Food for getting ready?

posted 2 years ago in Parties
Post # 2
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Fried foods won’t give you the stable long lasting energy you’ll need from lunch to dinner. I would suggest deli sandwiches and veggies, that type.

Post # 3
1615 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

We had Chick-fil-A nuggets for my best friends wedding. It was super yummy but a bit more greasy and salty than you really want beforehand. I think I’m going to do fajitas for mine so people can just do grilled meat and veg if healthy and the tortillas if not. That with some veggies and fruit and nuts to snack on. 

Breakfast sounds great.

Post # 4
7536 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Everyone was at my house for hair/makeup starting at 8am. I had fruit and breakfast items as well as various snack foods available – most of them stopped for a coffee on the way but I also had some there.

For lunch we had deli sandwich trays delivered I LOVE chick-fil-a nuggets as much as anyone but I think someone a bit more filling would be better – especially if you guys will be sipping on alcohol throughout the day. I would maybe do some chicken mini trys from CFA for breakfast, and have deli sandwiches for lunch. 

Post # 5
4059 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

For a recent wedding I was in we did a breakfast buffet of fruits, bagels, and a breakfast casserole. For lunch we had sandwiches brought in from Lenny’s Subs. I love Chic fil A, but I wouldn’t want to eat fried food right before I would he getting into a dress. You also run the risk of grease stains.

Post # 6
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: City, State

+1 on the deli sandwiches and fruit like PP said. This tray from Costco is delicious!!

Post # 7
2813 posts
Sugar bee

IMO champagne & Chick-Fil-A don’t really go together.

It also doesn’t seem like a lot of food, especially when most of it’s junk food. I know if all I ate was fried stuff, sugar, carbs, alcohol, and caffeine, I’d feel awful by the time evening rolled around. Nothing in the second round of food says “meal” to me. 

I’d prefer some lighter options like sandwiches or wraps, salad, a pasta or grain salad, sushi roll tray, etc. If you’re set on your current menu, I’d at least add a veggie & hummus tray and some pita bread. 


Post # 8
2240 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

We have an earlier wedding so we are getting ready in the morning. For breakfast we are doing an egg cassarole (to get in some protien! And it won’t have carbs as I am keto), bagels and danish, and fruit as well as champagne and a couple of juices for mimosas. And coffee, of course! For lunch we are doing a Mr. Goodcents party tray and a large side salad as well as chips, etc. We will also have an assortment of protein bars and little snacks stashed around. 

I love the chick fil-a tray idea, just expand on it and add in some sandwitches and some chips, etc. Chick Fil-a has a ton of trays you can add on. Add on a sandwich or wrap tray and a salad one as well. That way you will have a good, well rounded lunch and everyone will have enough food to power them through the rest of the day! And you can have fun and not worry if you’ve eaten enough! If I were you, I’d also add on some breakfast, depending on how many people will be there. Get in some protien somehow! 

Post # 9
322 posts
Helper bee

I’d avoid any food that’s greasy, has sauce, is sticky, or has a strong smell. You could touch something and create a stain, smudge your makeup, cause a last-minute breakout, or just bloat yourself and feel gross. 

Our plan is to invite our wedding party over to our AirBNB for breakfast before we head over to get ready so we can have a real meal and work out any last-minute details. We’ll have some fruit, probably some toaster waffles with syrup, pain au chocolat from Trader Joe’s, yogurt and granola, fresh fruit, fresh squeezed OJ, coffee, and tea. Then for the afternoon, while we’re getting ready we’re probably going to stick to fruits and veggies, water, that kind of thing.

Post # 10
1336 posts
Bumble bee

I brought bread, cold cuts, and condiments so we all made sandwiches. It was pretty ideal- not messy, filling, not too terribly unhealthy, and easy to transport to the hotel where we got ready. I also had granola bars and fruit snacks for the group.  

Post # 11
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

For breakfast, we had coffee and bagels.

For lunch, we did a fruit platter, veggie platter, deli subs, a small antipasti platter with meat/ cheeses, and a small platter of desserts. We ordered everything from Publix ahead of time, and my DOC picked the food up and brought it to our suite. Honestly, we had way too much food, and they ended up bringing it down to my husband and his groomsmen.

Post # 12
8097 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Personally I wouldn’t enjoy that meal. Its all carbs and sugar! I like the idea of the costco sandwich platter better. Especially with alcohol involved. 

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