(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 : (92 votes)
    55 %
    Doesn't seem to fit the whole wedding vibe : (63 votes)
    38 %
    Ya, that's kinda tacky : (11 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 33
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Not rude at all. If you love that type of food, then absolutely serve it! Your guests will enjoy it and be happy that it’s familiar.

    Post # 34
    7298 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Mexican food rocks!

    Post # 35
    3456 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

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    @malisa0607: I couldn’t name that list myself, but it sound about right to me!

    I think Mexican can be tasty, and a different unique wedding menu, but it does not at all match your theme.  I’d change one or the other rather than have them madly clash.

    Post # 36
    2440 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I love Mexican food but I’m going to disagree here.  We have mexican food for almost every work luncheon and other casual events that I don’t really see it working with an old hollywood type glam wedding.

    Post # 37
    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I don’t think it exactly jives with your theme, but it is YOUR wedding and so if it’s your favorite food, I think it’s just reflecting your personality. However, I’m just thinking about the fact that if you have all Mexican food, there may be people that don’t like it. Unless my grandparents and aunt are the only people that avoid anything spicy (or even flavored differently than what their used to!). I mean, buffets usually offer more variety so there’s something for everyone so I think it might be a little tricky.

    Post # 38
    1660 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I don’t feel like it really fits the theme, but I do love Mexican food. If I was a guest at your wedding, I’d be happy to overlook the theme issue if the food was yummy.

    Post # 39
    187 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    As long as the buffet is decorated as “glam” and the table set up matches your decor, I think you are fine.


    We are having cuban food, cuban buffet and have since changed our theme from Tommy Bahama meets Havana to Fun & Poppy. I thought at first that the food now clashes (even though its my FH and Is absolute favorite) but then my coordinator reassured me that it can be decorated to match the theme and it will be fun and poppy.

    I’ll post pics in a couple weeks of it so you can see (2 more weeks – eeek)

    Post # 40
    2017 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I love Mexican food too-I eat it practically every day.  Yum!  But it does not fit your theme at all, if that matters to you.  For a Hollywood/Glam theme I would do a “cocktail party” theme with lots of really heavy yummy apps that can be passed off as dinner.  You could still do a buffet but have lamb chops, shrimp, mini-roast beef sandwiches, bacon-wrapped figs, lobster salad along with some other sides.  Just a thought.

    Post # 41
    1523 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    As a wedding guest, I would much prefer food that is tasty as opposed to food that matches a theme!  Your guests will remember whether the food was delicious or disgusting, not whether or not it fit perfectly with the theme!

    Post # 42
    4799 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I agree with the first and second survey response – Mexican food is delicious, I’d like having it at a wedding. But it is true that it doesn’t really mesh with your theme – it all depends on how much that will bother you and how consistent you want your theme to be.

    Post # 43
    7362 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Dress up the presentation and you will be fine (and offer some non-mexica choices as well). I happen to love mexican, but a portion of your guests may not. My big takeaway from a wedding is have good food. Trust me if, its really tasty thats what they will remember not if it matched the theme or not.

    Post # 44
    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think it’s your wedding and you should eat the food you like. I’ve had Mexican food at a wedding before and it was great! I don’t think the food needs to match your theme.

    Post # 45
    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I don’t think your food has to match your decor theme/inspiration. 

    Post # 46
    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’d probably think you saved money on your food to have a gorgeous setting. 

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