(Closed) As a bridesmaids, what do you want to eat (or not eat) while getting ready?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 31
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Busy bee

For my daughter, we had breakfast tacos, yogurt, veggies and dip, cheese and crackers, fruit and dip, trailmix, etc.  Lots of stuff.  They didn’t eat all of it but I wanted to make sure there was something for everyone.

Post # 32
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Bumble Beekeeper

I have been in a lot of weddings and I think the biggest problem is that brides don’t actually allow anytime in the schedule for their maids or themselves to stop and eat lunch. I have type 1 diabetes so it was definitely in my schedule that we would all stop for half an hour and eat some lunch. 

I can’t tell you how many times I have had to piss off a bride because I have to say, yeah no I can’t actually do make up right now because I need to eat because although you provided lunch you didn’t allow anytime to eat it and I’m about to get freaky on you as my blood sugar crashes! And no I won’t make it through the ceremony to dinner!

Post # 33
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - St.Matthews Church, Hants, UK

I’ve only been a bridesmaid as a kid so my mum always made sure we had food – she even kept fruit roll ups in her bag for during the champagne reception to ensure we could have something.

My family and friends get pretty grumpy if they aren’t fed – but then, so do I! Although its a long way off, we’ve already decided on a proper english breakfast the morning of the wedding (About 10.30am – post hair) with my immediate family and close female friends so everyone has eaten a good meal to keep us going throughout the day.

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

We started getting ready at 7am for my 10:30am ceremony.  I provided a fruit & cheese tray, coffee & mimosas.  After the ceremony, I made sure the caterer brought a tray of appetizers into the bridal suite, to munch on during cocktail hour. So after they finished their photos (around 11:15), They had chicken/waffle skewers, stuffed mushrooms, and pastries. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but I don’t think anyone went hungry.  I know I didn’t, and I didn’t hear anyone else say that they were starving or anything.

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We all got Timmies when we were getting ready but I would be happy with bagels, cream cheese, various fruits and veggies, crackers and cheese, just light snacky foods that would be easy to eat and enough to tide me over, especially if there is alcohol at the wedding.  We had thought about having mimosas but I’m glad we didn’t – it would likely not have helped my nerves, personally.  Juices, water, coffee and tea would be good drinks to have, too!

Post # 36
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Helper bee

Panera has absolutely amazing egg souffles. I served them to my friends before we headed to a bridal expo one morning. They loved them!

Post # 37
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

YES to real food as PP mentioned. Two of my close friends had breakfast for us and sandwiches, salads, fruit and cookies for lunch and it was perfect! I was in a wedding where we were expected to be with her from 8am on and she provided nothing for us (though had her own food brought in) and we were in the middle of nowhere so it wasn’t possible for us to go get food. I was hangry, exhausted, and downright miserable by the time dinner rolled around. I’m planning to have sandwiches and sides/snacks for all my girls; it’s the least we can do when they’re spending a lot of time and money to be by our side.

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 11 months ago by missinthecity.
Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We had bagels, coffee, and muffins for breakfast foods (and mimosas). We also had leftover rehearsal dinner bbq for lunch if anyone wanted it. 

Post # 39
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Newbee

I’m planning to do a sandwich platter, veggie platter and fruit platter from costco. My ladies and I are going to get a light breakfast together the morning of and arrive at the venue at 12pm for a 5pm ceremony.  Any leftovers we have can be passed onto the groomsman as they get ready around 3:30-4.

Hope this helps!

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 11 months ago by Lizzerd215.
Post # 40
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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emitchell456:  When my sister got married I took care of preparing treats for the bridal suite.  We set ourselves up with stuff for yogurt parfaits (yogurt, fruit, granola), fruit, a cheese tray, and nuts.  So basic snacks that are filling but won’t make you bloated!  This also worked for our group that had various dietary needs.

Oh…and pink champagne.  That was essential.

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

At my sister’s wedding, my mom got us all bagels and pastries for breakfast while we got ready, and then in the afternoon while we were doing pictures before the ceremony, she had pinwheel sandwiches and snacks like pretzels and fruit and granola bars for us. During pictures after the ceremony, they had a designated waiter bringing us apps from the cocktail hour. That was the best because we were starving and we didn’t have to miss out entirely on cocktail hour lol. I’m planning to do something similar.

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Morning of the wedding me, DH, our bridesmaids, groomsmen, and some ushers all went to breakfast together and pigged out. Then while we were getting ready we had the guys go get us all Jimmy Johns (sandwiches) chips and cupcakes! Yummm. Then when we were all ready and just waiting, the girls drank champagne and the guys drank beer. 

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