Post # 1
I was reading a post about little details that the bride ansd groom tend to forget and I saw a tip that says you should have the caterer box up some food for you to eat later on after the reception, as you won’t get a chance to eat much of your dinner.
How does this work? Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t the bridal table get served first? That combined with the fact that guests can’t eat their own dinner if you’re doing the rounds of the tablers chatting away, and they can’t come up to the table to see you if they’re busy eating their own dinner means you’d have at least five or ten minutes to eat.
Please explain this to me! The last thing I want is for FH and I to go home starving after choseing and obsessing over all this delicious food to be served (also….I’m kind of a grumpy bum when I don’t get fed at regular intervals!)
Post # 3
We ate right away, but we sped through it and probably ate about half a plate each. I called it a success, though. There were so many people to talk to that I didn’t want to waste a minute more eating. Once dinner is over, its really difficult to make sure you mingle with everyone; its soooo much easier when they are at their tables.
Post # 4
Poll added, just for fun 🙂
You’re right that it would be easier to get to everyone, but what if you have a firly small wedding? We’re having 60 guests (Guest list prior to RSVP’S).
I can definately see if you have a guest list of 100+ it makes sense to corner the guests at their tables!
Post # 5
Dh ate a little. Me not so much. I think I got a roll and a couple bites of salad before people were calling me away or coming to us to say hi. We had a buffet so people were waiting for their turns and would come chat. Also it was smoking hot that day and I got a little pukey feeling so was scared to eat.. We got back to our hotel at 130 and ordered pizza.
Eta we had 75ish guests.
Post # 6
we had plenty of time for eating and talking to people but we also set aside a lot of time for dinner (think it took about 4 hours in total).. we had snacks on the boat ride to the venue and then cake with our welcome drink. then people weren’t starving when it came time for dinner and we were able to space it out a bit more with breaks in between the courses where we got up and went around to talk to people or people stood up and made speeches.
we also had only 40 people so it made it pretty easy.
Post # 7
We had 50 guests. I didn’t get to eat any of the cocktail food, but nobody got between me and my 3 course dinner!
Post # 8
@Mrs.Mods: Thats true. I did still miss two whole tables, though so the amount of guests I talked to was about 75 or so.
Didnt vote because, TBH, I wasn’t really all that hungry. I ate a normal sized lunch and half a plate at dinner. That was plenty, given the nerves and bustle of the day.
EDIT: We also were able to take all our leftovers to go. So I was eating our delicious wedding food for 3 days. 🙂
Post # 9
@jenangeles: we also have a long time for dinner so I’m hoping that we will get to eat. We did our food tasting and loved it, so I really don’t want to miss out on my meal!!
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Our caterer made sure that we were fed first, and saved appetizers from the cocktail hour for us for dinner, which was nice. They also saved cake for us to take home-the only cake we were able to eat was what we fed each other!
I was hungry, and our food was amazing, but I wanted to hit all of our tables. Didn’t happen- I think we hit 6 out of 13, but we stopped by all the family tables, which was important- I knew our friends wouldn’t be upset (about 108 guests.) So I ate about half my plate.
And I *barely* drank- our champagne toast, half a glass of wine, half of my vodka sno-cone (our signature “drink”). Which was probably a good thing, considering how I overindulged at the rehearsal dinner…
Post # 11
We ate our full meals. Our table was served first and we enjoyed every last bite. There was no way in hell that we were paying that much money for food and not enjoying it ourselves. Same goes for cake. We housed that too.
Post # 12
@UpstateCait: LOL My thoughts exactly!
I’m DETERMINED to eat, damn it! Will have to update you after November. 🙂
Post # 13
umm our bms and gms devoured our “to go bag”. I was kinda pissed although they told me I’m supposed to share it.
I didn’t get to eat much at the wedding and they did though. idk I still wish they hadn’t eaten it.
Post # 14
We had plenty of time to eat but I just wasn’t hungry!!!! I barely ate all day long, which is VERY unusual for me because I LOOOOOVE to eat.
Post # 15
I heard this before and laughed. I had some amazing food at the wedding and I planned on eating it.
Between the ceremony and reception i was starving so we actually went for pizza. I’m so glad we did because when we got back to the reception I got one appetizer and that was it the rest of the night. I was so sad.
I also can’t vote in the poll because we didn’t even get a to-go bag. Because of health code restrictions she wasn’t allowed to give us any leftovers, so I really didn’t get to try anything! 🙁
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
We did not get a chance to eat at the cocktail hour which I am STILL sad about because everything looked awesome and people raved about it. We did have to time to eat dinner, but honestly we just weren’t hungry and ended up only eating half our plates. I forgot to eat dessert, but thankfully there was a TON of cake leftover so we ate it the next day. 😀