Post # 1
Hi bees! You’ve been super helpful during the planning process so far and I’d like your opinion on our catering choice.
Some info first: we are having an intimate low-key wedding with approx 70-80 guests. We will be having it in my fiancé’s parents large backyard and will be renting a tent/tables, having a fire pit and lawn games and using an ipod instead of DJ. We are paying for the wedding ourselves and are on a tight budget but we are a laid back and casual couple so it works for us.
Our idea: we found a caterer that we love and fits within our budget. They have a food truck with a wood fired oven and they make Tuscan style pizzas. We get to pick 5 different kinds and its unlimited to eat. They offer unique and gourmet style toppings (Ex: bacon jam pizza, hot mexican with chorizo etc…) The price also includes a choice of 2 salads (ceaser, Greek, kale or garden), an apple caramel dessert pizza and ice cream sundaes.
Our parents and few very close friends will be helping us out with cocktail hour by making hor d’oeuvres and other salads and dips (they originally wanted to do dinner for the whole wedding but I thought that was too much, I want them to enjoy themselves). We will also have our wedding cake and cupcakes.
Is this acceptable for a wedding? Would you enjoy this? I love the idea but I’m worried because it’s not traditonal at all and I’m afraid guests may find it too casual. I’ve been putting off paying the deposit because I’m so afraid of what others will think (I know it’s ridiculous but that’s just me).
Post # 3
I think that sounds awesome and delicious!
Post # 4
@NickysGirl14: I think it’s great. And if it suits your personalities then your friends and families won’t be surprised at all. We originally wanted to have a similar type wedding but no one we know has an acceptable backyard in the city. What province are you in if you don’t mind me asking?
Post # 5
@NickysGirl14: Sounds delicious, enjoyable, fun and my invite is in the mail, right?
Your guests will love whatever you decide to do because they love you. When thinking about what others think just focus on their comfort. If people are comfortable (plenty of food, drink, good temperature, somewhere to sit for a bit) they will be happy. Don’t focus on the Negative Aunt Nancy in the bunch who might turn her nose up at some of your decisions, think about the people who matter most to you, who you know will support any choice you make.
Pay that deposit and dig into planning what sounds like a magical day!
Post # 6
I would love that, it sounds so delicious! If you like it, then definitely do it!
Post # 7
Mmmm food truck food. It’s one of the best foods out there!
Post # 8
@NickysGirl14: I think your guest would REALLY appreciate that 🙂
However, I would maybe offer some sort of small alternative? On my period I become very nauseated by the taste and sometimes the smell of pizza. Of course you cannot please everyone but some sort of extra choice would be the most hospitable thing to do 🙂
Post # 9
@NickysGirl14: I think it sounds amazing and totally fits with your casual yet elegent venue. Make sure there is a gluten free crust and if you have vegans that there’s something more than just salad for them.
Post # 10
@NickysGirl14: Your ideas sounds deliciously perfect!!
Post # 11
@NickysGirl14: Are you planning my wedding?! Because I’m also doing a backyard wedding with tent, yard games, and (likely) food truck caterer, LOL. I even looked into a pizza truck in our area with a similar setup. Anyway, I think the pizza would be a lot of fun and I like that the toppings aren’t what you’d normally find at a pizza place. Really, as long as there is hot food and enough to go around, guests are going to be happy.
Post # 12
I think it sounds great! I love it when people think outside the box for your “typical” wedding food.
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
heck yeah, that sounds amazing. Just make sure you have something for any gluten- or dairy-free guests, if that’s a concern.
Post # 14
@NickysGirl14: this sounds amazing!
Post # 15
Thanks ladies! That’s reassuring 🙂 I didn’t have these doubts until I heard a few comments about it in real life (“are you sure you want PIZZA at your wedding?” “Do you want to look back on your wedding and remember eating pizza?”) it made me a bit more insecure about it. I tried explaining that we aren’t ordering it in, it’s a bit fancier than that. I need to stop caring about others opinions so much
Post # 16
@NickysGirl14: That sounds so yummy! Plus, everyone I know likes pizza, so I don’t think you can go wrong.