(Closed) BBQ?

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: Is BBQ too casual?
    Yes : (18 votes)
    34 %
    No : (35 votes)
    66 %
  • Post # 3
    1572 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think you can! It’s your day, and your vision! It sounds like fun to me!

    Post # 4
    273 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    You can always do an elegant BBQ. Maybe a BBQ carving station and then serve sides family style at the table

    Post # 5
    1427 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    You can probably make the macarons to look like little burgers! Although if you’re trying to keep your budget low, french macarons aren’t the way to go. They run around $1.50-$2 each in my area on the low end.

    Darling Husband is from Houston so I love TX style BBQ and I agree, out of town guests need to experience it. I do think that it would be more fitting for the rehearsal dinner since I wouldnt’ want to eat bbq and the sauces while completely dressed up to attend a wedding.

    Maybe little riblets or pulled pork sandwiches? Or brisket that’s already placed in little sandwiches? That way you can have the BBQ taste/feel without having people gnawing on big ol’ ribs with sauce dripping everyway – my fav way to eat bbq!!

    Post # 6
    401 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    It is pretty casual. Not that that is bad necessarily, if you are ok with that vibe. Also, make sure there are no vegetarians coming! Where I live BBQ weddings are pretty common, and I usually end up snacking on bread or something ๐Ÿ™

    also, I looooove those macaroons! Too cute.

    Post # 7
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    First of all, Texas BBQ is delicious. Second of all, I don’t think I even need to say more. BBQ is delicious so how can that be bad?

    Post # 8
    5219 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think you can do whatever you want. We did BBQ for our Tennessee wedding ( complete with  Jack Daniels) and it went over well. Just make sure you include enough options for those who aren’t meat eaters or don’t like BBQ. In our case we had 4 different veggies ( well in the South, Mac n cheese is considered a veggie. Don’t ask me why!) and salads. 


    Post # 9
    3339 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    I love the macaroons!  As for the BBQ, I’d say if you were doing a plated dinner, I think it could work out and not be too casual.  But in a buffet setting (which is inherently more casual), BBQ really doesn’t fit into a formal affair.  Just my opinion though.  Did you see that Texas episode of My Fair Wedding with David Tutera?  It could give you some ideas!

    Post # 10
    9548 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    BBQ is not too casual for weddings in general but it sounds like it may be too casual for your wedding, as it sounds like you’re planning a fairly formal affair. But I like the idea of doing it for the rehearsal dinner – that’s what we’re doing!

    Post # 11
    5400 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I don’t think it’s too casual for weddings in general, but it does sound too casual for your wedding. But, I personally say screw the rules! Do whatever you want. 

    Post # 12
    692 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House

    I think that if you can embody the two of you by combining your tastes, do it! I love the idea (and secretly may be planning on doing the same thing).

    Post # 13
    1328 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I think that having BBQ and some more formal touches is the perfect way to show both of your personalities at the wedding.  Weddings are all about 2 people becoming one family, so it fits to have two styles merging into one.

    Post # 14
    2951 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    It’s your wedding day do what you want

    Everyone seems to worry too much what other people think have what you want and enjoy 

    Love the macaroon ideas

    Post # 15
    2808 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We had a super formal wedding and did a BBQ buffet that turned out beautifully! I don’t have any great pics of the various stations, but I can show you the place settings and how we managed to make wet-naps elegant ๐Ÿ™‚

    You can KINDA see one of the stations off to the side here,  but this pic shows you how formal the reception was.

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