(Closed) Pig Roast Reception??

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@NikkiChic:  I went to a very fancy Belgian restaurant for their prix fixe Fete Nationale de Belge feast, and they had a boar roasting in the street in front of the restaurant.  It can certainly be formal.

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ok I’m really not sure why everyone is saying that the sight of the pig roasting on a spit is less classy than having it roasted out of sight and plated before serving.  Is it informal, then, to carve your Thanksgiving turkey at the table?

If there is space, and the overall feel of formality about the venue, the decorations, the food selections, and people’s attire, this will absolutely not reduce the formality of the event.  I think the problem is that no one can imagine a pig roast in any other context than a luau.  You can definitely do this and have a formal event.  Roasting the pig, and seeing it roasted, on a spit, in the traditional fashion, with the inherent attention to detail, and patience of that process, could arguably be more formal.  It also doesn’t make it a barbecue.  By that logic, fancy dinners at steak houses are just barbecues.

Obviously it’s not going to be the only main course choice, as the bride doesn’t want to eat pork, so there are obviously going to be other dishes/food stations.  I’m picturing a very formal garden party with the roast as part of it, and it seems quite formal, lovely, and tasteful in my head.

Class and formality do not have to go together.  You can certainly have an informal event that has a great deal of class.  You can also have a formal event that’s classless.

  @NikkiChic: This can be done formally, or informally, and either way it can be done with class. Go for it!  People will be talking about how cool it was for years.

Post # 34
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wonder if the bride decided to go with this or not, since her wedding is tomorrrrrrow.

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@peachacid:  yeah I noticed that after ranting 😛

Post # 36
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@hyperJulie:  omg that was the best reply ever. The wedding is for the groom too. Have a pig roast and a few other non pork options. Youll be happy you did.

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