Day of/ getting ready meal

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had about 12 women getting ready in my suite, and we had Subway. I don’t think it would be too soggy… maybe you could hold the mayo/mustard/dressing? I would just consider how much food you’d need and if it would fit in the hotel fridge. Maybe someone could bring a cooler for champagne and overflow sandwiches?

I don’t even remember if I got to eat while getting ready. I do remember lettuce and olives ALL OVER and leaving for the venue praying housekeeping would be back before my new husband and I returned. Haha! I think my aunt stopped by the front desk to make sure. It was all sparkly upon our return. 

Post # 4
coyoteBee
2051 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

We just ran to a grocery store the night before and bought cold cuts/rolls/condiments. Everyone put together their own sandwiches right before we got dressed. That might help with the soggy problem if you’re interested in doing something like that!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Let’s see, instead of sandwiches, how about a cheese, meat and veggie platter?  With crackers and maybe little toasts as well?  It’s like deconstructed sandwiches so they dont get soggy.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We were fairly hungover from the rehearsal dinner and ordered a bunch of greasy room service food.  

If you can, I’d try to get something delivered to wherever you are getting ready so you guys can all eat.  You will definitely be starving and need sometihng! 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

I had a mimosa and a power bar — the kind with extra protein. that’s literally all I could choke down!

I put out stuff for people to make sandwiches, but they barely touched it. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

My hotel had a complimentary breakfast, which I definitely hit up the morning of, and my MOH brought me a croissant and frappuccino from Starbucks.  And then I don’t think I ate anything until after the ceremony, after the family photos, when the caterer brought out some appetizers.  I was kind of starving, but couldn’t eat much because my dress was so tight!  And when it came to dinner it just looked like I barely picked at my plate, since nothing would fit.  So definitely try to have some little snacks around, especially if your dress will be tight!  It’s hard to eat much at any one time…

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Sa7208:  We are doing a subway tray and I am getting all of my bms and mohs favorute snack or candy to go with. (I sent a survey and one girls favorite snack is sausage?! So candy it is hahaha) We also have a breakfast free from the hotel in the morning but I know I never eat breakfast so I wanted to plan on a more substantial lunch. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I had alot of water and fruit and cheese.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I had pancakes with apple and bacon for breakfast which was a big meal. I didn’t really eat lunch due to being too nervous, but my Dad had brought sandwiches with him. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

For the morning my mother made cinnamon buns and bacon. For lunch we had lasagna and cesar salad (the ceremony was at 2, so we had plenty of time to eat and brush our teeth)

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Keeping it simple. Sandwich tray from subway.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I ordered a deli platter of cold cuts and picked up rolls, condiments, etc.  I picked up the extra stuff the day before and had a friend (not in the wedding party) pick up the deli tray from the grocery store in the mid-morning.  Then we all made sandwiches before getting dressed… and everyone also could brush their teeth, reapply lipstick (before heading off to bridal party pics).

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

I didn’t feel like eating because I was too nervous before the ceremony but my mom made me have something. She had trays of sandwiches, cheese, meat, fruit, etc. out for my bridesmaids so I just picked at that and had half a can of gingerale to settle my stomach. 

I didn’t eat much at dinner because I was too excited and busy looking around, talking to my guests, etc.

I was starving by the time we got to our hotel at the end of the night, but it was too late for room service! So we ate some chocolates and drank champagne haha. Let me say we ordered a huge breakfast from room service the next morning!

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