Wedding Tips: Allow a decent interval between Wedding Breakfast and Evening Buffet
Weddings frequently make this scheduling mistake; they do not allow for enough of a gap between the Wedding Breakfast ending and the Evening Buffet going out on the tables. This results in buffet food going to waste, as guests are not hungry immediately after eating a large wedding breakfast.
Also it is not a good idea to have the buffet items eaten after it has been standing around a while as the food you are offering your guests is then past its best.
If you have the Wedding Breakfast start quite late (certainly this will be a consequence if you are thinking of having a later wedding ceremony), and with over-runs on wedding breakfast timings, you can end up with very liitle gap - maybe only an hour or so - between the end of the Wedding Breakfast and the Evening Buffet going out.
It is best to have as long a gap between the Breakfast ending and the Wedding Buffet starting as possible, to allow people to build up an appetite. This may mean having the buffet go out quite late - 9.30 or even 10.30 pm! People do get hungry after they have lots of alocohol, so your guests will work up an appetite again after a long evening of drinking and dancing the night away.
However some buffet items can only stay out for a certain length of time before the food has to be removed for modern catering safety regulations. So keep as long a gap between the two meals as you can.
Read more about scheduling the Wedding Breakfast and Evening Buffet times here.