Post # 1
Has anyone used a caterer to bring snacks or finger food to the bridal party while getting ready the morning of the wedding? We’re getting our make up and hair done in an on-site suite which has kitchen facilities, but I was thinking of getting a finger sandwich/maybe breakfast food/fruit/cheese platter so we have something to snack on while getting ready and before we start taking photos. Did you buy your own, use a caterer, etc? Thanks!
Post # 2
rittenhousenewbee: thats what my husband did, he ordered a big sandwich platter and had drinks at the house for the GM. For my BMs, we were at a salon and with the bridal package, also comes a breakfast platter (bagels, fruits, coffee) and mimosas free of charge.
Post # 3
We just ordered a bunch of food from a restaurant down the street, but a tray of sandwiches and finger foods sound like a good idea too.
Post # 4
rittenhousenewbee: We got a meet and cheese tray from a local deli and just had that out with crackers and rolls all day for people to snack on.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
rittenhousenewbee: Probably be buying some platters from the grocery store. Don’t want anyone to get hungry (also it is easy to forget to eat – which is what happened at one wedding I was in). Really good idea!
Post # 6
We were at a hotel, so we just used room service.
In your case, I would get some cheese and crackers, fruit, veggies, or something else light for snacking. Be careful with dips, as they can spill much easier and could stain!
Post # 7
We got sandwich trays made at a local grocery store, one for the guys and one for the girls.
Post # 8
We arranged for lunch buffets for both groups. My girls and I got ready in a seperate conference room of the hotel we were married in so that we’d have space to spread out. We had fancy finger sandwiches, a few different salads, cheese and crackers, veggies and dip and mimosas. The guys had a selection of wraps and subs, chips, salads and beer. Our bridal party was well fed.
Post # 9
rittenhousenewbee: My mom brought us breakfast and my MOH made a snack basket! It was inexpensive and perfect for what we needed. There was no leftovers that anyone had to clean up and no wasted food.
Post # 10
We just had a bunch of fruit and pastries for anybody who wanted it. My husband went out on the morning of and brought it back to the house.
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN
My mother in law brought the leftovers from rehearsal dinner. (Don Pablos) It was messier than I would have liked, but my mom brought a veggie tray and a big jar of Nutella and pretzels. I think I are one bite of a chicken taco and a couple carrot sticks. And that was all I had all day, minus breakfast and when DH and I got to our apartment after the wedding, we ordered pizza.
I think something like a veggie tray or cheese and cracker tray would suffice.
Post # 12
We are getting starbucks drinks, liption ice tea bottles, water and subway platters.
Post # 13
I’m getting a tray of sandwiches from a local deli or the grocery store (haven’t decided yet). Getting one for where the girls are getting ready and another for where the guys are getting ready.
Post # 14
I have the same set up with a suite with a kitchen area and everything. I am just going to run out the night before and pick up some catering platters from the grocery store with some fruit and some pastrys and ill just have the hotel send up some coffee and OJ for everyone.
Post # 15
Thanks ladies – love all the ideas. We actually have the bridal suite at the vineyard we’re getting married at, which is basically a small house with a separate make up studio room, so room service isn’t an option and why we will DEFINITELY need food because they have generously offered bottles of vino while we prep haha). I’m inclined to get lunch buffets – I like @ilovebacon’s idea of finger sandwiches, a few different salads, cheese and crackers, veggies and dip and mimosas.