(Closed) BBQ at wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 16
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Honey bee

We did this…had BBQ beef, pulled pork, fried chicken, biscuits, cornbread, etc. etc. We served it family style so each table had their own large servings which worked perfectly with BBQ. Everyone loved it and it was good to have something heartier to go with the booze.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee

One of my good friends did this and it was some of the best food I’ve had at a wedding.  

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I wouldn’t mind this, but I am lactose-intolerant and a vegetarian, so I’ve had some trouble at BBQ weddings in the past. Two weddings we were at this year had BBQ and both ran out of food which was disappointing. Especially when one of the items they ran out of was salad and one of the only things I could eat.

Just make sure your guests who might have dietary restrictions/allergies are being fed enough!

Post # 20
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Bumble bee

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ana2017 :  can I come to your wedding?  This sounds  amazing! Lol!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’ll eat anything. My first thought, though, is that I would be super paranoid about this as the bride! Not only my own messiness but the fear of other people touching me after touching ribs/ kids running around with gross hands, etc. But if you’re not worried about this then by all means!

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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brikachu :  We served bbq at our wedding, and no one complained.

We had brisket, sausage and grilled chicken, and the sides were beans, mac and cheese and grilled veggies, I think. We bought rolls from Costco too. 

We have gotten several comments about how good it was, so I say do it!

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Do it! If I never again had to choose between a dry chicken dish or bland fish meal at a wedding I’d be so happy. BBQ would excite me. 😄 I know how to eat so the mess factor doesn’t bother me. We’re having a more casual wedding with Cuban food. 👌 Good for you.

Post # 26
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Newbee

we are also doing bbq family style from a “classier” bbq joint. The price per head is about the same price as with a caterer, but it’s one of our favorite restaurants and we just want the food to be good!

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2017

We’re doing BBQ at our wedding, and everyone we’ve told was super excited about it!!! We’re actually doing a BBQ food truck, but the food will be set up buffet style. And I definitely agree with everyone about doing food that is a bit less messy. We’re doing pulled pork, brisket or sausage (haven’t decided) and smoked chicken with mac n cheese, baked beans, potatoe salad and probably a garden salad! If food trucks are common in your area, they add a little character to the whole reception and all of the ones we talked to provide the plates/silverware, lemonade, tea, serving trays/tables, etc.  

Post # 28
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Bee Keeper

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brikachu :  BBQ sounds awesome. Make sure to have a vegetarian main if you have vegetarians (veggie burgers &/ or sausages. portabella mushroom burgers). BBQ can be rather heavy foods typically, perhaps a garden salad side?

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

We are doing BBQ/grilled meat also in a community hall.  Not a fancy wedding, just hoping it will be nice and enjoyable.  It seems to be pretty well liked so you should be fine.  I agree with previous suggestions to consider how the food will be eaten.  I need to remember to put hand wipes on the tables.  I even briefly considered these really cute “I DO BBQ” bibs I saw online lol.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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SmartCookie1 :  suuuuuuuuuuure lol 😉

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