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Food for day of wedding?

Sierra, on September 5, 2021 at 10:01 AM Posted in Planning 1 18
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I’ve seen several posts on here regarding what to provide for bridal party for food while getting ready. I know I don’t want to do bagels or anything too expensive! Thoughts? And brides what did you eat? I can never eat much when I’m anxious/nervous! 😅

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Latest activity by Megan, on September 9, 2021 at 4:14 PM
  • Rebelle Fleur
    Rockstar July 2021
    Rebelle Fleur ·
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    We ordered a couples pies of pizza … and had some champagne to wash it down 😂.


    You can do a nice charcuterie board, a full breakfast spread…. Have light snacks like cookies, chips, pretzels…. Whatever you think your girls will like.
    But everyone likes pizza so I just went with pizza. It’s quick, filling, not messy and will hold you over until cocktail hour. I had an evening wedding so this was “lunch”.
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  • Sydney
    Dedicated October 2021
    Sydney ·
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    We are planning to get sandwiches and lemonade from Panera! I don’t want anything too messy. I need to feed my 2 make up artists and 7 bridesmaids and me
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  • Thinn
    Devoted September 2021
    Thinn ·
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    I’m ordering breakfast from a local restaurant. Providing fruits and juices for lighter options
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  • B
    Super July 2017
    Becky ·
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    We had (in each of the getting ready areas) antipasto platters and cheese platters (from Publix) and cookies (from Costco) and I want to say we did a fruit platter, but it's been a while lol, plus a variety of beverages, including soda and wine. I wanted to make sure that everyone could have something to eat that would hold them through until dinner.

    I, too, have a tendency toward nervous tummy, but having munchie type things made it easier, because I was able to grab bites as I went and not have to have a plate of food staring me in the face (if that makes sense).

    Make sure you have plenty of nonalcoholic beverages, even if you're going to have wine/beer/champagne available - you don't want to be half plotzed walking down the aisle.

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  • Lisa
    Super October 2021
    Lisa ·
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    I’m going to get bagels & cream cheese, a fruit platter, cracker/meat/cheese or sandwich platters & maybe yogurt. Also some mimosas & coffee. Shouldn’t cost more than $100.
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  • Ellen
    Devoted October 2021
    Ellen ·
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    We’re getting ready with makeup artist at 11. Not sure what to get so following this thread. Maybe wraps water salad and juice from Panera.
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  • CountryBride
    VIP April 2022
    CountryBride ·
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    We are planning on getting fruit and veggies trays along with champagne as we are getting ready

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  • Ellen
    Devoted October 2021
    Ellen ·
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    Actually this sounds good. I’m staying at the hotel day before. Where to store it though. I think I’ll have a fridge in there.
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  • Marshaya
    Dedicated April 2022
    Marshaya ·
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    I know Starbucks coffee and lemon loaf will be in the room with bagels and cream cheese
    I'll pick up a meat and cracker with fresh fruit tray also..
    Yes and wine
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  • Rosie
    Rockstar February 2022
    Rosie ·
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    I arranged for sweet and savoury grazing boxes with fruit, cheese, crackers, chocolates etc to be delivered to the house we're getting ready at, since it's somewhat rural and not really easy to walk up the road and grab something.

    If it had been a hotel I probably just would have ordered room service!

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  • Vicky
    VIP January 2020
    Vicky ·
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    Make sure you have food with protein and that you have enough for the number of meals you're going to be together with your wedding party getting ready (e.g. if your wedding is at 4 and you're getting ready starting at 9:30, you need to serve both breakfast and lunch).

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  • Melissa
    Dedicated March 2022
    Melissa ·
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    I am having a smoothie in the morning and my MOH and I are going to have food delivered to the room for me, her, and our beauty team
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  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    We had a cheese and fruit plate, and then a pizza party, and my MOH made sure there was some chocolate lying around.

    We had a very chill hang out/party, basically.

    Just... remember your toothbrush. I forgot mine, but thankfully DH thinks garlic is the perfume of the gods.

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  • E
    Dedicated August 2023
    Elly ·
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    Protein and carbohydrates. You also have to make sure that there are some healthy fats in there too, or else your body will not feel full.

    Grilled meat kebabs or cocktail shrimp pair well with veggies.
    Scrambled eggs with pico de gallo, black beans, a couple slivers of bacon work nicely too as a breakfast option.

    Hot green tea or lemon tea with lemongrass and ginger also help one to feel refreshed, awake, and hydrated.

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  • Rylie
    Savvy May 2022
    Rylie ·
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    Do brunch like stuff. My wedding is in May and we are leaning to have the ceremony around 1. I dont eat a whole lot of food when nervous and anxious. Fruit and veggie trays is light and tasty enough. Perhaps some nuts and like some gatorade and coffee. I know I'll be a nervous wreck so having a light spread will be better than forcing down heavy food.
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  • B
    Devoted August 2022
    Bride2Be ·
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    I plan on getting Jimmy johns catered! They’ll make mini sandwiches that the whole party and planners can eat and hold us over! My venue also comes with fridges stocked with wine and cheese platters for us!
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  • Ingrid
    Dedicated September 2022
    Ingrid ·
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    Also doing brunch style as our ceremony is late afternoon. The guys we are ordering more lunch type foods chicken and sandwiches and donuts from the local grocery store. The girls we will have Panera with fruits- lighter things and food that won't be as messy (nothing with sauces)

    You could always ask your bridal party likes or dislike/allergies too

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  • Megan
    Just Said Yes February 2023
    Megan ·
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    My best friend just got married and she served little heart shaped sandwiches and veggie with champagne it was very cute and simple

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