Family Style, and trends…


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

Family Style, and trends... | A Practical WeddingSo, we’ve been thinking about serving our food family style instead of buffet style, because most of all we want our wedding to be a big celebration of our various communities, all under one roof. And what is more communal then passing around food? It’s funny though, because family style food is suddenly *the* trendy way to go with weddings, so we’re grabbing on to the cultural zeitgeist a bit, which doesn’t bother me at all when its such a good idea.

What does tickle me is that family style seems a bit trendy in a 1970′s The Dinner Party sort of way… (though we were thinking, achem, plain plates).

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Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and son.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04215257716156502444 Beck_swims

    I don’t mind passing food and sharing plates….as long as I am not at the San Bernardino table.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09526722516550185150 Meg

    Oh no, we’re theaming the tables. You are totally at Muscoy. ;)

  • phyllis

    i totally wanted to do family style at my wedding (we’re chinese, and family style is the only way chinese people eat =P)!! i thought it would be a cool way to bring in that personal feel and another nod to our heritage in the middle of our awesome daytime charming american reception. ah well, we ended up having to go with a place that didn’t allow outside catering and the kind of food we’re getting isn’t conducive to family style.

  • Anonymous

    I’m glad that family style is “trendy”. We are going that route for a few reasons – being casual and saving money, but I’ve been a bit nervous people are just going to think its cheap. glad i’m just being trendy.