(Closed) Reception dinner……is this tacky or not??

posted 10 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Is serving a mexican themed buffet at an elegant, "glamed up" wedding tacky?

    No way, I think a Mexican buffet is different and delicious for a wedding

    Doesn't seem to fit the whole wedding vibe

    Ya, that's kinda tacky

  • Post # 17
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Bridesy13:  Hi, great idea! I am planning something very similar. Who is your cater who is doing Mexican food? I am in the pocess of looking for one.

    Post # 18
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @Bridesy13:  

    Depends on how it’s presented. Make sure your caterer is upscale and the food is top notch and it should be fine.

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Bridesy13:  No way that is awesome!!!! I would be DELIGHTED as a guest. I love Mexican food as well, can’t stand “wedding food”. And personally, I think the food the couple chooses should reflect their personalities as well. You love mexican? Do it up.

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

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    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    It depends on how fancy your wedding is. If I’m in an evening gown, I don’t think I’d be excited for Mexican buffet! But it’s more on the semi-formal / dressy casual side I think Mexican food would be awesome.

    If you want an old hollywood glam theme, unfortunately I think Mexican food kinda kills that vibe.

    Post # 22
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Well, I don’t think it goes with your vibe.  However, I certainly don’t think it’s tacky and if it’s presented nicely and the food is great then I would LOVE to eat it!  I love mexican too!  What options do you have?  Putting out tubs of ground beef and beans doesn’t exactly go with your theme…  But there can be ways to do a little more upscale mexican food too.  Personally, as long as it’s good food, I wouldn’t care!

    Post # 23
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I was wondering the same thing. We are having our reception at a hotel, and going for an elegant wedding too. We are also having a buffet with mexican food. I was a little worried if this will take away from the elegant I’m going for. Here is a picture of what our food will be in. I think it will be ok and also we are having a two sided buffet line.

     

    Post # 24
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    Blushing bee

    Pretty messed up that Mexican food is equated with “tacky” or “not elegant”. Taco bell-ish food, etc. is not Mexican. There is amazing Mexican cuisine. What do you think wealthy, high status people in Mexico eat? Why is steak elegant, but carnitas aren’t? Cause one is equated with American white culture. I know people are going to disagree with me but that’s the subconsious thinking behind this. I find the question itself strange.

    I mean, you’re in LA, it’s part of the culture. The only thing I would concede is that people in floor length evening gowns would want easy-to-eat, no-chance-of-spillage food. If it’s cocktail dresses/suits, it does not matter.

    Post # 25
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Mexican food is delicious and a nice change I think to typically what you see at wedding. I think it sounds great and if I was a guest I would love it!

    Post # 26
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I love mexican food, and think this can be done nicely. However, will their be options for guests who don’t east mexican food? Maybe like a Mexican buffet AND an Italian buffet/pasta bar? that would be a pretty safe bet. Also, I don’t think anyone would scoff as long as you don’t try to bill this as a “black-tie-shi-shi” wedding u know? Of course it’ll be a beautiful classy wedding, but it will also be fun and low-key.

    Post # 27
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    Newbee

    I voted that I don’t think it fits your described “vibe” but I wanted to note that it is YOUR wedding. YOU are paying for the food. If you like Mexican food and it fits your budget, go for it.

    Post # 28
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Just make the buffet look outstanding and no one will care if the food is great.

    Post # 30
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Mexican buffet FTW!  I think it will be great. 

    Post # 31
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I don’t think it’s tacky, and it would go with a beach wedding, but fajitas don’t come to mind when I think “old hollywood glamour”.  Are you flexible with your theme?

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