(Closed) Bbq food Who Caresssssss

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We were going to do BBQ for mine. I really dont people will think that you went cheap on the food. That would never come to my mind if I went to a wedding that had BBQ. And almost everyone loves BBQ =]

At my borthers wedding, he also had BBQ & they had the squirt bottles for the sauces. And surprisingly it wasnt that messy. So I wouldnt worry about it  

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m having BBQ served at my wedding, the BEST in Dallas and no it wasn’t cheap. The thing is I wanted to serve something to my guests that I know everyone will eat, children included, and this was it! Also, since my wedding is right after Thanksgiving I wanted to give them something completely different than that.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We’re doing BBQ as well. Yes, it was cheaper than a lot of other options we found, but it’s also what we want. FI is a big BBQ-er, so I also think it it much more “us” to have BBQ than something else. I hadn’t thought about wet wipes – I wonder if you can get those personalized… hmm…

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Food does not dictate a wedding – its all about presentation!

Embrace your rustic theme – think chalkboard signs, lemonade, mason jars, natural decor aspects. It would be cute to make packets for the wet wipes, with a cute saying on them (like how people make packets/labels for tissues for ceremonies.)

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper

I went to a BBQ wedding and it did not feel cheap at all!  As long as you have everything setup nicely, nice place settings, etc – it will feel formal!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We’re doing bbq in December. First thingI had to explain was that, no it’s not hot dogs and burgers, it’s actual barbecue. 

Then, both of our Moms said “Is thata goo didea? I mean, it’s going to be a mess, isn’t it?” We had to explain that gravity is not greater on bbq than any other food. It does not spill any easier than Italian food, prime rib juice, or any other dark colored food. His Mom did ask us if we were having nice bibs monogramed for the guests, but all is fine now. 

We’re thinking of giving his Mom a nice fancy bib I’ve also been considering getting a nice fancy apron to wear. Make sure there are plenty of nice big napkins on hand, just like any other food. If you want to do wet wipes, you can always make a nice silverware bundle with the naps tied to them and the napkin. I don’t know if anywhere does personalized packets, but you can get stickers with a cute phrase, your names and date to stick to the packets if you want to dress them up.

Post # 12
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365 posts
Helper bee

Seriously, those bibs that have a pig on them and say “love gets messy” makes up for all the comments people make about cheap!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@soccergurl:  They have the plastic glassware but my wedding planner convinced me to get those because if any china breaks the caterer will charge like $50 a plate!!!! You can check out dollartree.com if you want real china or if you want the disposable china that looks very real and feels very real go to smartyhadaparty.com.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You can dress it up a bit and still stick with the BBQ theme by selecting only knife-and-fork variants on the BBQ classics. This will help keep the mess to a minimum too. Instead of corn on the cob, try corn pudding; instead of ribs, maybe BBQ braised short ribs. Small tweaks to the menu will let you have the foods you love but not feel too casual at a semi-formal event. Also consider small bottles of sauces on the tables instead of larger bowls at a buffet or serving table; many companies will do custom labels if you want, or pick some up at a local BBQ restaurant that makes and bottles their own.

If you plan the menu right, you won’t need any wet-naps!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@HeathenSwan:  Yes we are having the most expensive meats like ribs, sliced brisket (chopped gets dry quicker to me), chicken and since I am a HUGE fan of shrimp, my wedding planner had them throw in 20 jumbo grilled shrimp just for me. And those are just the meats they are providing! Also the sauces will be served on the side. That’s one way to make it seem not so casual.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@AnnieAAA:  I totally agree! Well said!

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