Post # 1
So I’m having really awesome food at my wedding. Like, really really really awesome. I love to eat, and I love dinner parties. So my wedding is just a fancy dinner party.
And I’m starting to wonder if I won’t eat very much of it because I will be nervous, distracted, etc. I don’t know why this didn’t occur to me before… … Sigh.
Just wondering if anyone else had this same issue? I don’t want to barely touch my 4 course meal just to order room service later that night in bed because I’m starving.
We’re having a sweetheart table to hopefully help with that.
Post # 3
We had our bridal party and their dates sit around a long table with us. It was one of my fvorite parts of the day. It was just us and the people closest to us laughing and eating.
I refused to pay that much for a meal and not eat it.
Post # 4
we had great food so i wanted to make sure i ate (especially if i was drinking).
i unfortunately didn’t get any food at the cocktail party immediately following the ceremony. i was getting my dress bustled and all of the guests wanted my attention.
the dinner, however, was great. we sat at a table with our bridal party (4 of us total).
i find that usually the bride and groom don’t eat because someone is always making them kiss; tinkling of the glasses. we omitted that part. our mc told the guests that if they wanted to see us kiss, they would have to kiss first and then we would reciprocate. we only had 2 kisses and enjoyed the whole meal.
Post # 5
My husband and I couldn’t eat a thing. We actually ate in bed after everyone left! We had wayyy to much going on + nerves = no food.
Post # 6
I was so hungry by dinner time, and I pretty much inhaled my meal. Our food was delicious and wanted to try a little bit of everything. Honestly, I ate so much I had to split a small piece of cheesecake with husband, and didn’t have any of the actual wedding cake or the cupcakes.
Post # 7
I didn’t eat at all.
I was super nervous before the ceremony (got dressed holding a bowl “just in case” – I’m a nervous puker), then it was unbelieveably hot the day we got married. 45 minutes standing in direct sunlight for formals and I had to make a run for the bathroom.
By the time dinner was served I still didn’t feel like eating much. Just had a glass of ginger ale and a bun. And by the time I was feeling better, people wanted to chat.
I only ended up with a big piece of cake, and we ordered in pizza when we got back to our hotel. Pretty sad for the most expensive dinner I’ve ever bought.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I ate during cocktail hour and all 4 courses at dinner. No issues here. 🙂
Edit: We sat at the same table as all of our guests.
Post # 9
@SapphireSun: This sounds like me. I wouldn’t call myself a nervous puker but I’m definitely thinking I will be so uneasy that I won’t enjoy it. Thankfully my wedding is rather small but I hate being the center of attention so even 50 people is a lot.
I totally imagine myself drinking a 7up and just eating bread.
Post # 10
i was so upset. i couldn’t eat anything. every time i put food in my mouth it just seemed impossible to swallow.
it was bizarre.
i was able to eat in the morning as i was getting ready, at least.
i didn’t think i was nervous at my reception. for months i thought that on the day of my wedding i’d be a nervous wreck, but all morning i was fine. and as soon as i got in the limo to go to the ceremony i just got excited! that feeling lasted all day.
but once i got to the reception food was not happening for me. oh well. and of course that meant no booze, either 🙁
my leftovers made for a delicious lunch the next day, though!!
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
I agree with PPs. The food at our venue was AMAZING, but we were both too jittery to eat. It was so disappointing and we even moaned about it during dinner because everything looked so fabulous but the thought of eating another bite made us both sick. Waaaah, nerves!
Post # 12
We had a head table and everyone ate just fine. My DH and I sat there until we were completely finished though I was a little distracted by the alcohol because I was already 5 drinks in when we sat down for dinner. We didn’t get any of our cake though.
Post # 13
I ate some at my reception, but between nerves and visiting with guests it wasn’t as much as I thought I would. If you can ask your caterer to serve you one plate, and box a second for you to take home. Especially if you have 2 or more people who don’t show up that you still have to pay for, you could take a meal with you to enjoy when you’re more relaxed.
Post # 14
I ate less than I normally would because I felt like nothing else would fit in my dress, didn’t have room
Post # 15
I ate everything (our food was sooo good), but I actually had an issue drinking due to nerves. I only had 4 small glasses of wine the whole day and I expected to at least get buzzed at my wedding but that was a no.
Post # 16
@SapphireSun: Hah! I don’t know if my SIL felt sick at her wedding, but she definitely didn’t get enough food and ordered a pizza when she got to hotel too. The delivery guy thought it was the coolest thing ever when she answered the door in her dress.