How many weddings have you been to where you genuinely enjoyed the food? Yes, the food is usually fine, but oftentimes it’s an afterthought given the circumstances. However, when a wedding has spectacular food catered, it becomes an even greater occasion. This is why you should be open to otherwise non-traditional catering options at a wedding, like barbecue.

A crowd-pleaser, like barbeque, also known as BBQ, relaxes your guests and makes everyone happy. It’s also a food that is commonly eaten with your hands, like wings, which takes some of the formalness that can sometimes dominate weddings. This relaxes everyone and can create a great party atmosphere for the wedding reception.

BBQ is also a versatile food, so no one will be left out. You have BBQ specials like wings, ribs, brisket, and sausages. These commonly come in the form of beef, chicken, and pork, but they’re not limited to those three types of meat at all. There is also a great variety of sides in the BBQ world, such as mac and cheese, baked beans, cornbread, collard greens, and mashed potatoes. There’s something for everyone.

When you have a special event, such as a wedding, it’s important to not get caught up in making everything perfect. Perfection is not attainable and striving for it can lead to making mistakes like catering food you don’t want simply because it’s more traditional. If smoked meats, tangy and sweet sauces, and juicy meats are what you want to eat at your wedding, then that’s what you should cater to. Special events only come around so many times and your wedding is your day.

There’s a wide range of catering options for any event, whether it is a holiday party, office party, or wedding. However, BBQ has been widely overlooked in this industry, largely due to the fact it is already associated with other occasions. Barbecue is for backyard parties, tailgates, and sits as a cultural staple of American cuisine. However, with the worldwide catering market in the midst of 4% growth in a five-year period it’s no shock at things like BBQ and wings have become widely catered and loved options.