(Closed) Did you have any issues eating at your wedding (nerves, distraction etc)?

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: Wedding Dinner:
    I ate like I normally would. : (37 votes)
    22 %
    I ate less than I normally would because of nerves : (31 votes)
    19 %
    I ate less than I normally would because I was talking with so many people / I was distracted : (40 votes)
    24 %
    We ate at a sweetheart table (just the 2 of us) : (31 votes)
    19 %
    We ate a table with others (head table) : (28 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    We had our bridal party and their dates sit around a long table with us. It was one of my fvorite parts of the day. It was just us and the people closest to us laughing and eating.

    I refused to pay that much for a meal and not eat it.

    Post # 4
    11268 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    we had great food so i wanted to make sure i ate (especially if i was drinking).

    i unfortunately didn’t get any food at the cocktail party immediately following the ceremony.  i was getting my dress bustled and all of the guests wanted my attention.

    the dinner, however, was great.  we sat at a table with our bridal party (4 of us total).

    i find that usually the bride and groom don’t eat because someone is always making them kiss; tinkling of the glasses.  we omitted that part.  our mc told the guests that if they wanted to see us kiss, they would have to kiss first and then we would reciprocate.  we only had 2 kisses and enjoyed the whole meal.

    Post # 5
    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My husband and I couldn’t eat a thing. We actually ate in bed after everyone left! We had wayyy to much going on + nerves = no food.

    Post # 6
    1031 posts
    Bumble bee

    I was so hungry by dinner time, and I pretty much inhaled my meal. Our food was delicious and wanted to try a little bit of everything. Honestly, I ate so much I had to split a small piece of cheesecake with husband, and didn’t have any of the actual wedding cake or the cupcakes.

    Post # 7
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I didn’t eat at all. 

    I was super nervous before the ceremony (got dressed holding a bowl “just in case” – I’m a nervous puker), then it was unbelieveably hot the day we got married.  45 minutes standing in direct sunlight for formals and I had to make a run for the bathroom. 

    By the time dinner was served I still didn’t feel like eating much.  Just had a glass of ginger ale and a bun.  And by the time I was feeling better, people wanted to chat. 

    I only ended up with a big piece of cake, and we ordered in pizza when we got back to our hotel.  Pretty sad for the most expensive dinner I’ve ever bought.

    Post # 8
    7310 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I ate during cocktail hour and all 4 courses at dinner. No issues here. 🙂

    Edit: We sat at the same table as all of our guests.

    Post # 10
    1827 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i was so upset. i couldn’t eat anything. every time i put food in my mouth it just seemed impossible to swallow.

    it was bizarre.

    i was able to eat in the morning as i was getting ready, at least.

    i didn’t think i was nervous at my reception. for months i thought that on the day of my wedding i’d be a nervous wreck, but all morning i was fine. and as soon as i got in the limo to go to the ceremony i just got excited! that feeling lasted all day.

    but once i got to the reception food was not happening for me. oh well. and of course that meant no booze, either 🙁

    my leftovers made for a delicious lunch the next day, though!!

    Post # 11
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    I agree with PPs. The food at our venue was AMAZING, but we were both too jittery to eat. It was so disappointing and we even moaned about it during dinner because everything looked so fabulous but the thought of eating another bite made us both sick. Waaaah, nerves!

    Post # 12
    10713 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We had a head table and everyone ate just fine. My Darling Husband and I sat there until we were completely finished though I was a little distracted by the alcohol because I was already 5 drinks in when we sat down for dinner. We didn’t get any of our cake though.

    Post # 13
    1026 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I ate some at my reception, but between nerves and visiting with guests it wasn’t as much as I thought I would.  If you can ask your caterer to serve you one plate, and box a second for you to take home.  Especially if you have 2 or more people who don’t show up that you still have to pay for, you could take a meal with you to enjoy when you’re more relaxed.  

    Post # 14
    3139 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I ate less than I normally would because I felt like nothing else would fit in my dress, didn’t have room 

    Post # 15
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I ate everything (our food was sooo good), but I actually had an issue drinking due to nerves. I only had 4 small glasses of wine the whole day and I expected to at least get buzzed at my wedding but that was a no.

    Post # 16
    4047 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @SapphireSun:  Hah! I don’t know if my SIL felt sick at her wedding, but she definitely didn’t get enough food and ordered a pizza when she got to hotel too. The delivery guy thought it was the coolest thing ever when she answered the door in her dress.

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