(Closed) Roast pig at the reception?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Nola: I think people do it all the time. Let the man have his pig! (but offer a vegetarian option for those of us, like me, who don’t eat meat)

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Nola: i think it depends on the feel of your wedding…in my opinion anyways….if its a very classy, formal wedding, i would be taken aback by a full roast pig sitting on the table…. however, my family for instance is known to roast a pig at home parties, and if the wedding is more laid back, backyard style, i think guests wouldnt find it wierd or nasty or w/e…. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Ugh.  I’d run screamin out of there.

 

Gross.

 

But, hey, that’s just me.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I went to a wedding reception with a full pig roast. The bride was kind enough to warn us before the “unveiling” My fiance doesn’t eat pork, so I usually don’t partake, but they had TONS of other food options, including meatless, so once we got over the initial shock of the whole pig thing, we were good 🙂 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

we had one! and the caterer even gave it earrings and a little hat made out of leaves. lol. it was a hit, but then again, it was culturally acceptable and to some extent expected by our guests.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Dude, I so wanted a pig roast on a spit! I don’t think people will be grossed out (unless your family has religious objections or you’ve got a lot of vegetarians). It’s your wedding! Have some fun!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I say go for it. It is sooooo good! I’ve also grown up with attending to asian weddings and they always have unique things.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It’s very common in my circle!  I think you should let him have it.  I’ve been to weddings where they dance around with the pig and throw money at it (it’s a custom in some cultures) so these types of things don’t bother me, I try to be open minded.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

As long as you have lots of other options I say its ok. Maybe warn people you know dont eat meat.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

I say go for it! My old roommate now lives on a pig farm (no lie) and she had a pig roast for her wedding. It was honestly some of the best pork I’ve ever eaten (so tender) and it was a ton of fun! I think it would be a really great meal to serve, but maybe don’t put the full pig on display.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I love a good pig roast! If I could, I’d do it!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

As I’ve been to a few hawaian weddings, I’m always a fan of the pig on a spit! 😀

I agree though, give people a heads up and have some non-pork options.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think it depends on your guests. My hubby and I are Jewish… so a lot of our guests were too. We don’t eat pig, and seeing a whole one justs wouldn’t be ok.

I’m especially biased b/c pigs are my favorite animal and I love them, as long as they’re alive and not on my plate. But in other cultures it makes sense to have a pig roast.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I personally am not a big fan, but that is because I do not eat a lot of pork.  It is definitely a cultural thing though!  MY Fiance wants to do one badly too, but he knows I am slightly grossed out about it, so he will probably do one in conjunction with his bachelor party celebrations.  However, if I was at a wedding that had one, I wouldn’t have a problem with it – as long as there were other options!  The heads-up that some PP mentioned would also be appreciated!

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