Want to find a great-tasting way to tie in your Southern heritage to your big day? Barbeque is a fabulous option for brides who are looking for a reception meal that tastes good, looks good, and is better on the budget!

 

I talked with Marlowe Whittaker, the Catering Sales Manager for Knoxville catering company and restaurant Dead End BBQ, to learn about three tempting reasons to use delicious barbecue for wedding catering.

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1. Barbecue has the potential to be much more affordable than other wedding catering options.

The expenses for a wedding can escalate rather quickly. If you’ve got your heart set on a gorgeous top-of-the-line gown and have always dreamed on saying your vows in that swanky ultra-chic hotel, your wedding catering may be a little farther down the list of things you want to spend top-dollar on.

 

Typical barbecue items are more commonly found and are easier to cook than other catering options. Marlowe explains that since so many people are looking to save money in these tricky economic times, using barbecue for your wedding catering can be the perfect solution wanting a tasty reception meal that won’t break the bank.

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2. Using barbecue for your wedding catering is a great way to connect to a Southern heritage.

You don’t have to have been born in the South to enjoy great-tasting food, but the southern region of the U.S. does have a certain flair for providing some amazing barbecue.

 

Marlowe tells us that that the Southern Country theme for weddings has become more and more prevalent for brides in Tennessee. Brides love being able to tie in their southern heritage in any way possible for the big day!

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3. Barbecue is a meal all of your guests will be able to enjoy.

After they enjoy watching you walk down the aisle and say “I do,” your guests get to look forward to further celebration at the wedding reception. Of course, part of the fun includes the food! To avoid having your guests having to dance on empty stomachs, go for wedding catering that is sure to be a hit with all.

 

Marlowe explains that since barbecue is a comfort food, it’s a meal many of the guests will like. She encourages brides not to shy away from barbecue as wedding catering because they worry it’s not formal enough for the event’s meal. Just be sure to check with your caterer to see if they’re able to customize your catering to the style of your wedding. That way, whether you’re into paper plates and plastic forks or prefer a nice spread set up on a buffet table, your barbeque meal will be a success!

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With an amazing catering team that has almost 20 years combined experience in the catering/restaurant industry, Dead End BBQ would love to help cater your big day! They’re involved in every step of the process – from the initial planning to serving the actual food the day of the event. To learn more about their wonderful catering service, take a look at Dead End BBQ’s website, and also be sure to connect with them on Facebook and Twitter. Give Marlowe a call at (865) 212-5655, and tell her The Pink Bride sent you!

 

All photos courtesy of Dead End BBQ’s Facebook page.