(Closed) Is this too cheap for a welcome event?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should we do a pizza welcome party?
    Yes! Bring on the pepperoni! : (53 votes)
    93 %
    No! Have something a little more substantial like a BBQ with all the fixings : (3 votes)
    5 %
    No! If you can't do something more for your guests, it's better to forgo the party : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @JennyW1: I think it’s a great idea. And I’d just let them know on the invitation that it’s a pizza, beer, and pool party night so that they aren’t expecting a fancy affair.

    Sounds like a lot of fun and a great way for guests to relax after their trip to your town. As someone coming in from out of town, a totally low key event would probably be more fun than having to get all dressed up for a nice dinner.

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I’m planning on doing the same! We’re doing pizza and getting salads and chicken from the grocery store deli.

    Post # 5
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    Worker bee

    I agree with @KatNYC2011- Just send the invite noting it’s a casual pooly party/pizza party! I think it sounds like a lot of fun and a good way to mingle and relax without having to deal with a “fancy shindig.”

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Remeber your guests are coming for you, so they just want to spend time with you 🙂

    I think a pizza, ping pong, hang out fun event like this is excellent! No pressure, just relaxing fun and spending time with the bride and groom. Plus, I know people that have pizza parties like this all the time the night before the wedding, and based on pics I’ve seen, it always is a blast!

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I think it sounds like so much fun! 

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think it depends on your guests.  If it’s a bunch of friends, I don’t think that pizza and beer is a bad thing.  But if you are expecting a bunch of older guests, you may want to consider that they’d want something more substantial because they’d be thinking it was a wedding related event and not just an informal get together.

    I’d be happy with pizza, chips, and beer… but I know my FI’s family would perfer something a little bit more.  It sucks we have to consider stuff like this, b/c it’s our wedding, not the families’, but it is what it is.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    How could anyone ever be disappointed with pizza? Hell, I’d enjoy pizza at an actual wedding reception. 

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    My sister did that for her rehearsal dinner and no one was disapointed. I think there were a few extra salad type foods there, but it was perfect. It was totally casual and awesome! I say go for it!!

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Sounds like a great idea! A lot of it has to do with presentation and staging. Take the pizza OUT of the boxes. Have salads, veggie trays and some other snacky-type items to supplement. I like the idea of ping pong and pool, too!

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010 - The Atlantic Beach Club

    I think it sounds great. The wedding should be the main event. I think your oot guests will enjoy a fun night with you before the wedding.

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    this is a great idea. i would just be sure to mention it’s a pizza/pool party on the invite so no one gets confused.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I think it’s a great idea.  It’s so jectic right before the wedding, that a little casual downtime is probably just what everyone will appreciate.

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I love it! Then again, Fiance and I have pizza night every Thursday. You can never have too much pizza in our household 🙂

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