(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 # 17
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    People really didn’t aapproach us while we were eating, but I didn’t make it to the bar at all because of all the talking and dancing. Whenever anyone asked if I needed a drink I asked for water because I was so parched from the activity. The only two alcoholic drinks I had were a glass of wine the catering manager brought me at dinner, and a mixed drink I stole from my friend on the dance floor. I had made a point to eat my fill, so if you do that I think you’re good.

    Post # 18
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I was able to eat my dinner, but not the cake. I was too distracted.

    Post # 19
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Normally at a sweetheart table. =)  I also schedualed time for us to make an appearance the last 15 – 20 minutes of cocktail hour to enjoy the food and live music.

    Post # 20
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    Sugar bee

    I have a very nervous stomach and did not want any issues on my wedding day. My mom forced me to eat something for lunch while getting ready so I wouldn’t faint. I had a can of ginger ale, a few pieces of cheese, and some strawberries.

    I was so busy talking to everyone at dinner and distracted by enjoying being married that I didn’t eat much. We had a buffet style dinner and someone fixed me a plate. All I remember eating was some potatoes and a few pieces of asparagus (I love asparagus and made a point to eat it!) Darling Husband didn’t eat much either as he was nervous about doing our speech. We also had a late night poutine bar and barely ate any of that – having too much fun to care! I remember being thirsty though. I kept asking for glasses of water and downed a bunch of the lemonade we put out with the late night snack. It’s a good idea to keep hydrated. People keep telling me the food and our wedding was awesome and I always laugh since I never really got to eat it. I’m glad everyone else enjoyed it!

    We were starving when we got back to our hotel room but it was 3 AM and they had just stopped room service for the night, and all the pizza places were closed! Haha. We had champagne and some chocolates that were in our room….*ahem* consumated the marriage….and then fell asleep. We made up for the lack of food on the wedding day by ordering a huge and extravagant breakfast from room service the next morning!

    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

     I ate, but just wasn’t as hungry as usual cause I was so excited.  However, we had quite a bit of food left over and our caterer boxed it all up for us.  We stayed in Florida a few more days after our Destination Wedding so we ate leftover wedding food and wedding cake the rest of our time there(we stayed in a condo so had a full kitchen).  It was awesome.  Even ate wedding cake while sitting in beach chairs on the beach. 

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I barely had a thing to eat.  It wasn’t because of nerves, because my appetite was gone the entire weekend – from the impromptu lunch Darling Husband, my Maid/Matron of Honor and I grabbed on the day before the wedding, to the wedding day itself, to the following Monday.  I think I was just so excited that I couldn’t eat.  Darling Husband felt the same way.  Luckily, our appetites returned by the time we got to our all inclusive resort on Monday night!

    Post # 23
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I didn’t eat much the day of due to nerves, so by the time dinner came, I was starving. My bridesmaid told me, “People are going to approach you and chat with you but just keep eating and just smile and nod! You need to eat and enjoy dinner!”

    I sort of did that, except I felt so incredibly full after 5 bites because my corset was way too tight! I could barely sit and breathe, let alone eat or drink! Wahh!

    The venue director told me I could come back during a weekend wedding and she’d make me a plate but it’s over an hour from our house. I’m tempted though 🙂

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I had no appetite issues – once everything got under way I was quite calm. I had a few bites at cocktail hour (taking pictures and mingling kept me occupied) and then at the reception I didn’t eat much because I was busy dancing and mingling. We had a cocktail style reception where the eating, dancing and mingling were all happening simultaneously. I never even really sat down except when I perched at some other people’s tables. I managed to grab some food but not as much as I would have sampled had I been a guest. Fortunately my coordinator boxed up some leftovers and sent them to our hotel room, because the food was fabulous.

    Post # 25
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I could not eat a thing…and I was soooo excited about the food at my wedding.  My MOHs were trying to get me to eat, but I just couldn’t get the food down.  For me, I get anxiety during situations like that, so the first thing to go is my appetite.

    Post # 26
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I didn’t eat as much as usual… but only because my dress didn’t have any room for it!!

    Post # 27
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    Since it’s a concern, see if your caterer will set aside some food for you for afterwards. Ours gave us slices of each style of cake to take home, which was great since the only cake we had all night was at the cake cutting.

    Post # 28
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I ate less than normal, a little because of nerves and A LOT because I was uncomfortable. My big ball gown was awkward and I just wasn’t comfortable reaching the table.

    Post # 29
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I didn’t eat much (because of nerves) in the month leading up to the wedding, and the wedding day was no different.

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My nerves always settle in my stomach, and I sometimes get weird about eating in front of people anyway. I ate breakfast alone in my room on the day (an English muffin and orange juice and was proud of myself), and had to eat a sub while I was having my hair done in order to have lunch before we did makeup (again, I was nervous about this and then proud of myself for getting it down fine).

    Once we were done with the early food angle, I was calm for the lead-up, calm for the ceremony, calm for pictures, got to the reception and snarfed down some appetizers…

    …and then got totally freaked about eating a multi-course meal in front of everyone, and didn’t have much to eat at all. I was SO HAPPY when it was time to dance!

    Like I said though — my nerves settle in my stomach, I have some social anxiety that settles around food, and I had had a minimum amount of sleep for the two or three days leading up to it, which is also another stomach issue trigger for me.This won’t necessarily happen to you, but it’s OK if it does.

    I suggest, if possible, radical acceptance and no shame. It is completely OK and acceptable to be excited-nervous and overwhelmed on such a big day! You’ll eat as much as you’re able to when and if you feel like it, and it’ll be OK.

    Post # 31
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    our seats were at the bar, and the minute the food came out, I was first in line; had our party at a restaruant we frequent weekly, so I know the food would be good and they had one of my favorites on the menu (pumpkin ravioli’s) as well as a beef roulade.  Was not going to miss the food at my wedding, and didn’t miss breakfast either!!!

    Nerves, what nerves, it was the happiest day of my life and we were celebrating with the people we love!

     

     

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