Post # 1
I’m in the process of planning my July 2015 barn wedding and am considering serving mexican/a taco bar. My fiance and I are ADDICTED to tacos and-while tacos don’t exactly go with our rustic barn theme- they DO go along with the quirky/semi-casual feeling that I wanted our wedding to have. My question is how to pull that off without being tacky and without alienating my more digestively sensitive guests.
Post # 2
I absolutely love Mexican food and I would be thrilled to go to this (and I’m a total etiquette foodie person)
i would just make sure your sides are vegetarian (including the beans) and have a veggie taco filling too (roasted veggies?)
Post # 3
I would absoltely LOVE a taco bar at a wedding!! Our local Mexican restaurant has dollar tacos on Tuesdays and Thursdays and needless to say, FI and I end up there embarassingly often lol. I would think if you followed the layout of a Chipotle, with several meat (and at least one non-meat) options and many different side options, you could cover most people’s palates.
Post # 4
Dude, go for it. We are having a taco cart and our wedding is on a boutique ranch property. I second the first poster who mentioned having other options like veggies (mushrooms, bell peps, squash, etc.) and making sure the rice and beans aren’t cooked in chicken stock if you have any vegans. Can you also have a quesadilla option?
Post # 5
have enough options on the taco bar to cover the variety of tastes.
Post # 6
I say go for it if it’s “you.”
Our wedding will be sub sandwiches. If people don’t like it I really don’t care cause it’s not about them
Post # 7
a_day_at_the_fair: If the reception is not about the guests, then why are you inviting them? Not being snarky. I’m genuinely curious. You’re going to a lot of trouble and expense. Why would you spend all that money and do all that work if you genuinely don’t care if people enjoy their time there?
Post # 8
Horseradish: There’s a difference between people enjoying their time and people being snooty and stuck up about what is proper wedding food.
I invite people to celebrate with me, not to be judgemental about choices I’ve made. If the food I choose is really going to make or break your good time, then you’re not someone I really want around on the happiest day of my life anyway.
Post # 9
Tacos would be awesome! I would absolutely love to go to a wedding with a taco bar. Just make sure you have food for guests with sensitivities (no red meat, vegan, gluten free, etc).
Post # 10
barnbride724: Is this for dinner or as a late night option?
Post # 12
a_day_at_the_fair: Agreed. As much as we want people overall to be happy with our choices for the day, ultimately we’re doing what we want. We’re having smoked BBQ for dinner and a light cocktail hour. Also, it’s in a barn. A tad unconventional for where we live and I’m sure there will be a few noses in the air, but we don’t really care!
Post # 13
barnbride724: And this is a GREAT idea! I would imagine it would go over well. You can’t please everyone, remember that! Those who don’t want it, won’t eat it. I’m not a fan of bacon wrapped shrimp (a commonly passed hor d’oeuvres) so I just let them keep moving and look for the pigs in a blanket 😉
Post # 14
I’m vegan, and I looove the idea of a taco bar for a more casual wedding. Are there any Mexican places near you that do more authentic fillings, like cactus or huitlacoche? That could make it a bit more upscale than standard tacos.
Post # 15
barnbride724: I went to a wedding with a taco bar and it was AWESOME! It wasn’t tacky at all! They had a lovely reception in an old fancy, Victorian style house. Who doesn’t like tacos?! I say do it!