Post # 1
Hello bees so I am having a casual wedding… And wanted to know how you would feel about this if you went to my wedding…be honest you won’t hurt my feelings
For our wedding reception we decided to have a whole hog roast to feed the 260 people attending! Did the tasting already…yummy. Picked the sides as well. But we need to decide one more thing… To display or not to display the pig apple in mouth and all! What would be your opinion if it was displayed?
* I only have one vegetarian coming and we are providing a veggie option for her she doesn’t mind the pig.
Post # 3
Honestly that would sort of freak me out!
Post # 4
I would prefer that the food be already prepared for serving by the time the guests get there. I don’t think I would really want to watch the carving of the pig (or whatever it’s called). Just my opinion though.
Post # 5
Honestly this would bug me a lot! I have never been able to look at one of these things and even though it’s probably over-the-top on my part, I’ve actually avoided events where I knew there would be one!
Post # 6
I get really grossed out seeing any meat as it’s animal form, (i guess this is why i only eat fish and poultry now). Even back when I used to eat all meats, I couldn’t bring myself to eat something that was presented as the actual animal. I think it’s sort of barbaric and gloaty (is that a word?).
I think it’s better if you just serve it already carved.
Also, just a though but a lot of people don’t eat pork. Do you have a plan B?
Post # 7
@meowkers Yes we have a 10% alternative option and plenty of sides dishes to fill in as well..
Post # 8
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
i’d put the whole pig out there. i think that’s what we’re doing with ours..but im not sure how the venue is going to serve it. i believe it is traditional to serve it whole though. at least in Asian cultures.
Post # 9
I love pork products!!! I wouldn’t be bothered by it but others may.
Post # 10
Honestly, I think it is disgusting. (with full disclosure that I’m a vegetarian). I would need to leave the room or position myself so that I couldn’t see it. I was that way when I still ate meat too.
Post # 11
I suggest thinking about your guests and whether or not it would be offensive to them. If you have a number of vegetarians coming, or a lot of people used to a more formal atmosphere at weddings, maybe don’t display the whole pig. But if a pig roast is in the norm in your area/family, go ahead! If you’re unsure, take an informal survey of your friends and family and see what the general consensus is!
Post # 12
I recentley saw a show where four brides attend eachother’s weddings and rate the wedding on dress, food, venue etc. The bride with the highest score wins a dream honeymoon. Well…one of the brides had a pig that was displayed on the table at the reception and she scored the lowest. The other brides said it was awful and that they didn’t want to see the pig actually being sliced and served. Some of the guests had no problem with it at all…I guess ultimatley you know your guests the best and will know whether or not they’ll love it or hate it!
Post # 13
Can it be sort of displayed? I went to a wedding recently that had a pig roast, and it was being roasted and was visible, but off to the side (outdoor/barn wedding). People could check it out if they wanted, or easily avoid it.
I definitely wouldn’t display the whole thing at the buffet, thats kinda gross–I don’t want to see it go from whole pig to half pig. I’m ok seeing it earlier in the day, but when I’m putting it on my plate, I don’t want him looking back at me.
Post # 14
I have no problem with the pork BBQ idea, but I would choose to not display the head in case some guests are sqeamish.
Post # 15
It would make me really sad, but really not much more sad than seeing people eating meat does, period, and I’m used to that. I have a hard time disassociating any meat from the animal it was, so much so that I used to throw a fit in the grocery store meat section. I don’t know how my mom didn’t realize she couldn’t stop me from being a vegetarian. 😉 I think that it really just depends on your guests. Around here, pig roasts are not common at all. I think people would be a little put off by it at a wedding. But if it’s more commonplace then it’s probably not a big deal.
(By the way, thanks for thinking of the vegetarian ahead of time!)
Post # 16
My aunt and uncle had a pig roast yeaaaaars ago as their ‘day after’ /reception. I’ll admit, I was a lot younger [by at least 12 years:P], and the pig with apple in it’s mouth didn’t really bother me.
However, I distinctly remember being told to “go play” [as were all the young’uns :P] when they were carving/preparing to serve.
Totally unrelated, but despite the fact that I HATE pork [can’t eat it, makes me sick] seeing a giant piggie on the table with and apple shoved in it’s mouth while being carved seems no different to me than a big [really really big] turkey. But this varies from person to person, as other bees have said for them, it would squick them out.
You know your guests best, if they’ll enjoy a pig roast I don’t think the apple or ‘public carving’ will be an issue.