(Closed) Thinking about having BBQ catered for outdoor garden reception, ok or trashy?

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: Is having BBQ catered for our outdoor reception ok?
    Yes perfectly fine, why wouldnt it be? : (115 votes)
    93 %
    No it's a little low class. : (5 votes)
    4 %
    Other, explain in comments. : (4 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    282 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I almost did this — the only reason I didn’t is because I did the same thing for 2 other events I had (graduation party and milestone birthday party).  I think it is a great idea!  Go for it πŸ™‚

    Post # 4
    2603 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Dude, is BBQ ever wrong?


    (and seriously–to call anyone’s choices within the realm of genuine hospitality “trashy” or “low-class” is trashy and low-class in itself)

    Post # 5
    5475 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    It depends on the formality of your event.  For an outdoor, laid back ceremony, a BBQ is perfect!  I would only advise to be very cautious about doing homemade sides, as if certain items aren’t maintained at certain temperatures people can get sick Frown… so see if the people who cater the bbq can arrange the sides as well.

    You could also do an afternoon wedding and have the bbq lunch- the lunch portions would be smaller and can also save a TON of money versus the dinner prices.

    Post # 6
    1253 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I don’t think its trashy. To each its own. If that is your style then go for it. But make sure the wedding theme/style fits the BBQ reception. If you and your Fiance is fun and out of the tradition then go for it. I hope I didn’t confuse you, lol. Sorry

    Post # 7
    161 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Not trashy at all!  I’ve seen some really awesome outdoor BBQ wedding receptions!  There are some super cute things you can do to add a little flair, like having customized disposable BBQ bibs with your names and wedding date printed on them (and you can get them dirt cheap!). 

    And besides…who doesn’t love a little BBQ?  Although I may be a little partial being from KC… πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 9
    519 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think it’s lovely as long as you match the formality of the wedding itself to the reception. Also, I would be cautious with homemade sides. You really don’t want to make anyone sick, and you don’t want to have to be the one to worry that everything is stored correctly. I would leave all that up to the caterer. 

    Post # 10
    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think for your reception – and what I’ve gleaned of your personality on here πŸ™‚ –  it would be great!  I know that as a guest, I’d be happy about it.  Just be careful to keep the decor away from a look that is too “formal,” which is what it sounds like!  Laid back garden wedding are awesome, so go for it.

    Post # 11
    3452 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think it’s a great idea.  To be truthful, I’d rather go to a BBQ catered reception than a fancy sit down dinner with food I probably won’t eat anyway. πŸ™‚

    Post # 12
    443 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Sounds awesome. Now I’m hungry. 

    Post # 14
    5405 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think it’s a good idea! However, be careful how it’s executed. A good friend had BBQ at her wedding, and the sides were store bought potato and macaroni salads, and bags of lays. I mean seriously?!? It was pretty low class because it was executed like a Saturday football tailgate and I don’t think anyone expected that. But as long as you have nice sides, and everything is of good quality (unlike hers) I think people will love it. It sounds like it will match your venue as well!

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