Types of food for bridal party while getting ready?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
5351 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I had a bunch of croissants and an assortment of lunchmeants and cheeses to build your own sandwich, with fruit on the side. And mimosas of course. 🙂 

Post # 4
6948 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Sadiepoo:  Continental breakfast if it’s early- mimosa, juice, coffee, pasteries, fruit. If it’s extending into lunch and they aren’t eating until dinner I’d add some finger sandwiches and veggies to the mix. 

Post # 5
22124 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

We had sandwiches catered in from Panera for lunch, and then we also had some fruit to much on between photos on the ceremony. And lots of bottled water!

A hungry bridal party isn’t the happiest of bridal parties, so I definitely recommend making sure they’re fed! 🙂

Post # 6
135 posts
Blushing bee

Give them a full and satisfying lunch (nothing messy).  I was STARVING by the time 6:00 rolled around because of just fruits, cheeses, and deli meats.  I had to steal favors (biscotti) to avoid barfing (granted, I’m 9 weeks pregnant).  On that topic, just in case one of them is pregnant, offer something with protein that isn’t fish or lunch meat.

Post # 7
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Bagels and peanut butter were my saving grace on wedding day! I’d do bagels, cream cheese, peanut butter, fruit, and mimosas! Maybe muffins?

Post # 8
1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Sadiepoo:  I think you should do muffins and fruit or something light for breakfast and then maybe a sandwich tray and chips around lunch time. Also have some water, juice, sodas on hand. I have always been appreciative of this when asked to spend the day with the bridal party to get ready.

I was recently a part of one wedding and the bride said there would be snacks and drinks… thankfully I ate breakfast because all we had was water, champagne (I am pregnant boo!) and a couple bags of chips to share. We were starving by the time the reception came!

Post # 9
1397 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We did fruits, bagels and cream cheese.  Along with other snacks like nuts.

Post # 10
3948 posts
Honey bee

We did bagels, fruit, mimosas, water, coffee for breakfast

And had sandwiches brought in for lunch-deli meats, crackers, veggies.


We were in the suit getting hair/makeup from 8-1 so the girls appreciated having snacks to munch on all day.

Post # 11
238 posts
Helper bee

at the salon we had coffee, juice, water, muffins, and fruit.  

getting ready at the church we had snack foods and the leftovers from the AM.  

Post # 12
2047 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Sadiepoo:  We had muffins and doughnuts and bagels etc with mimosas at the salon. Our ceremony was early because it was in a church and someone already booked the latest slot at 230….so ours went right over lunchtime…so…I ordered trays of sandwiches and chips etc from a local supermarket (some for the house when family went back to relax, and the other half on the limo for us while we were doing pics).

We were RAVAGING once we got away from the church/everyone after the ceremony…it was seriously silent for a while in the limo because of eating lol. DEFINATLY do not forget food…you will need it!! (your not gonna be able to eat much for lunch even if your ceremony is late afternoon…..nerves….fear of possible food baby before everyone see’s you in all your glory lol)


Post # 13
1162 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Our venue is providing a drinks for us while we are getting ready. My Dad is going to get one of those giant subs from subway and bring it to us along with some munchies like cheese, chips, and fruite. 

Post # 14
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

What if it’s later in the day and BMs are only arriving an hour or two before the ceremony which is at 5pm?  Should we order a few of the hors d’euerves be sent to the room?  We won’t be getting dinner until 7pm at the earliest.  There will definitely be some champagne!

Post # 15
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We will have continental breakfast spread provided by the hotel and then I am planning on bringing in light tea sandwiches and a fruit and cheese tray for our lunch. Ceremony is at 2:30pm and it is an hour, so I dont’ want my BMs and our moms to be starving. 

For the guys I plan on more substantial sandwiches, chips and a fruit tray.

Post # 16
8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

We got ready from 9AM-2PM. I had a mimosa bar for my girls. The venue had pastries, fruit platters, cheese platters, and crackers. They also had coffee and tea and water. For lunch, we had chicken caesar salads.

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