Post # 1
I was just wondering what everyone did/is doing for lunch for their wedding party on the day of the wedding? I don’t have a ton of money to spend, but I want to provide a good meal because my ceremony doesn’t start until 5PM (and I know I’d hate to be stuck taking photos and stuff all day without eating).
Suggestions are welcome. 🙂
Post # 3
We are having breakfast at the hotel (staying there Friday night, it is out of town for everyone), which has a full hot buffet and then getting Jimmy John’s sandwiches for lunch. They are easy to eat, everyone can get what they want, not too expensive, and FAST.
I’ll also have snacks around the salon/room while we are getting ready. We will all be eating dinner by 6:45.
Post # 4
I ordered catering from a local deli – big salad, selection of mini sandwiches, fruit, veg and hummus, cookies. I will also have a selection of beverages – sparkling water, juice, wine/champagne and teas. We are starting to get ready at 9 AM and not getting picked up until 3:30
Post # 5
I’m providing bagels, cream cheese, OJ & champagne at the salon where the bridesmaids & I are getting our hair done starting at 9am (shouldn’t be more than $30). Then we have wraps, salads, chips, cookies, and fruit tray coming from a local deli starting at 1pm for lunch before pictures (they are charging us $15 a person – but that’s in NY which tends to be expensive).
Post # 6
I haven’t decided yet if we will get ready at my house or a hotel. I will definitely have a big breakfast and something for lunch because I get quite queasy and weak when I’m hungry, so I wouldn’t do that to my girls either!
Post # 7
I havent decided yet either but definitely want to have something substantial. I was thinking sandwhiches, salads, desserts and drinks. A few ideas friends did; one had quishe- it went over really well. Pluse her mom made them ahead so all we had to do was take them out of the freezer the night before. Another friend, we were at a hotel so we had breakfast included and then were all responsible to go get our own food-I really wish they had provided something though cause it was really busy. Another idea- a frozen lasagna, or something you can pop in the oven while you’re getting ready.
Post # 8
My sister and my grandfather’s wife went and picked up pastries for the morning. We had fresh fruits (grapes, cherries, and berries), juice, coffee, and champagne to drink. For lunch, we ordered sandwiches and chips from a deli. Nobody went hungry, for sure.
Post # 9
For my sisters wedding we had breakfast at her mil house at 7am, coffee, bagels & fruit. For lunch we ordered sandwiches, chips & veggies. It was pretty cheap. We also had some chocolates.
Post # 10
We had a BBQ rehearsal dinner (Canadian BBQ just means food cooked on the BBQ not like, brisket/pulled pork), so the bridesmaids and I had mimosas and leftover food from that. Leftover roast beef and chicken that we made sandwiches with, with salads and fruit. Ceremony was at 2:30, and dinner wasn’t until 6, so for pictures the groomsmen were carrying a small soft side cooler with water, chocolate bars and fruit (and beer, but that wasn’t approved by me or the venue).
Post # 11
My MoH and I had breakfast together in my suite and then my SILs, mom, MIL, and grandma came in to get ready. I ordered salads and sandwiches for us to munch on. It ended up working out well in spite of the hotel being a pain in the butt about it. They were trying to insist I go through the catering department even though I’d already tried that and they said I couldn’t vbe cause I didn’t order in advance.
the food before the wedding was the one hiccup on my wedding day and it wasn’t even that bad.
i have no idea what my husband and the guys did but I’m assuming they ate since my husband eats every 3hours.
Post # 12
Yeah we will probably order pizza, it’s my favorite food and cheap lol. I know it’s probably not the right thing to do but they are getting an awesome dinner that night and if they don’t want pizza they can make a sandwhich or something else they find in my kitchen.
Post # 13
I was just going to ask about this.
I have a rather sensitive stomach, and the last thing I want is digestive problems on day of. I also don’t want to eat too much, because I don’t want to feel squeezed into my wedding dress.
I’d like to have a light and healthy brunch and some tasty pre-wedding snacks, so I’m coming back to this thread for ideas!
Post # 14
I had a catered brunch in the morning and ordered a sandwich platter and snacks for the afternoon. People were snacking all day, it was nice and homey!
Post # 15
My venue has a huge 3-room bridal suite complete with glass showers and lots of vanities! We will be there all day so they (the venue) agreed to make the bridal party a brunch of whatever I request. I am also planning on having a mimosa bar (blame Pinterest!)
Post # 16
When I was a BM in my friend’s wedding, we all brought something to the house that morning while getting ready.
Her sister brought bagels and pastries, someone brought juice, I brought fruit, etc. That way it wasn’t too much money/hassle on any one person.
I will probably do the same thing on my wedding day since the ceremony won’t start til around 3:30 or so.
Can you do something like this where everyone pitches in?