(Closed) Did you get to/are you going to eat at your reception?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hell yeah I plan on eatting! My friends and family know better than to get between me and good food!

Post # 4
4824 posts
Honey bee

Nope, I barely ate. 

We did a cocktail style reception with plenty of passed as well as 4 stations that were open for 2-3 hours. I only ate a few bites that the caterer put in the back room where I kept all my stuff and when I went to bustle my dress that is when I grabbed a few.

I wasnt all that hungry also. I think in part because of the corset dress I wore. It was comfortable, but pulled tight so my stomach was restricted.

P.S. I SWORE I wasnt going to be that bride. But I was. The caterer packed up leftovers that we ate the next day.

Post # 5
2190 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We did…actually, we ate a lot because we were starving lol. We got to our reception about 30 minutes before everyone else because our crazy driver was going 90mph the whole way. So we had plenty of our appetizers. But during our sit down dinner, no one got up to socialize – we had planned to save the walking around and talking for after our cake cutting/first dance (so our photographer could get photos of everything important before leaving)

Post # 6
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh I’m eating. I’m not getting up from my seat until I am done eating. I have never been to a wedding where I didn’t see the bride and groom eat.

Post # 7
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I am such a grouch if I don’t eat so I know I won’t miss that!

Post # 8
830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I only ate a little bit. I didn’t have much appetite due to all the excitement and my corset dress was really tight. Darling Husband ate like 3 plates though and I definitely ate a lot at the end of the night after changing into comfy clothes. Also we got to take all our buffet leftovers home so I don’t feel like I missed out at all.

Post # 9
1077 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I ate my entire dinner.  We had a plated meal, and the servers were so ON IT!  They took my plate away and kept it warm every time I was gone for a visit during dinner.  When I came back, they had it back in front of me before my butt hit the chair.  Guests ordered their drinks at the bar, but the servers never let my drink go dry (unless I requested it).  I wouldn’t have known to ask for this kind of special service, but it really freed me to enjoy my meal and my guests.

Our dinner was at 9 or 9:30 p.m., and I’d been busy all day w/o a chance to eat.  I can’t imagine skipping dinner too.  I’d have been plowed after one champagne toast!

Post # 10
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Ummm heck yea we are going to eat! At weddings where the bride and groom go around and visit tables during dinner, they usually dont get to eat but we are greeting guests during the cocktail hour to avoid this problem. We are even considering having the DJ say (in a light hearted manner) to “let the bride and groom eat” during dinner so we have a chance to eat and have a few minutes to ourselves.

Post # 11
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh honey do whatever you want. If anything PLAN on eating. Make it a part of your itinerary.

There is no way I am not eating my BBQ feast! Its just unthinkable. Why plan a wedding you can’t eat at. Thats just silly!

I have never been to a wedding where the bride and groom didn’t eat

Post # 11
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I had a chance to eat, but I wasn’t that hungry.  IT was disappointing because I was really excited about all the food.  I had a super small wedding, so it was easy to mingle with people and I didn’t need to do it during dinner.

I was Maid/Matron of Honor at my friend’s wedding a few years ago and I was so excited to be at the main table and to be able to talk to my friend a bit.  She and her hubby NEVER SAT DOWN. Not once.  I barely saw them the whole night.  It happens and it’s ok.  If you want to make time to eat, you will! Just don’t get too busy.

Post # 12
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I planned to eat, and I did get to dish up my plate (we had a buffet), but I only got one bite; actually, it was one bite of an appetizer, then I was directed elsewhere. My husband got to eat because he just dug in, but I had to chat with everyone, and then the sun came out, so we were rushed outside real quick for a few pictures, and when we got back our plates had been wisked away :-/

We did have leftovers delivered to our room for later though, but I just ate some leftover cake and drank some wine. We were able to take some leftovers home and we ate them the next day.

Post # 13
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I will definitely eat. Around here (thankfully) the folks a the head table are served first and left alone by guests until the meal is served and finished. Then speeches are given, cake is cut, and the mingling begins then.

I need my food, and I may growl if someone tries to keep me from it 😉

Post # 14
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I know how “not eating” can be. We had well over 60 people at our engagement party, and I didn’t eat. Eeryone wants to talk to you and wish you well! The one time I did get something in my mouth, someone was right there waiting to talk to me. I would have had to talk with my mouth full the whole night!

Post # 15
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I ate my entire dinner, as well as several appies before during cocktail hour. I was not about to miss out on that amazing food!

The only thing I didn’t get a chance to have at the wedding was an actual slice of our cake. We each fed each other a bite during the cutting, but we were too busy partying later when the cake was served to get a real piece then. BUT we took the top tier home with us and ate it over the next week before we left for our honeymoon, so I can’t complain.

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