(Closed) DIY Bride needs ideas on what to serve at reception

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My answer will always be pizza. Everyone loves it, it’s cheap to cater, lots of choices, etc. If that isn’t your thing, I’d say BBQ or a taco bar.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

TACO BAR!!! My man and I wanted to do that along with burritos, its our thing we love to do with the family!! However we have progressed  a little with all the input…so we are having Spit Roast catering!!!!

Fantastic price AND so many ppl have loved our idea, we are having I guess you could say a more of a party and want lots of good food.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Are you planning to hire a caterer or self cater {ie family and friends}?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

For a rustic wedding I love the idea of BBQ.  Another idea is to go with a ‘picnic” meal- sandwiches, potato salad, pasta salad, chips etc.  

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Muckenthaler Cultural Center

Food Trucks!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

What are you and FI’s favorite foods or favorite restaurants in OC/Huntington Beach? Maybe having a restaurant cater would be a possibility? Otherwise, I like the BBQ idea since it seems to fit with the barn/rustic theme. As long as the food is good, everyone will enjoy it! We had an ice cream bar, and if you are getting married in August, that would go over well.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

picnic food, pizza, bbq or you can have one of those thing that roast pork/lamb on outdoos, then you can cut it to serve as they cook slowly

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My mom and I made all the food for ours and we did taco bar. We had beef, carnitas and vegetarian beans with all the fixings, homemade salsas, 7 layer dip, queso and fruit/veggie trays. It was all stuff that could be made the day before and easily kept warm.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@missrobots:  Do you have photos of your reception? I’d love to see! 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

PIZZA!  We’ve hired a local food truck company to cater delicious wood fired pizza at our wedding.  Its affordable, customizable and who doesn’t love pizza!  I can’t wait!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We did a taco bar and it was awesome!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We are having a July 2013 wedding with the same theme as you, and we are doing a taco bar. It will be somewhat easy to do! We are having my maids, parents, and grandparents get together and prep most of the stuff the night before. We will make the meat, chop the veggies, and then store it until we move it to the venue the next morning. It shouldn’t take too long and most people love tacos! 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@lawbride88:  I don’t actually have any pictures of the food! I mean, there’s some pics of folks eating it, but my photographer didn’t do details of the food.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We had the same theme and we did southern food… fried chicken, bbq, mac & cheese, green beans, mashed potatoes, pasta salad, etc.  We got so many compliments on the food for being so “downhome” and not your typical so-so wedding food!

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