Post # 1
One of my bridesmaids recently mentioned how there’s never enough food for the bridal party at weddings she’s been in. That got me thinking, as a bridesmaid, what do you want to eat or not eat while getting ready the day of? Any really good or bad experiences in this department?
Post # 2
Fresh fruit, baby carrots, crackers. Just something light to have in my stomach, esp. if they’ll be any alcohol.
Post # 3
REAL FOOD. I provided Sandwiches after breakfast before we left to the venue at my own wedding.
My SIL had bagels and fruit, which was nice but I really wanted some protein. I think sandwiches are great and a non messy choice if you go with a jimmy johns or something
Post # 4
cheese and crackers… fingerfoods like mini stuff haha.. fruit is a good idea.. yes carrots with dip etc etc… and coffee… haha
Post # 5
I think mini sandwiches and fruit platter would be enough
Post # 6
I asked if anyone wanted room service as we waited (2 hours!) for the hair and make-up people. We ordered coffe, bagels, cream cheese, lox, scrambled eggs and bacon. It was hardly touched
Post # 7
We had bagels + cream cheese and all sorts of different pastries. When we got to the venue, they provided us with cheese and crackers and stuff. No one complained and I hope no one was hungry!
Post # 8
If you’re requesting their presence during the times they would normally have meals, I think you should serve them meals. I don’t think it’s reasonable to expect the bridal party to subside on finger foods until dinner. E.g., if you’re asking them to come in at 7 am to get ready with you then I would be inclined to say you should serve breakfast and lunch, however, if you’re asking them to come in at 10 am it is reasonable to assume that they would have time to get breakfast beforehand and you can get by with a couple of finger foods until lunch. You might want to ask your bridesmaids what they’d like to eat, but here are a couple of simple ideas.
Breakfast: bagels, cream cheese, lox, peanut butter, jam, fresh fruit, coffee
Lunch: sandwich tray, veggies and hummus
Don’t forget to have plenty of water for hydration 🙂
Post # 9
If they’re with you during a meal time, you should serve them a meal. It does depend on your crowd – I’ve seen weddings where the bridesmaids hardly touched the food, and others where they ate more. Personally I need to eat or I get really lightheaded. I think a platter of mini sandwiches (like those sliced up deli wraps) and some other snacks works well. Doesn’t have to be fancy, you just want to make sure your ladies aren’t going hungry!
Post # 10
We’re planning on having a breakfast spread (although not all the bridesmaids will be present for this) and my step mother has kindly offered to prepare some platters to be laid out whilst we’re all getting ready and waiting to leave. She has mentioned that she’ll do sandwiches, fruit, cheese/carrot/celery and crackers/dip, and some cold cuts. She may even do some hot food.
Post # 11
at my SILs wedding, we had NOTHING. Literally starved until the dinner. I kept this in mind for our wedding, so we had party subs from subway while we were getting ready. It was nice to have and everyone was thankful we had food to keep us going until dinner.
Post # 12
I would also ask the bridesmaid who made that comment what she would like to eat!
Post # 13
I would love fresh fruit and small sandwiches or a platter of subs from Subway. I would want something light (since I get nervous/butterflies before events), but still filling.
Post # 14
We had bagels and coffee for breakfast before hair and makeup, and then a subway party platter before getting dressed. Our day started at 7am and the limo picked us up at 1:15pm. There was also champagne because we forgot the orange juice to make it into mimosas! (And alcohol free bubbly for my Maid/Matron of Honor ‘on antibiotics’. [She was 10 weeks pregnant and hadn’t told anyone yet. But I think we all suspected])
Post # 15
We had breakfast at a restaurant and then ordered room service before getting ready. All the girls picked whatever they wanted. I think this approach went well, because some people picked heavy and carb-laden foods, while others went for light salads.