BBQ reception…

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
Member
9149 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Soon2beMrsT2014:  I think it’s a great idea, probably because we’re doing a BBQ buffet too.  We are ordering trays of BBQ from a local BBQ restaurant (catering prices were out of our budget) and then setting it up in warming trays we found in kits at the local party store.  We have a friendor/day-of-coordinator setting up the buffet for us in between the ceremony and reception while the bridal party is taking photos.  A good piece of advice is to get a couple of catering quotes so you have an idea of how much BBQ you need to order.  We found that ordering trays and setting up the buffet ourselves was half the price of getting the same restaurant to cater it.  Make sure you have plans to keep hot food hot and cold food cold so people don’t get food poisoning.

Post # 5
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40 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Soon2beMrsT2014: We are also having a BBQ reception of sorts. We are eloping right before we move so we are throwing a “going away family BBQ” which is actually a “surprise we eloped party”. So things will be super casual; burgers, hot dogs, salads and cupcakes. 

When we were initially planning a big wedding were going to plan a big backyard BBQ reception, with tons of comfort food (corn on the cob, grilled steak, and all the traditional BBQ foods) and outdoor lawn games for entertainment (we aren’t dance kind of people).   

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