(Closed) Pizza & Cocktails to tacky for young wedding????

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@pilbarabride:  I think this is PERFECT! Not every wedding needs beef, chicken and sides. This sounds delicious and much more like a young couple 🙂

GOOD LUCK!

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My goal is to find a way to do pizzas at my own wedding–so I totally approve!

I agree with PPs–maybe add in some salads and a more “normal” pizza (pepperoni, plain cheese…). I’m a somewhat picky eater, and I loooove pizza, but I think those pizzas might be a bit too fancy for my taste. I know I’m not a guest at your wedding, and you might know that all of your guests enjoy those foods, but it’s possible that some of your guests might not like those combinations. Especially if you’re looking for child-friendly—those might be too fancy for children as well.

But otherwise—I say go for the pizza!

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i think its really cute…. sounds like PP have Already suggested having a salad too (and maybe some breadsticks/garlic knots)

my only suggestion is make sure you are ok w a more casual wedding….that doesnt have to mean t shirts and jeans but i have known many brides to get very disappointed about the level of formality at ‘non traditonal’ weddings (ie not a fancy banquet dinner at a hotel etc)

 

i am totally into it and think its cool just be aware of some of the issues that may follow

Post # 35
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@pilbarabride:  I might also add something like a roasted veggie pizza with no cheese as a lighter option for people who don’t eat seafood. Like tomato, eggplant, zucchini, onion, peppers, pesto

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

It sounds good. I’d try to keep it less formal overall, though. 

Post # 38
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Newbee

I think that broadly this is an awesome idea! We do pizza parties at home for large groups of friends (20 is probably our record) so i have some experience with catering a variety of pizzas to serve diverse tastes/dietary needs.  In our group, at least one straight-up tomato sauce, cheese and meat pizza is necessary for the unadventurous. Doesn’t have to be pepperoni, maybe sausage or ham or even prosciutto — but without anchovies or other “weird” (i.e. fancy and delicious!) ingredients.  I also notice none of your pizzas are vegetarian, and all do have cheese.  Could you do one vegan (no meat, no dairy) pizza for any vegetarians or people who must completely avoid lactose?  Also pesto pizzas are SO GOOD, you should do one!  I love doing pesto with chicken and mushrooms and goat cheese and maybe some cherry tomatoes or black olives.

In terms of your day-of logistics, I wonder if this might need more thought.  If you’re baking the pizzas from raw dough (rather than on those pre-baked bread round things which aren’t so good) I don’t know how you’d assemble them ahead.  The dough really has to be stretched just before the pizza is made, and the sauce and toppings put on just before it goes in the oven, otherwise you’ll have a soggy pizza that will fall apart.  Perhaps you can have friends/family prep all the ingredients the day before (slicing items, pre-cooking what needs precooking, grating cheese, etc) and then have the day-of cook take it from there.  Whoever you hire will have to have expertise in making pizza fast (i know it takes me, an experienced non-expert, probably 10 minutes+ per pizza to stetch the dough and get all the toppings on), and may need an assistant to get the job done.  I also want to hear more about your partner’s pizza oven plans! How portable will this thing be? if it’s small enough to be portable, how big of a pizza can it make?  How hot will it get and how long will it take to bake a pizza?  You won’t want to be making a bunch of tiny pizzas — that will take forever to feed everyone.  And unless it goes well over 500 degrees you have to assume each pizza will monopolize the oven for 5-10 minutes.  I’d suggest having your cook do a pre-wedding trial run with the oven to make sure it works and so he knows its quirks and how to use it efficiently.

Look forward to hearing more about how this is going to work — just needs some good thinking through but is a great concept!

 

 

 

 

Post # 40
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

i think the idea of pizza sounds great and not tacky at all, but i agree that adding in a simple pizza and a salad might be an idea.

i never thought i was that picky but given im allergic to fish/seafood (so salmon, prawns and anchovies) and i cant eat blue cheese (pregnant) so thatd only leave me with one kind of savory pizza (and what if it gets eaten by others!). suppose i could stuff myself with dessert

 

Post # 41
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Bumble Beekeeper

@pilbarabride:  It sounds great! Don’t go into debt for a wedding. That’s crazy. You are the hosts and you can choose what you serve. This sounds like a great menu 🙂

Post # 42
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@pilbarabride:  I would eat the sh*t out of that dinner!  Sounds awesome!!

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@pilbarabride:  It really sounds like it will be great! I wouldn’t worry about it being tacky–as much as weddings are always “fancy food,” let’s be honest, almost everyone loves pizza! People expect fancy food at weddings, but I think we all secretly (or not so secretly!) prefer the more common, simple things!

Post # 45
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Bumble bee

Sounds delish! 

Post # 46
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Newbee

Sounds good to me: I like the way you stick to pizzas and also make dessert pizzas! This is definitely fun! Hope you have a lovely wedding and I am sure the kids will LOOVEE it! 🙂 

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