to-be's hands and face. They sang traditional wedding songs which were very interesting. Once all the rituals were complete, we left for the wedding ceremony at the Glenwood/Parklea GURUDWARA. 













On reaching the place, the bride was almost ready and was waiting in one of the rooms in the gurudwara. We had some great bridal shots during this time. The bride looked absolutely stunning and was a natural p…

Latest Fashion and Exclusive Trends in Indian Wedding Jewelry-Ornaments

Latest and Exclusive Trends in Indian Wedding Jewelry
Blog published by and at : marigoldevents.com

Latest Trends and Cuts
The lyrics from Carol Channing’s song, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend“, is perfect illustration of how Diamonds never go out of fashion. Nazuk says that Diamond jewelry is evergreen and is something that is always trendy. Elaborating on the current style of diamond jewelry, that many fancy shapes and cuts of diamonds, like Marquise (leaf shaped) and pear/tear drops are very much in.

Check out this beautiful Marquise Cut Diamond Bracelet
Beautiful Pear Cut Engagement Ring The different cuts combined with colored diamonds is an upcoming trend. There are many to choose from: blue, yellow – which tend to be most common, and pink/purple – which tend to be very expensive. Colored diamonds can be natural, which are very expensive, and treated, which are more economical. Colored diamonds will definitely add an extra oomph to your piece of jewelry!

Check out this gorgeou…

Kanya daan Hasta Melap Vidaai Hindu Wedding

Hemangi and Nayan's Wedding, Gujarat, India
Hasta Melap (Milap) Ceremony - performed after Kanya Daan has a lot of significance. It involves the tying of the groom's scarf or shawl to the bride's sari. The tying of knot and the joined hands of the couple are symbolic of the meeting of two hearts and souls. The acharya or the priest chants mantras and seeks the blessings of Goddess Laxmi and Parvati for the couple. The family and relatives witness the conduct of the ceremony and come forward to bless the bride and groom.