Post # 1
We aren’t having a rehearsal (no wedding party, we’re just going over the ceremony at the space with our officiant a week or so ahead of time), but we want to spend time with our families coming from out of town.
Since we can’t really afford to have a party at a restaurant, we’re thinking … pizza open house! We’ll tell guests to stop in after 5:30 or whenever their flight arrives, and grab a slice or three and a drink, relax and catch up. We’ll invite all of our out-of-town guests, so about 30 of the 50 people who’ll be there the next day!
We aren’t going to ask for RSVPs because we want to keep it casual (is this crazy?). The vibe of the whole weekend is extremely laid back, and we’re proud of our home and want to share it with our loved ones who’ve never seen it, too.
My mom wants to give out the welcome bags she’s been working on to each family as they leave, too.
Does this package from Austin’s Pizza seem like enough food (supplemented by beer)?
- PACKAGE 3 – $143.00 (Feeds 30) 8 Large Pizzas (3 Specialty & 5 2-topping), 6 Sides & 6 2-Liter Sodas
Their full menu is here: http://www.austinspizza.com/catering.php
We could add a snack tray or two if you think it’s too skimpy. Or …
Post # 3
8 pizzas for 30 people sounds a little skimpy to me, especially if they’ll be hungry from a long day of traveling. But, I do think that the idea is really lovely. We hung out with our Out of Town family after the rehearsal dinner, and it was awesome, but we did hit it pretty hard and the morning of the wedding day was rough. We had a day-after brunch with a similar set-up as your pre-wedding dinner, though (no rsvps, drop in, casual, food and drinks, etc), and it went off really well
Post # 4
Sounds awesome, but I’d get more than 8 pizzas personally; unless they’re HUGE, I’m not convinced they’ll be enough (I’m tiny and can do a 10 inch pizza on my own lol)
Post # 5
It’s a cute idea! However, my husband and I have finished a pie ourselves, so I’d get extra just in case.
Post # 6
sounds good to me! that’s pretty much what we did for our rehearsal dinner. we just wanted something casual and laid back. it worked out really well.
maybe you could also buy a few bags of salad for those who may want something a little lighter 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: January 2012 - Vallecito Lake
We did a pizza party rehearsal dinner too! We got 20 pizzas from Dominos, I think we had a little over 30 people. We did have a little bit of leftovers, but nothing significant…so you may want to add some more pizzas. We also got breadsticks and my mom made some extra appetizers, and tapped a keg. It was so much fun, good choice 🙂
Post # 8
I think it sounds good.
You can alwas order a couple more pizzas 1/2 way through if you find you are running low.
Post # 9
Great idea, but even with sides and drinks I don’t think 8 pizzas will be enough for 30 people.
Post # 10
I think this is a great idea. I think a lot of what is nice for a guest about rehearsal dinner is that they get to have a whole weekend of fun, not just one afternoon. This is a great idea. I think you need more Food.
Post # 11
Thanks, everyone! I do agree that 8 pizzas sounds skimpy, but they are supposed to be the experts, right? You’d think they’d want to sell more pizza!
I’ll up the pizzas and reduce the sides and pop. I’m sure we can get pop (and salad, and maybe garlic bread) cheaper at the grocery store, anyway.
Post # 12
Great idea! I like cheese and green peppers on mine, please 🙂
Post # 13
I think it’s a great idea.
I’d order more pizzas though my SO and 2 boys eat a large pizza each.
I like the idea of giving out the welcome bags then too.