BBQ Weddings: Honest Opinions

posted 11 months ago in Food
  • poll: Do you think BBQ for dinner is Tacky?
    Yes : (17 votes)
    17 %
    No : (85 votes)
    83 %
    Other (explain below) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    Not at all. As long as the food is good, I’m happy! 

    Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    It’s not my cup of tea, BUT I think is super cute when it goes with the theme 🙂 plus you live in the south

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee

    As long as everything else is equally casual, I don’t mind it (i.e. I don’t want bbq sauce on my dry clean only cocktail dress).  And no bones (no wings or ribs or whole chicken on the bone).  Not only is it awkward to eat in public, I just don’t like looking at a 50-100 plates of other people’s gnawed on bones.

    Post # 5
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Sounds fun and yummy! As long as you have veggie options for non-meat eaters, I think you’re good.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    ebbee :  It’s not really that it’s becoming more common. People in many areas and circumstances have always had BBQ weddings. Tv shows and social media are showing everyone different ways of doing things (especially weddings it seems). So people who are used to sit-down dinners in a hotel ballroom and people who are used to potluck meatballs and sausages in a VFW hall are now seeing BBQ as an option. And the people who were already used to BBQ are seeing other options as well. If you’re treating your guests well, it’s not tacky. In fact, imo it’s more tacky to assume that something is tacky when whole geographies and demographics have always done it that way. 

    Post # 7
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    Blushing bee

    That sounds delicious to me! I don’t know or care if it’s tacky. I think it would be fun and May sounds like the perfect time of year if it is in the south!

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    annabananabee :  “As long as everything else is equally casual, I don’t mind it (i.e. I don’t want bbq sauce on my dry clean only cocktail dress).  And no bones (no wings or ribs or whole chicken on the bone).  Not only is it awkward to eat in public, I just don’t like looking at a 50-100 plates of other people’s gnawed on bones.”

    OMG yes. This. 

     

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Totally fine though I agree on formality to save clothing. No one wants to drop rib sauce on a gown or their only suit. 

    Also I do get annoyed when the entire meal is all cooked to glop with meat in it. I prefer crisper veggies and while a little meat juice or bacon bits is good, there’s a point where it tastes like canned food, if you know what I mean. 

    My husband bbq’d at our wedding, though not southern style. It was much loved. 

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    BBQ is fine as long as you also offer vegetarian options and stick to a casual theme.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2018 - City, State

    I love a big plate of BBQ sides instead of some wet mystery fish at a wedding. Mmmm. As long as all of your guests are accommodated (ex: don’t expect your vegetarian guests to eat beans with bacon) and the actual food is tasty, I don’t think there a problem with this at all!

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    I would kill to have BBQ at a wedding. Where I’m from it’s always the same: chicken, salad, pasta and potatoes at basically every wedding. I would love to switch it up to some good ol’ BBQ. Just try to limit the foods people have to eat with their hands (ribs, chicken wings,…) 

    Now I want some Mac n’ cheese. Mmm. 

    Post # 14
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I am a vegetarian but I love southern BBQ and it is always a crowd favorite.

    Just have lots of napkins, wet wipes, and solid plates with tables and chairs for everyone.

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