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Opinions on BBQ?

I'm posting in local because I value you Texas girls opinions and BBQ is a lot more common around here. 

I've seen some recommendations for CRO Catering so FI and I looked through their menu and he is leaning towards their BBQ catering from Good Eats with Beef Brisket, Chicken and two sides, rolls, tea, etc...  We thought with our budget etc we'd only be able to do hour'dourves but this complete meal is well within our range so now I'm second guessing...

My question is, what are your thoughts on doing BBQ buffett at a reception? Too messy? Tacky?
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    edited December 2011

    I think it is totally fine.   I would say that it conducts a more casual atmosphere for your reception, so if that is what you are going for then I say go for it. Sounds like fun to me!

    My venue is doing our food, so I can't personally provide any insight to Good Eats or CRO.

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    fallbride1109fallbride1109 member
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    edited December 2011
    The last wedding I went to was catered by Sonny Bryan's.  It was at the Chestnut Square reception place in McKinney.  I don't remember having any trouble with it and I certainly didn't think it was tacky.

    As long as it fits the overall theme of your wedding and venue, I think it's fine.  I mean, if you were getting married at the Ritz-Carlton and served BBQ I would think it was weird.  Otherwise, I think it's just fine.  Do what your budget allows for.
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    edited December 2011
    I honestly think BBQ really depends on the theme and style of your reception.  If your reception is more laid back, then I think it's appropriate.  If you're trying to go for more elegant, then I don't think it really fits.
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    BanannaPBanannaP member
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    edited December 2011
    Maybe I'm just hungry for lunch, but barbecue sounds fantastic. I've been to a wedding with barbecue, it was in a rustic lodge-type place so it really worked. I think barbecue says fun and laid-back.
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    edited December 2011
    We had BBQ and it wasn't messy at all but then again I was being super careful.
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    juliebug1997juliebug1997 member
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    edited December 2011
    I think BBQ is fine.  Someone will also say something bad about it being cheap/messy/etc but most of us will agree that it's fine.
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    edited December 2011

    I think as long as you're not serving up ribs, then you're fine.
    I would honestly eat any type of buffet at a wedding....it's food....it's free...I'm hungry...who cares?

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    edited December 2011
    Thanks so much for the input ladies!  I think we finally have a catering winner.  :)  The reception is at Chestnut Square (so funny you mentioned that stephiehall) so we're definitely going more casual and fun.  As for it being messy, my MOH said she's get me a beautiful bib if I feel its necessary lol.  Thanks again for the input, always so helpful!
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    BanannaPBanannaP member
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    edited December 2011
    Just make sure your MOH has shout wipes or a tide pen handy. Someone hugged my friend at her wedding and got marinara sauce on her dress. She's pretty fussy about her appearance, so it could have been bad. But, we caught it right away and it came out.
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    edited December 2011
    I think BBQ is a great idea.  I love BBQ and we're actually having our rehearsal dinner at Sonny Bryan's and they had an amazing deal!  Definitely check them out b/c their pricing came with 3 meats, 2 sides, rolls and cobbler :)  Plus, Sonny Bryan's BBQ is yummy!
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    amberproamberpro member
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    edited December 2011
    My brother has BBQ at his wedding and it was a big hit.  It was a casual reception and fit with the venue and feel of things.  I say look at the big picture of your reception.  If it fits with the feel you are going for, go for it.  Yummy!
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