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Pizza at wedding reception

Hayley, on September 23, 2021 at 12:18 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 18
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Can you serve pizzas and have a salad buffet at wedding reception or is pizza to tacky?

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Latest activity by Michelle, on September 24, 2021 at 12:50 AM
  • SHY
    Master January 2022
    SHY ·
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    I personally like the idea! I'm all for couple's having their own spin on wedding details and if you both love pizza and salad, then why not? As long as you keep track of any food allergies and dietary restrictions, you're good!

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  • Cool
    Super July 2020
    Cool ·
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    As long as it suits the venue and formality, go for it!
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  • S
    Expert September 2022
    Sarah ·
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    I agree with this. As long as it's not a very formal venue and overall atmosphere, then I would love this!

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  • Janae
    Devoted September 2021
    Janae ·
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    My fiance and I wanted this, but our parents are paying for the wedding and they wanted something more formal. Now that the big day is approaching, I'm glad we went with a buffet instead!

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  • M
    VIP January 2019
    Maggie ·
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    For me, it depends on the pizza itself. It's a difficult food to keep hot and fresh, unless it's being made on site. So, if it's just delivery pizza, it won't make a very nice wedding reception meal. But if it's catered/made on site then it can be delicious and very festive.

    I also agree with others that food should suit the venue and formality. Casual weddings are 100% fine, but trying to have a formal wedding with pizza doesn't really work.

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  • Meghan
    Master October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    If you are having a very casual, backyard style, wedding, pizza would be fine. If your wedding is more formal, I would serve a multicourse meal.

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  • Maddie
    Devoted February 2022
    Maddie ·
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    If it's a super chill and not very formal reception, I'd be all for it. Just make sure you keep the pizza's hot. Cold pizza is gross

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  • A.B.
    Dedicated November 2021
    A.B. ·
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    I think informal weddings that don't break the bank are perfectly acceptable and easy for guests to relax at. Just make sure that your venue and invitations indicate that the event is casual. You may also need to have some dairy and gluten free options if any of your guests have those allergies.

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  • Hannah
    Dedicated October 2021
    Hannah ·
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    I think it depends on the overall theme of the rest of your wedding. If you are going for an elegant and classy event, it may come across as a little cheap or tacky. But, if you and your fiancé have a particular “connection” to pizza lol like you guys really love it or you met working at a pizza shop, it might work. If you’re doing a laid back, outdoor wedding, pizza might work in that situation as well.
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  • Cassidy
    Just Said Yes September 2022
    Cassidy ·
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    YES! You are paying for it and you're an adult, do what you guys want! We are doing BBQ and I'm wearing a $1,400 dress. We do not care haha.

    Good Luck!

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  • Jasmine E.
    Rockstar May 2022
    Jasmine E. ·
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    As a guest I would love mini pizzas or flatbreads during cocktail hour. But definitely don't order Domino's or something, have your caterer make it on-site.
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  • KiwiDerbyBride
    VIP May 2015
    KiwiDerbyBride ·
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    If it’s Domino’s, not so much. If it’s nice wood fired pizza, absolutely!
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    Sure!!! I think having a variety “specialty“ pizzas from a place like California Pizza Kitchen (or whatever’s similar in your region) would be great. You could also have a variety of specialty salads as well.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    I think it’s an awesome idea and who doesn’t like pizza? People nearly always say food at weddings is boring and bland so why not jazz it up?


    Are you planning to get them from Costco food or delivery from a favorite local chain and display it on pizza pans? Or going for pizza made on site? The fancier types tend to be polarizing. Costco food court pizza is inexpensive but it’s familiar, delicious and high enough quality that no one will turn up their noses at it. Have salads on the side. If someone goes home hungry, that’s on them.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    To answer your question, I’m one of the ones who doesn’t like wood fired pizza as well as the fancy gourmet types. There are some chains I won’t touch (Little Caesars, Peter Piper) and others that I prefer over anything else (Pizza Hut, Papa John’s). Local pizza shops are also an option for good delivery/catering: Round Table is a west coast chain (not sure about elsewhere), Izzy’s in Portland, Oregon are both awesome
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  • JM Sunshine
    JM Sunshine ·
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    The most recent wedding we went to did this and it was low key and wonderful. It was a nice change!

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  • Jacks
    Master September 2019
    Jacks ·
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    Yep pizza is ok as long as your wedding is casual! I mean, I wouldn't get a really fancy venue and dress then do pizza as your meal. If pizza matches the formality of your party that's fine. I'd add a green salad and a couple other sides.

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    Not to mention, people have no issue with pizza as a late night snack regardless of the formality
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