(Closed) Am I crazy to be the one cooking for my wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 17
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1974 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

Don’t do it! It’s your wedding day.

It will spoil the whole experience and be extremely stressful.

Post # 18
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375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Enlist fa, ily. My fam and I are cooking all the food. For 150 guests. Not impossible. Just get as much done ahead of time as possible. Dont take the whole task onto uourself though.

@anemone681:  

Post # 19
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@anemone681:  My friend just had a wedding where her mom cooked (for about 50 people), and her mom was not seen or heard from the day before or of the wedding. She didn’t even make it to the rehearsal, so if that was what it was like for the MOB I can’t imagine if the bride actually did it herself. Her mom was so stressed out she left the reception to go cry in her vehicle.

I say don’t do it.

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We are having a light reception after the wedding – cost, $10/per. A day after pig roast and drinks is running $10/per. There is no freaking way I am going to cook for my own wedding!

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Not at all! I’m doing the same thing since we’re also having a super small wedding 🙂 I’m having my sister help, and my plan is to have the sauces and everything prepared ahead of time and ready to heat up. My sister and aunt will duck out after the ceremony and pictures to get food ready for the dinner reception! It helps though that I’m Catholic, so I’ll have a few hours of the “Catholic gap” to prepare food. I say go for it as long as you feel comfortable and have the help you need to enjoy your day!

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Don’t do it. My fiance is a Chef and refused to cook any food for our wedding weekend. The whole point is to enjoy the people who are coming to visit with us, not be stuck in the kitchen stressed out abut everything.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I also say don’t cook! You’re gonna stress yourself out so badly, you won’t even be able to enjoy it!! Not worth it!

Post # 24
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1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

how about a middle point? like, hiring a cook who you pay by the hour and waiters and you buy the ingredients?

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yes, this is crazy.  Don’t do it.

This is your wedding.  It is not a dinner party.  It is not christmas dinner.  I have no doubt that you have the skills and ability to cook for 40 people, however, you should not be distracted by this on your wedding day.  Not because you are supposed to be a magical princess and “it’s your day.”  Because you are entering into a sacred, life-changing union and you should be able to be fully present and focused on that.  

 

Post # 27
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Bumble bee

@anemone681:  I am sure you could do it if you really wanted to, but WHY would you want to?  Weddings are emotionally, spiritually significant events and you should be free to experience all of that and focus on your feelings the day of your wedding.  Also, I can’t picture a gorgeous bride in a beautiful wedding gown in a kitchen spilling sauce on herself. I’d try to find a caterer and leave your self free to experience the day and enjoy your guests. 

Post # 28
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

QUESTION – Am I crazy to be the one cooking for my wedding?

ANSWER – In one word…  YES.

Getting married is busy, hectic, and stressful enough… lots of details to attend to in those last weeks, days, hours.

I wouldn’t advise you look at making food for 60 as well.

There has to be a better solution… time to think outside the box.

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 29
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280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Sorry but I have to agred with the others. Enjoy your day! However, it does seem as though you have already decided to do it so best of luck!

 

Post # 30
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Honey bee

Sounds pretty cray. I wouldn’t suggest it. 

Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

@anemone681:  but who’s going to serve it??? 

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