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Love pizza as much as your fiancé? Us too. Turns out, there are super easy and fun ways to serve pizza at your wedding reception — regardless of how casual or formal your wedding might be. From the cocktail hour to a late-night snack, from passed appetizers to a make-your-own-pizza station, here are six creative ways to serve the beloved grub at your wedding.
1. DIY Pizza Bar
Have your guests get their hands dirty with a DIY pizza bar. Let them pick toppings, cheese, and even the sauce. You can do this as the main dish or just as an ongoing option throughout the night.
2. Late-Night Snack
As the party goes on and guests sweat off some calories on the dance floor, offer a late-night snack of pizza slices. Either order in from your favorite local pizza place or coordinate with the venue to have them bring out some pies at midnight.
3. Passed App
Who says you need to have trays of fancy hors dourves during cocktail hour? Instead of formal finger food, offer different kinds of pizza squares as an appetizer option.
Because everything tastes better in chocolate, right? Forgo the mozzarella and tomato sauce and serve up a lip-smacking dessert pizza — a chocolate base, some strawberry jam, slices of bananas... yum! Feel free to think super outside-the-box with your caterer on this sweet treat.
5. To Go
Wondering what to box up and give your guests as a take home party favor? Give them something they can munch on during their commute home or back in their hotel rooms. Fill up to-go boxes with mini slices or squares of pizza and have the venue keep them warm until the night ends.
6. Sub for Dinner Rolls
Instead of serving bread and butter with the salad course, put a cheesy flatbread on the table, cut into squares for your guests to share. Trust us: Nobody will complain about starting their night off with a good slice.
Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.