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

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 45
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5879 posts
Bee Keeper

You think i”m gonna pay all that money and not eat? If I have to take my plate and go find a corner I will, I refuse to not eat. Both me and my FH are greedy bastards.

Post # 46
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520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I made a plate, and had time to eat, and I did eat a small dinner, but with all the excitement and what not of the day, I wasn’t that hungry. My parents thankfully got let into our room early and left us fruit and chocolate dip and stuff to mix a few drinks in our hotel room, which helped out with my hunger after all the dancing and partying.

Post # 47
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Bumble bee

We asked the caterer to save us some appetizers from cocktail hour which were waiting for us at our table as we arrived. They were delicious and really all I needed to not be hungry. The staff served us our plated meals first but we sent them back to the kitchen because we filled up on apps. It actually worked out perfectly as we wandered from table to table talking to guests and after about half the tables (I still wish we would have finished all tables), we got our photographer and took some pictures on the beach. Of course, this distracted most of the guests when they saw us in the surf and kind of ended dinner. Our food made it to my parents house and we had a very nice lunch the next day together with the top layer of our cake. WE had some food so we were not starving but we didn’t eat our real meal. We both happily ate cake and ice cream later on though.

Post # 48
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We had lunch right after we entered the reception.  Our reception coordinator made sure we got our plates first, and we ate while everyone else went through the buffet line–people were still eating while we made the rounds to visit with everyone.  Of course, having a smaller wedding (< 80 guests) helped.

Post # 49
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You can make time to eat if you want to! We sat down for dinner and made sure that our plates were the first to come out. We also had bread baskets on every table so right when we sat down we had something to eat right away. Then we cleaned our plates. Our food was so delicious, there was no way I was not eating!!

Post # 50
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6377 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

You better believe we’re eating! We’re paying a lot of money for this food and dammit, we’re going to enjoy it.

Now that I think about it, the bride and groom have enjoyed their meals at every single wedding that I’ve attended in the last few years. They were the first served and ended up finishing their meals by the time the rest of the guests had gotten theirs. This gave them the oppertunity to then go table to table and mingle. This is our plan, too. 

Post # 51
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i will pig out.

cornbread, fried calimari, rib-eye steak… and CAKE. it’s one of the plusses about having a smaller wedding and informal reception at a restaraunt.

Post # 52
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

So many people told us this prior to our wedding – “oh, you’ll be too busy visiting to actually enjoy your meal, you won’t get to eat it” etc… So being the planner-bee that I am, I decided that I’d be getting the kids’ meal of chicken tenders and french fries. Hubby did the same. That way, we were able to pick off our plates throughout the reception, and it was all finger food, rather than sitting down to a steak dinner or something. Best decision we made haha, they were delicious. The staff could not believe that the bride and groom were eating chicken tenders though. LOL!

Post # 53
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i love everyone’s “I paid so much for this food, damn straight i’m going to eat it” attitude!  lol, i felt the same way going in… there was no way i wasn’t going to sit down and eat!  HOWEVER, this plan failed miserably…. i couldn’t eat more than a few bites… nerves sometimes get the best of you, and it’s a super emotionally charged day.  so those of you who can’t eat because of this, don’t sweat it!  eat if you can, but if you can’t, don’t worry about it, just do what your body tells you.  🙂

Post # 54
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5191 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We are definitely eating. Food and drink were top priorities from the outset, so we definitely plan to indulge. We structured the entire wedding weekend to ensure that we don’t feel rushed with our guests. We’re doing all photos before the ceremony so that we can go right to cocktail hour and socialize with everyone. It helps a lot that we only have 35 guests, max. And our seated dinner is 4 courses, with all guests sitting at a single long table with us. Plus we’re closing the night with cocktails and cigars so we can all hang out some more before heading to the after party for even more hang out time. Oh, and we’re hosting a day-after breakfast for everyone. With all of that scheduled social time I won’t feel guilty about stuffing my face for a bit. 

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