(Closed) Getting Ready Catering

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What should I provide for bridemaids getting ready?

    Breakfast AND Lunch (options chosen by me)

    Breakfast AND Lunch (ask their order ahead of time)

    Just lunch (options chosen by me)

    Just lunch (ask their order ahead of time)

  • Post # 2
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    Busy bee

    So funny, before I even read your full comment I was going to say “do Panera!” That’s what my friend did last summer, and it was so easy and filling. I would say do bagels, fruit, and yogurt. Everyone needs to eat, but I doubt anyone is going to want two full meals.

    Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I say just lunch – maybe have some fruit (bananas, peanut butter) etc in case some of the girls haven’t eaten breakfast and want a quick morning snack? If you don’t have too many bridesmaids, might be nice to see what they prefer – salad, sandwich (type of meat, etc)

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

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    wathenwedding17 :  I did breakfast and lunch. I also started getting ready at 7, so it was an earlier start. For breakfast, I ordered from a local bagel shop: fruit, juice, coffee, and a bagel platter (bagels cut into halves with different spreads)

    We had a gap between ceremny and reception, so dinner would be served several hours after the ceremony, so we did provide lunch too. We ordered from a local deli. For lunch: sandwhich platter(different sandwhiches and wraps cut into halves) with chips and cookies.

    If you’re doing boxed lunches and not platters, I would get the orders ahead of time. Otherwise a mix of different options on a platter.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

     

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    wathenwedding17 :  I would definitely stick to just lunch then. Tell them ahead of time, ” I will be providing lunch for everyone. Please let me know what you’d like out of the following options…  I will not be serving breakfast, but we will make a Starbucks stop, so please feel free to get breakfast on our stop if you would like.”

    As long as they know what to expect, then it will be fine. Since it’s a small group, definitely go with getting orders.

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    If you are going to order both, I suggest keeping it light – yogurt and fruit and then going with salad or soup.  There is no way I could eat a bagel, then turn around 2 or 3 hours later eat a sandwich and then take pics without feeling super bloated. 

    Post # 8
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

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    wathenwedding17 :  Defintely breakfast and lunch, definitely chosen by you for ease.  If there’s a variety of options everyone will be happy.

    If you start hair and makeup at 9:30, that means up and showered and dressed and traveling at LEAST an hour beforehand.  I’d be very hungry by 9:30.  Then, if the ceremony is at 3:45, that would be a really long time with no lunch.  Even if your ceremony is only 1/2 hour and the reception starts at 4:30, there’s probably no dinner for at least another hour, so 10-ish to 5:30 with no food and a whirlwind of activity?  No bueno.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

    idk it depends on your group. I’m not much of a breakfast person and as many calories as even the smallest Starbucks cup has I’d consider that breakfast. Maybe bagels and yogurt but I don’t think its necessary for you to provide it. Lunch is totally different. Sandwiches for everyone!

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I was just in a wedding last Saturday.  She had bagels for us right away, and then Panera boxes for lunch.  She took our orders so we could get what we wanted.  It worked out great.  I wasn’t really hungry for lunch, but I’m glad I ate it because I was starving by the time dinner came around.

    Post # 12
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    Bee Keeper

    I would do bagels and fresh fruit for breakfast and then the boxed lunches. Agree that people will be up early showering/ driving etc and will be hungry by 9:30ish, grabbing stuff at Starbucks could be less healthy – I’m probably biased because I’m a morning person and love breakfast foods, but I also know if I eat unhealthy on the run (grabbing a danish or donut) I don’t feel well. 

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I vote just lunch and you pick. Trying to take everyone’s orders or their input is just going to make it more complicated. Nobody is going to complain about what is being served as long as they get to eat something. I’ve never seen any bridesmaids have an issue with fruit platters and sandwiches. 

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee

    I was just a bridesmaid and we did panera but they actually delivered!! We all met at 7:30 so a little earlier but we had food arrive at 9:30. We had a spread of bagels and pastries along with separate sandwiches, fruit and parfaits. It was a lot of food! I don’t think you need to get orders. As far as timing goes id maybe have it come at like 11-11:30 they deliver. Kind of a brunch timing and people can pick at in later if they’re still hungry before you leave. Id just have some small snacks like granola bars available at 9:30 for people when they arrive. 

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