Pizza has a well-deserved reputation for being a party food. It’s a staple at birthday parties. A go-to for corporate lunch parties. And the main course at the after-parties. But when it comes to weddings, pizza isn’t the first food that comes to mind for many soon-to-be brides and grooms. And those couples who don’t stop to consider a few pies are — unfortunately — missing out on what could be a deliciously fun time. After all, pizza is one of the ultimate romantic foods. Dean Martin sang it best: “When the moon hits the eye, like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.”
Here’s why you should consider ordering pizza as the main course at your wedding reception:
It’s A Crowd-Pleaser And Customizable
Weddings often bring together a diverse group of people from all over. Finding a menu that pleases everyone’s tastes buds can be difficult. Pizza, on the other hand, is a universally beloved dish. It’s a crowd-pleaser, easily customizable and the perfect social food. Just be sure to have pizza varieties that appease everyone’s dietary restrictions and preferences. (Vegetarian and gluten-free options are advisable.)
It Stands Out
If you ever attended a wedding, then you’re likely used to communicating your preference for chicken, beef or fish for the dinner reception. And while those are perfectly adequate options, it’s also expected and can be played out — especially if your guests have frequented many a wedding. Pizza is alternatively an unexpected, but popular, dinner food for a wedding reception. A beautifully decorated pizza bar or an elegant gourmet pizza buffet filled with classic and original pies will pleasantly surprise — and more than satiate the appetites of — your families and friends.
It Can Be A Budget Conscious Decision
Weddings are notoriously expensive. From booking a venue to buying a wedding dress — all of nuptials-related expenses can add up fast. But you don’t need to spend oodles of money to have a good time and a delicious meal. Pizza can be a more budget-conscious catering alternative than other catering options. Every penny counts.
Other Ways To Incorporate Pizza Into Your Wedding Aside From The Reception
Rehearsal dinner: Kick off your wedding celebrations with a rehearsal dinner that features pizza as the main menu item.
Pre-reception dinner snacks: The cocktail hour is a critical part of the whole wedding experience — and pizza appetizers will be sure to get your guests in a party mood.
After-party reception: Weddings can be a long affair, filled with lots of socializing and dancing. It’s a smart move to have pizzas delivered in the later hours of the night to keep guests fueled through the celebration and grooving for a long time
— Melanie Lawder