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Alyssa
Super September 2019

Bridal Party Food on the Wedding Day

Alyssa, on March 19, 2019 at 12:19 PM

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Did you guys serve your bridal party food during the morning/afternoon while getting ready? If you did, what did you serve them?

Did you guys serve your bridal party food during the morning/afternoon while getting ready? If you did, what did you serve them?

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  • Alyssa
    Super September 2019
    Alyssa ·
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    I didn't think of it either until it was brought to my attention. Now I'm a little stressed lol

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  • C
    Savvy April 2019
    Casey ·
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    I'm taking my girls out to breakfast in the AM before hair & makeup then afterwards when we are getting our dresses on, we'll have fruit/veggie tray, cheese & crackers, and light snacks.


    For me, I know I HAVE to eat during the day or else I can get really sick. So I want to make sure everyone is feeling their best!

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  • Danielle
    Master June 2019
    Danielle ·
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    My wedding hasn't happened yet, but I definitely plan to and recommend serving food while getting ready. Depending on the time of day, you can do a brunch spread or sandwiches.

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  • Courtney
    Master December 2019
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    On the morning of a friend's wedding her mom went to the grocery store and picked up meat/cheese, veggie, and fruit platters for us. They were easy to munch on while getting hair and make up done without the risk of spilling. That with some waters and juices we were good to go and it carried us through to dinner service.

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  • earias
    Champion December 2017
    earias ·
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    Don't forget to give yourself and your wedding party plenty of time to get ready. My wedding also started at 3 p.m. but we had to start getting ready by 9 a.m. for hair and makeup and I only had 3 bridesmaids. If you have more people you will need to allow more time. I had breakfast and lunch available.

    OP, you will definitely want food available for your wedding party, including the guys. Depending on what time you're all getting ready this may include both breakfast and lunch. You will want to have substantive food so people don't pass out from hunger or get overly drunk from drinking on an empty stomach but light enough so it doesn't bog people down. We had croissants, fruit and cheese for breakfast and sandwiches and wraps for lunch. For beverages we had juice, champagne (ingredients for mimosas), coffee, tea, and water.

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  • Erica
    Dedicated April 2019
    Erica ·
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    I will be serving my girls lunch as we will be getting ready from 9AM-1:30PM. I've been in wedding parties before where we were given sandwiches or subs, it doesn't have to be anything fancy. We'll probably just order in from room service, although maybe I'll have someone run out to a deli.

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  • Janet
    Dedicated June 2019
    Janet ·
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    There's an ADORABLE breakfast spot close to our venue. They do everything from baked goods to healthy buddha bowls (veggie bowls with quinoa and tahini - light, nutritious and perfect for getting ready).


    Otherwise, ordering some bulk items from Costco or Sams sounds like a great idea.

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    Me neither! I need protein. 😁 Breakfast burritos cut up if breakfast, meat & cheese/cracker tray or 1/2 sandwiches if lunch. I’d die if just bagels or pizza. ☹️
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  • Heather
    Super April 2019
    Heather ·
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    We are getting ready around breakfast time so I’m getting a mixed breakfast danish tray from Sam’s as well as come cheese fruit veggies and crackers
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  • Becca
    Expert July 2019
    Becca ·
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    Definitely have something available and make sure YOU eat! We had breakfast burritos my mom made available while we got ready for my sister's wedding. Because we got ready at the house, there were lots of options. I was in a wedding and wasn't fed. It was outside in 90 degree weather... you can imagine how light headed we all were, including the bride. So many times people don't eat before their wedding (as the bride) and then you combine that with the nerves or emotions, and people can get really light headed. Also make sure everyone drinks lots of water!

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  • Amanda
    Master December 2020
    Amanda ·
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    I definately will be! Plan to make a whole breakfast buffet like bagels, scones, mimosas, hot and cold, etc! Maybe an hor deurvs station for "lunch". Here's my inspo pics

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  • Future Mrs. Danger
    Expert November 2019
    Future Mrs. Danger ·
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    I have been wondering how other people handle this. Thanks for asking this question. Will definitely have a light lunch.
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  • Amanda
    VIP December 2020
    Amanda ·
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    Our ceremony won't be until 6:30pm so we will have a whole day of food for our wedding party. Breakfast will be light as we are creating a wedding 5K for our wedding party (lots of runners in our group) with a heavier lunch in the afternoon (to absorb the champagne). I don't want my girls passing out on us or getting hangry. Here's the "menu" I'm thinking of in advance.

    Breakfast - Bagels and fruit, coffee and juices and also post run mimosa's.

    Lunch - Variety of salad's, light sandwiches, fruits, veggies and also some pre-wedding cocktails.


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  • SummerBrideInAutumn
    VIP October 2019
    SummerBrideInAutumn ·
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    You should definitely serve them food if you’ll be getting ready with them for more than a couple hours. I’m doing a full-day rental of the bridal suite at my venue. They include breakfast, lunch, and a light snack right before the ceremony. I’ve been in many weddings and the bride has always provided food. I’d be pretty grumpy otherwise!
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  • Frankie
    Beginner September 2019
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    WOW didnt know chic fil a did that!! Great idea Smiley smile

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  • Sara
    Super October 2019
    Sara ·
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    Ha - name and wedding month twin! Agreed about hangriness being a legitimate issue. I think we'll end up squeezing in brunch/lunch/grazing post hair and makeup and pre getting dressed. Definitely something light!

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  • HayMrsO
    Master October 2018
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    We got married in a small beach town that really doesn't have all the amenities of Panera or any other large chain place we could get decent sandwiches or trays without driving for an hour. Luckily our venue was a home that we were staying at. The night before, I put 2 pork shoulder roasts in crock pots (that I brought along) and we had pulled pork the next day. There was an army of people to feed (people helping to set up, families, vendors) so I knew it needed to be something substantial for our hungry guys! It worked out well for the "gluten free" people as well, they just ate it without the bun.

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  • maryann
    Expert June 2019
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    100 Days away, but yes I do plan on doing a sandwich tray and probably a fruit tray for both parties. I know everyone is going to be busy running around need to make sure everyone eats..

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  • Kylee
    Dedicated June 2019
    Kylee ·
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    I’m planning on getting them a small breakfast and some sub sandwiches for lunch before or after pictures! I have low blood sugar, so it’s a must for me to that up, especially on my wedding day! 💍👰🏼
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  • Justine
    Super July 2019
    Justine ·
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    We are either doing Jimmy Johns sandwiches or Chick fil a platters! My aunt will be picking them up for us. The guys I think are just going to eat somewhere together, while us girls get ready at the venue and will eat there.

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