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Cheyenne
Savvy October 2022

Pizza as main dish?

Cheyenne, on January 23, 2021 at 12:02 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 1 24
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Hi everyone! My FH and I LOVE pizza and everyone knows that. The venue we booked allows outside catering. Plus we're getting married on a Friday. If we just had the pizza delivered and in a heater until dinner time we would save TONS of money. What do you guys think? Im surprised I haven't heard that much about people going with pizza as there food choice.

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Latest activity by Tori, on February 22, 2021 at 1:16 PM
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    Master July 2019
    Veronica Online ·
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    Would you serve any type of sides like salad, wings, or bread sticks? Also what about people with allergies? I know my husband really can't eat pizza because the sauce causes him heartburn and he is lactose intolerant. Also how would you serve it? I would recommend check with your venue to see.if getting pizza from a store is allowed. While they allow outside catering, they might not allow what you are talking about because of liability issues.
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  • A
    Devoted September 2020
    Amanda ·
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    If you’re planning a casual reception, I think pizza with sides (salad, wings) would be fine.
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  • A
    Devoted September 2020
    Amanda ·
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    Alternatively, late night pizza is always a good move!
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  • M
    Expert June 2021
    Melanie Online ·
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    I'd never turn down pizza! Just as long as you're not having a formal wedding. Pizza in a nice ballroom would seem a bit off to me. Agreed that a salad, pasta salad, or some other sides should be included. Also will there be someone serving slices like they're doing for a lot buffets because of covid?

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  • Jodie
    Dedicated April 2021
    Jodie ·
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    You can look into pizza food trucks too if your venue allows that. My sister used one for her wedding and they made a few apps, side salad, and then 4 different pizzas. The food was excellent and much better than the standard wedding food
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  • Michelle
    Master October 2022
    Michelle Online ·
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    It sounds great and budget conscious. Chain delivery and Costco pizzas are delicious. Not everyone is crazy about gourmet ones. Make sure to have plenty of sides and vegetarian options.
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  • Hanna
    VIP June 2019
    Hanna ·
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    If your reception is super casual, then pizza sounds good to me as long as you have some sides to go with it

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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    Pizza is good! Whether it's casual or formal. I know many others will disagree about formal lol. Make sure to have salads and wings as options too.
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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    Here are pics I found where pizza was served at a wedding or event that was business casual, semi formal and formal.


    Pizza as main dish? 1
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    Pizza as main dish? 4

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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    Make sure if you go this route that pizzas are on the pie baking dish sheet that's round. Never allow the cardboard boxes to be seen on the table.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    As long as it’s warm I’d be ok with it
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  • Allie
    Rockstar November 2021
    Allie ·
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    I’ll go against the grain and say that I wouldn’t particularly be thrilled with pizza as an entree for a wedding, but I’m also a huge pizza snob. If you are doing a casual wedding, I’m sure most people wouldn’t mind. Could you do an option where you had the pizzas but also a few other options for those who might not want to have pizza? I know people said wings, but those might be messy for people who might not want to get messy at an affair like that, so I was thinking like maybe a chicken of some sort. Most pizza places can do other things as well. But ultimately it’s your wedding and you can do what you want to do!
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  • Cheyenne
    Savvy October 2022
    Cheyenne ·
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    I didnt think about sides! A side salad and breadsticks sound like a fine idea. And yes ofcourse im going to talk to our venue before finalizing anything.
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  • Cheyenne
    Savvy October 2022
    Cheyenne ·
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    This is really helpful seeing that your sister served pizza! I love the idea of a pizza truck im definitely going to look this up Smiley smile
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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper ·
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    I think the idea of fresh, hot pizza is fine.
    I think the idea of preordered luke warm pizza that’s been sitting in a box for a while is not.
    If you can figure out a happy medium, I’d go for it— food truck, someone heating fresh pizzas on trays, etc etc. There are definitely some solutions out there ! And I agree with the masses — sides and alternatives are necessary. I like the idea a couple salad options , maybe some other items from the Italian theme
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  • Amanda
    VIP December 2020
    Amanda ·
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    My cousin did this with a fire-roasted pizza truck at their wedding. I will say if you are going to go this route, have other entrée options available. There were MANY people who could only eat the salad due to dietary restrictions or just not fans of pizza (my daughter has never liked it and I don't get it but whatever). Honestly, I would save the pizza as a fun late night snack option and go with a two option or buffet option style for dinner. My cousin had pizza for the same reason that they loved it but not everyone does or can enjoy it and it came across as selfish/rude to the guests and family with food allergies to be pointed to the side salad and breadsticks for dinner.

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  • Michelle
    Devoted April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    I agree with pp. I think you would need some sides and make sure you don't just serve it in the cardboard box. I personally am allergic to tomatoes so it woudl be nice to to either an Alfredo choice or BBQ chicken kind.

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  • Alyssa
    Devoted October 2023
    Alyssa ·
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    As someone with Celiacs and a dairy allergy I'd be so upset to find thats what is to eat. That being said if you know someone with allergies ask them to supply their own food. My friend had BBQ but it somehow wasn't GF and I couldn't eat any sides so she asked if I was okay bringing my own food. Which was a win for me and her because one less person to pay for.

    But it's your wedding so if thats what you two want then hell yeah!

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    Just Said Yes October 2021
    Donna ·
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    I don’t understand these answers. As I read your question, these are just appetizers before going in to dinner. Not a big sacrifice to miss out on an appetizer if there is a full dinner coming. Am I misunderstanding your question?

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  • Cheyenne
    Savvy October 2022
    Cheyenne ·
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    I worked it weird. Pizza as main dish, sounds like there would be another dish. But this would be the main and only dish. I've decided im going with a pizza truck with vegan options. Our close family and friends love pizza!
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