BBQ at wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I agree with other bees in that I think BBQ is completely acceptable (and yummy!), as long as you steer away from overly messy options (ribs, corn on the cob, etc.) and choose options your guests can eat with a fork and knife.

Post # 32
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Helper bee

 I think it’s a great idea! My cousin had BBQ food at her wedding a couple years ago and I loved it. It was cool to have something different rather than the typical wedding food that everyone always has. If anyone doesn’t like it, they’ll get over it. There’s always going to be a few complainers no matter what you have.

Post # 33
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2016

HI,

i am so happy to have another bee who wants abbq for her wedding. My husband(we are already married by law, just the church is missing, which will be the bigger part) and i want to have a bbq with pulled pork, beef bisket, grilled chicken breat and a spanferkel ( ia m not sure what it is called in english, it´s a baby pig roastet over a bbq), we are going to serve it with baked potatoes, a salad buffet, buns and a antipasti (italien first dish/plate), after the dinner we will have a mousse o chocolate white and black as well a a lime-joghurt-mousse. 

I don´t think that your wedding needs to be casual if you´re going to do a bbq, ours won´t be too casual, everybody is expected to wear evening dresses an dwe are celebrating in an old hothouse/glasshouse. 

I would strongly recommend a proffessional bbq chef, so that you don´t need to do anything on your wedding day.

Post # 34
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Blushing bee

brikachu :  We did BBQ and lots of people

told us they enjoyed it. I’m in the south though and while at the church hall, it wasn’t a super fancy dinner or anything. I’ve been to plenty of weddings with BBQ and have always enjoyed it as a guest. We had pulled pork/chicken, mashed potatoes, mac ‘n’ cheese, green beans, and rolls/cornbread. All served buffet style. 

Post # 35
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Newbee

brikachu :  We had BBQ at our wedding and people raved about our food all night! we had pulled pork sandwiches, chicken, mac n cheese, green beans, potato salad, baked beans, green salad, corn bread muffins, and vegetarian stuffed peppers. I would highly recommend.

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee

As long as there is salad since I hate BBQ.

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I would LOOOVE to go to a wedding with BBQ!  My fiancé is not a huge fan so I don’t eat it as much as I would like to! 

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - St. John\'s Lutheran Church

The only thing I’d stay away from is ribs – too messy. But BBQ is amazing and I will eat it any time!

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

This is what we’re doing, and it is PERFECT for us. We want a casual wedding. BBQ perfectly fits our vision, and it’s so much more affordable than the other options we saw! It’s only about $15 per person, and the serving sizes are HUGE. The food is one of the things I’m looking forward to most. 🙂

Post # 40
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

We are having barbecue! We are having barbecue chicken breast and boneless ribs. We wanted the ribs, but thought boneless would work better so people can easily use utensils while eating. 

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Painswick Church and the Falcon Hotel

I personally like 3 course meals at weddings but that’s just what I like, if I went to a wedding where the bride and groom really liked BBQ food I wouldn’t complain cause it’s their day 

Post # 42
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

BBQs are very popular here in the UK right now, I like it but make sure theres options for veggies/vegan or people with food restrictions and allergies (ie. no cross contamination)

Post # 43
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Busy bee

‘fancy’ is in the eye of the beholder.  You can serve Chlled salmon with imported caviar with sides of the most expenive whatever, and there will still be those that call it not good or inappropriate.

I think as long as the food is cooked well and tastes good that’s what’s important and what I want at a wedding. I see nothing wrong with the menu that you’re planning.

only thing I would personally suggest is consider maybe having BBQ chicken as one option vs 2 BBQ pork options since a lot of people don’t like pork or don’t eat it for religous reasons. But you know your guests and what will suit them, so that’s what you need to consider most. Go for what you think is best and have fun!

Post # 44
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I think BBQ at a wedding is awesome as long as it’s not something like ribs, cause they are SO messy. But pulled pork or brisket would be great!

Post # 45
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Helper bee

I would be very disappointed but only because where I live, pretty much every damn wedding has BBQ.  Seriously,  I can’t remember the last wedding I went to around here that was not BBQ.

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