(Closed) Did you get to eat at your reception?!?!

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Did you get to eat at your reception?!?
    OMG!! NOOOO!! I was starving?!? : (8 votes)
    11 %
    I got a couple of bites in and wasn't a ravenous bride! : (28 votes)
    38 %
    My food was delicious!!!! I'm so glad I got to eat. :) : (38 votes)
    51 %
  • Post # 3
    4676 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I haven’t experienced this yet…  I have heard that you should ask the caterer to box up a meal or two (if this is possible)  for your hubby and you though so you can enjoy the meal the next day just in case! 

    Post # 4
    14498 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Nope, Darling Husband and I didn’t get the chance and I am still pissed about it.  Everytime we tried, someone needed something.  We ate hotdogs on the grill when we got home.

    Post # 5
    14344 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I didnt get many appetizers, my favorite part, but I definitely ate my whole dinner!

    Post # 6
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

    Yep! We showed up to the reception and made a b-line for the buffet. I was starving after the ceremony/two hours of picture taking, and I needed food asap. I didn’t get much of our cake, though, just the bite Darling Husband fed me during our cake cutting. 

    Post # 7
    630 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We were able to get dinner (buffet) and cake but I really didn’t feel like eating, so I didn’t enjoy it very much.

    Post # 8
    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Yeah, we had plenty of time to eat, but I didn’t eat much. I wasn’t hungry at all! The caterers were very attentive, but the attention was wasted on me!

    Post # 9
    466 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m not married yet but this is a huge concern of mine. I am hoping to avoid it by not having a bridal table. Fingers crossed sitting with my guests will mean I can still eat… otherwise, I am not afraid to talk with my mouth full if I have to haha

    Post # 10
    68 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Getting married in a month and this is one of my concerns! We’re having our reception at Lawry’s and I absolutely LOVE prime rib.. with creamed spinach on the side. GAME OVER. No joke, I’m almost as excited for the prime rib as I am to get married to the guy of my dreams haha. We’re going to be sitting at our own sweetheart table for dinner so I’m hoping we’ll be able to eat! Another concern? My super fitted dress isn’t going to be able to hold me in once I devour my meal! 

    Post # 11
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We ate. Right after the ceremony, the two of us went into a private room for a few minutes and they put out a HUGE buffet of apps. They thought all of our wedding party would be in there too…but no, just us! I didn’t actually eat any of it because I was too excited, but hubs ate all of it lol

    During the reception we had our own waitress, but she was really more like a servant! She did anything we needed and when it was time for dinner, she came and found us, dragged us to the sweetheart table and stood there until we ate something…she was like another mom! I was so glad I ate, though. I ate mostly protein through the day to avoid bloating, and then ate most of my dinner

    Post # 12
    278 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I am thankful that my Maid/Matron of Honor made me eat breakfast because I got back from taking pictures and had about 30 minutes and then people were coming in to clear us out of our reception area, I was a little pissed about that.  I got to eat a cupcake when we got home.

    Post # 13
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Darling Husband and I had ample time to eat. We had a buffet meal, but our caterer prepared plates for Darling Husband and I. So we were able to eat while everyone else was getting food. Then we could visit the tables while everyone else was eating.

    While I had ample time to eat, I ate almost nothing. The combo of adrenaline, nerves, the tight dress, and being the center of attention meant I just had NO appetite!

    Thankfully our caterer gave us the leftovers, so we had them for dinner the next night.

    Post # 14
    1319 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Not really. They put a spread of the food in the bride’s room for us to eat privately for a few minutes after the wedding, but we were still so wound up, we didn’t eat much. Halfway through the reception, we calmed down a bit, but had no chance to eat. But then we went to dinner and  didn’t eat much.

    I am still annoyed we didn’t get to enjoy the wedding food, but it wasn’t because we didn’t have time. Just too nervous/excited.

    Post # 15
    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Gah, I better get to eat more than a few bites. The one thing I made clear to Fiance and venue is that I was going to eat that food – Rawrstuffmyface! Yum!



    Post # 16
    866 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I didn’t eat anything. I wanted to — we were the first to get food, so it was there in front of me — but between feeling excited and my wedding gown’s corset that kept tightening, I could barely breathe, let alone eat. 

    I really, really wish I’d had something, but adrenaline kept me going for the most part. After I changed into a more comfy outfit for the after-party, I managed to have a few bites of food and cake and drink a glass of wine. That was the first thing I’d managed to consume since the welcome dinner!

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