Danielle
Just Said Yes May 2011

Reception food Tacky or not?

Danielle, on May 6, 2010 at 11:39 PM Posted in Planning 0 23
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We were discussing maybe just having pizza and some fruit trays/veggi trays at our reception. It could save us some money and time and who doesn't like pizza? however i don't want it to be tacky i was curious what other people thought about this. I hate the idea of having to pick certain meals that maybe people don't like when i could get several different kinds of pizza, and we are not planning on having a really large group.

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Latest activity by Brooklynne, on May 7, 2010 at 3:49 PM
  • S
    Super October 2013
    S2B Mrs.Smith ·
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    I personally wouldn't do that. I would rather have a nice meal. There are ways to do food on the cheap. Make something like, ham or turkey, or roast. Something that will serve a lot of people.

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  • J.S.
    Master June 2010
    J.S. ·
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    You know you're crowd and if you think they're good with pizza, then go for it. My only hesitation with pizza is the messiness factor. Many times I have ended up with sauce on me! LOL.

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  • Stacey
    Expert October 2010
    Stacey ·
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    If you and your fh is okay with it id go for it! We actually talked about doing this at one point to but then decided on sandwiches. Im all about saving money, who wants to save a fortune to feed a bunch of other people! lol

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  • Natasha
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    Natasha ·
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    Hey, it's YOUR wedding and you do whatever you want!! We're thinking about using this really good Italian restaurant for catering and they have these cute little single-person pizzas and I was toying with the idea of having them as one of the entree choices. The only problem with doing that is they'd all have to be the same toppings because I doubt they'd let me do 50 individual orders! LOL

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  • binx
    Master August 2010
    binx ·
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    If that's what works for you guys then I say go for it. Personally, FH is a slob & he'd get it alllllllll over himself. Can you imagine that, FH in a tux wearing pizza sauce, lolololol.

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  • B
    Master January 2011
    bluedaisy ·
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    Uh..i think its tacky..sorry

    if you must do this, then 2 things

    1)make sure its decent pizza-dont order from the cheapest place in town jsut to save a few bucks.

    2) dont make your reception formal or even semi-formal really. have the wedding/reception reflect what your serving...i.e. go along the lines of a casual, light-hearted group picnic/bbq etc as opposed to a *fancy* look

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  • Future Mrs. Williams
    Devoted August 2010
    Future Mrs. Williams ·
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    It's funny that you are think this because I saw a couple do this on a show called 4 weddings a couple weeks ago. It's different, but will absolutely save you and your FH $...so if's that's your main concern...go for it!

    My concern is how are you going to keep the pizza warm? I'm taking it you would have the pizza place delivery them at a certain time.

    I personally wouldn't do this, but I understand worrying about the cost. This is a concern of ours a well. We are having our family cater the wedding. I'm lucky to have family members who love to cook, so they were thrilled to be asked. Think about doing this, or simply have hors d'oeuvres. I have been to many wedding with hors d'oeuvres, and left full and satisfied!


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    far too excited ·
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    We catered our own wedding and what we did was 4 different sandwiches: ham & cheese, chicken salad, cucumber, bell pepper with olives and sprouts. 2 soups: vegan cabbage soup and Italian wedding soup. A fruit tray, veggie tray, cheese and cracker tray, chip, salsa, guacamole, spinach dip, fresh baked bread, a green salad, mixed bean salad, pasta salad, macaroni salad, potato salad, chicken salad, white and dark chocolate fudge, peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies, ice cream, desert pastries and then wedding cake. We fed over 100 people and with the exception of the cake (that we didn't make) we spent less than $200 on food. And we have a fridge packed full of leftovers that we are still eating almost a week later.

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  • Deirdre
    VIP November 2010
    Deirdre ·
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    I would be dissapointed as a guest eating pizza at a wedding, unless I was allowed to wear jeans and a tank top.

    Like fartooexcited did, you can make a nice meal for your guests on a small budget, it just takes effort. Your guests are making an effort to dress up, buy a gift, and come to your wedding, make them feel appreciated. Pizza sounds lazy.

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  • cinderella
    Dedicated April 2010
    cinderella ·
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    I think pizza would be a lot of fun. I saw that 4 weddings episode... make sure you pizza stays warm! to keep it classy I would still get real plates and cutlery. I would also suggest 2 or 3 different salads for those who will not eat pizza.

    So people know what to expect you can tie it into the invite, like "Ceremony at 4:00 wherever, pizza party to follow at reception venue"

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  • Cabell
    Master May 2010
    Cabell ·
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    I like pizza; I agree that cutlery is a good idea since people may be worried about making a mess. For a relatively informal reception, I think this would be fun.

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  • MB's Mom
    Super June 2011
    MB's Mom ·
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    I think it depends on your overall 'feel' for your wedding. If it's casual, then pizza is great. If everyone's dressed up, ... not so great. But, you know who you're inviting and what will work for you AND them.

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  • Mrs. McCheese
    VIP November 2010
    Mrs. McCheese ·
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    I saw that 4 weddings episode too!

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  • Mrs. Jayjohn
    Master August 2010
    Mrs. Jayjohn ·
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    My cousin did that for their reception, but it was cold by the time it was time to eat so I'd be worried about that.

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  • Susan
    Super March 2011
    Susan ·
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    I love pizza and it is YOUR wedding so do what you want to do. I'm having finger foods (wings, meatballs, lumpia, etc) but I'm also telling everyone it is a casual wedding - come in jeans, come in a dress, come in a tux.. it's up to them. Just come have fun!

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  • J
    Dedicated June 2011
    JuneBride ·
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    My girlfriend just went to a wedding and afterwards they had a cake reception which I thought was cool. It was a very simple reception with just cake and fruit/veggie trays. It was noted on the inviation so the guests knew they weren't going to have a meal and she said it was really nice.

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  • DannieKay
    Super October 2010
    DannieKay ·
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    I wouldn't do it either. I'm sure you would make out just as well serving chicken, mash potatoes and a vegetable. That would probably cost less then ordering 16-20 pizzas.

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  • amber&justin
    Expert June 2010
    amber&justin ·
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    When my sister got married my parents did the whole finger food type meal thing, and it went fast cuz the reception lasted so much longer than planned. My parents ended up just ordering pizza for the ones left and it turned out great... so if that's what your comfortable doing, do it... We're doing the same just planning ahead, we're having an outside reception, real down to earth nothing fancy, as our us and our friends would rather have a celebration.. so we're doing the same, having finger foods but my parents are also grilling, so it's more fun than fancy!!! Pretty much with our crew.. as long as you have the beer... nothing else matters!!! Smiley smile

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  • Ryan
    VIP July 2010
    Ryan ·
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    I've been to tons of weddings and I don't remember what I ate at any of them. Nobody cares what you serve for food so long as they don't go hungry.

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  • Future.Mrs.Mak
    Super March 2013
    Future.Mrs.Mak ·
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    Idk if you know 'four weddings' on TLC, but some girl had pizza at her wedding and didn't care what others thought, so if you want it, go for it. it's your wedding, but have different kinds of pizzas...

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