Not every wedding has to be a sit down dinner. If you are on a budget it may be cost-effective to host a longer cocktail hour and serve appetizers. Another fun way to do it is to have action stations (can be a little more costly) with different foods placed all around the room so the guests have to mingle, then have seating for about 70% of your guests and tall cocktail tables also placed randomly. For those that would rather stand and talk and just snack.
Some of the most popular action stations – carved meat, mashed potato bar, pasta stations. Here are some ideas: