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! 😅
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”.
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.
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.
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!
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).
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.
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!
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