Post # 1
HEY THERE! It may sound silly, but I REALLY want to get to eat dinner with the guests. I’m not a nice person if I don’t eat.
How are you ladies planning/were able to get to eat dinner at your reception??? I’ve been in a wedding where the wedding party ate during the cocktail hour, but I’m not 100% sure that will work for us.
Post # 3
I sat down and ate when everyone else did. I think we missed the salad, but I definitely ate the soup and the entree. We had some bites during cocktail hour as well.
Post # 4
We ate at the same time as everyone else.
Post # 5
Our caterer made sure to serve our table first so we scarfed down our dinner pretty fast and were still able to visit the other tables during dinner. We also ate a little during cocktail hour, since we did our pictures before hand. Didn’t get any cake though, which stinks because the bite we had during the cutting was delicious, hope the layer in our freezer tastes that good in 10 months!
Post # 6
our coordinators are bringing us a plate first, so we’ll eat while everybody else is getting food from the buffett. Then I guess we can go around and talk to everybody while they are eating.
Post # 7
We ate while everyone else ate. We did not circulate during the meal. Not only does that interrupt your meal but also that of your guests.
We visted those sitting at the tables as others were up dancing.
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
We ate nothing aside from the cake cutting, and I shoved a mini cupcake in my mouth. The venue made us togo boxes, and we did eat once we got to the hotel.
We did pictures during the cocktail hour, so we had no time. We even had a sweetheart table because I thought it would let us eat haha.
My only advice is to make it a priority, and don’t look back!
Post # 9
It is priority #2… right after making sure “I DO” has been said and can be heard by all
Post # 10
I ate a full meal at our reception. It was amazing.
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We did all photos beforehand, so we ate the apps during cocktail hour while socializing and ate all 4 courses at dinner, too. Since we were sitting at the head of the table, we were able to have easy dinner conversations with the 8 guests seated nearest to us, and had lots of time with the other guests after dinner. Food was a huge priority for us, and we structured the entire evening around it and good drinks, giving us plenty of time to enjoy both while being with our guests.
Post # 12
We did not eat cockatil hour food and I don’t think we ate cake when it was served (although we got some when we cut it!), but we totally ate dinner. Really because you get served first, eating doesn’t take *that* long then you can circulate. I think my husband even had seconds!