(Closed) Pizza Hut!?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 17
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Could you pre-make stuff like lasagna and salads and have it at some nice persons house? 

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think pizza hut is still pretty expensive.  I would probably just host it at the Italian place with sodas, but a cash bar.

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@EffieTrinket:  Why not a pizza truck?  I don’t know if Oklahoma is big on pizza catering like NYC’s metro area…but they have brick oven pizza trucks that cater. It’s pretty sweet.

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper

Personally I hate pizza hut I think its so greasy and gross so based onthat I say no. I like the idea of having something at someones house if you can..I think food would be alot cheaper this way

Post # 21
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Sugar bee

Since you’re open to other ideas (I read your other comments after answering you, and it doesn’t seem like Pizza Hut really is an option for you), how many people are supposed to attend your rehearsal dinner ? Is it far from your home (or one of your guests’ ?) Because you could plan like a few fresh Parisian breads, crackers, 2-3 terrines, 2-3 cheeses, grapes and apples, and wine. Whenever Fiance and I do this kind of dinner for 4 people, we end up having enough to feed 10. Depending how much people you have to feed, it can even cost you less than 100$. You could also ask your guests to bring their own wine if you want to cut expenses. Or, what we do when we’re 10+, we ask each guest to bring either 1 cheese or 1 terrine, so we have a wide selection and we can feed an army.

Post # 22
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11165 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@EffieTrinket:  While Pizza Hut is not my favorite I wouldn’t have any issues with this. I am a guest and you are feeding me. A rehearsal dinner is typically laid back and relaxed anyway so really Pizza Hut wouldn’t bother me at all.

I do agree with the PP that if you had a place for them to all meet a homecooked meal of lasagna (Stouffers, cheap and easy and tasty), salad and bread might be a cheaper solution with better flavor. But if you do not have the location available and the man power to cook then by all means go with what you can afford.

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We hosted the rehearsal dinner at the beach house we were renting with specialty pizzas and beer. No one complained! 

I’m not a fan of the requirement of hosting it at a restaurant. But I think if you can find a different place to buy the pizza from, that would be better? The quality of a chain tends to be lesser quality and more expensive than a local place.

Good luck!

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@EffieTrinket:  I wouldn’t have a problem with pizza hut at all. Wedding stuff is expensive. And who doesn’t love pizza!?

Post # 25
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881 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Well I would be thrilled with pizza hut but honestly I think casual rehearsal dinners are the way to go! Who wants to get dressed up/attened fancy events two nights in a row?! That may just be me though. Have you considered looking at other chain resturaunts a little farther out that may cater to someones house if you are hesitant about pizza? Also by doing something at a house you can buy your own drinks and just pay a delivery tip! 

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’ve been to a Pizza Hut rehearsal dinner. It suited me just fine.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee

If you think that ‘upscaling’ pizza per pic above isn’t enough then I’d try to beg someone’s house and hit Costco or Sam’s.  Get a couple of different cheesecakes, a box of creme puffs.  Some BBQ, salads, etc.  Pizza hut will be less expensive I suspect.

 

Post # 29
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2863 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Do what you can afford, people will live with whatever you feed them. 

Post # 30
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

It is really cheap to make some light sandwhiches too. Like turkey and lettuce on a croissant. Have a nice salad and some fruit.

Post # 31
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Bumble bee

@EffieTrinket:  Personally I have no issue with Pizza Hut. To me the rehearsal dinner doesn’t need to be formal. But if you’re on the fence, maybe do something like barbecue, where you have the meat catered and make your own sides. Potato salad, pasta salad, and cole slaw can be made ahead of time; other sides like baked beans can be kept in a Crock Pot. Or maybe a nacho bar or hot dogbar. Most of the ingredients can be warmed in a crock pot or chopped then set out. Definitely don’t go over budget- your guests should simply be happy to be fed, whether it be pizza or steak. The rehearsal dinner definitely does not have to be formal at all! 

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