Pizza too casual?

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Maybe antipasto/cured meats, olives, and marinated vegetables? you could do a few really nice Italian salads, like a caprese salad or a bread salad. I would totally go with an Italian theme and maybe have wedding soup, too.

Post # 3
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Busy bee

Mark Zuckerberg apparently had food trucks and $7 tacos, if that gives you confidence. Your wedding should be what you want it to be. On a personal level, as a vegetarian I would be nothing short of THRILLED to find that I could eat delicious pizza instead of the usual bland boiled vegetables. 

 

The poster above had some great suggestions. I give you credit for doing things your way 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I would looooooove to see pizza at a wedding! yum! If you want it to look more “sophisticated” just add a cool salad bar. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Definitely add some good salad choices for those who don’t eat pizza /gluten intolerant. Love the idea of antipasto platters too. Yum! 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I would love to attend a wedding where pizza is served. I agree with PPs about adding a salad and/or soup to give it an Italian feel.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

amchapman24:  I’d definitely like to see more options. Although a vegetarian, I have a problem with GERD/acid reflux, and can’t eat pizza or spaghetti sauces. I’ll survive, though. I usually ask about the menu first, and either eat before, or bring something with me.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

One of my friends had pizza and garlic cheese bread at her casual public park reception and it was so awesome. I’ve been to a ton of weddings and this one was by far my favorite as far as food goes. I say do it! 

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper

Pizza would be better than most of the food I have eaten at plated weddings. 

No one cares what the catering cost, they just care if it tastes good.

Agree with PP’s about salads. You could also go gourmet pizza.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I don’t know what to pair with them because I would be stuffing myself full of pizza… But I love this idea.  I have half a pizza downstairs that I am going to finish for breakfast now.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

amchapman24:  Love it! We love pizza too and were going to have a flatbread pizza buffet as our late night food.

I think it would be great as a late night buffet, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like pizza with beer and dancing. Plus, it’s super personal! I wouldn’t try to ‘dress it up’ too much… just put it on nice platters, honestly I would just prefer the pizza, not all the ‘fancy’ stuff that comes with it.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

amchapman24:  As PP have said serve it with great pastas and make sure you have gluten free options as well as vegetarian options. Another idea would be to have the pizzas brought in for a late night snack- it is such a great late night snack after a night of drinking and dancing. 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I have used Lou Malnati’s catering for a variety of events. They have some really good deals on the price per person and can give you a variety of pizza, salad, and pastas. The only problem is that you would need someone to replate or reassemble everything because all the food would arrive in alluminum pans or pizza boxes.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I wouldn’t worry too much about gluten free/specialty diets unless your some of your guests, specifically, are gluten free or have medical issues.  If you are worried you can put a spot on the RSVP card and that will help you to gauge how much gluten free pizza to arrange!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

For me it would depend on how formal or casual your wedding is. I wouldn’t want to be all dressed up and eating pizza. It can be messy. Plus it seems really tacky and cheap if it’s a semi-formal or formal wedding. Basically anything dressier than “business casual.”  that includes gourmet pizza because it is still pizza.

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