Want to prevent chaos at the buffet? Try this catering reception trick

Wild suits, retro dresses, and a green man at this St. Patrick's Day wedding
Photos by Andrea Lynne Skane

Althea and David's Irish St. Patrick's Day wedding was a wild and woolly romp, but their reception had a surprisingly easy organizational method for calling in the troops to eat. They found a great way to keep the catering line organized. Want to hear it? Here's how Althea described it…

In our experience of attending weddings, we had gathered that the most chaotic time was feeding everyone, so we made a game of it. Each table was designated a song and when your song played, it was your turn to make way for the buffet.

Food-themed songs to play:

To get your guests in the mood to nosh, I've compiled some musical playlist inspiration. Okay, not all of these are actually about food (in fact, most aren't), but they'll do the trick. (Fair warning: some are explicit.)

Add your own foodie-themed songs in the comments!

Want to prevent chaos at the buffet? Try this catering reception trick
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      • KNOWING the song is kinda important. That's what I meant by 'tastes'. My musical tastes run to hip hop and R&B, doesn't mean I like every song, but I'm probably not going to recognize a country tune.

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