(Closed) Married ladies: did you eat at your reception?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I ate every single bite of it, it was so good! ๐Ÿ™‚
It’s one of the many benefits of having a very small wedding!

Post # 4
2865 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hell yeah! I worried so much about the food there was no way I was going to skip it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
636 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I definitely ate my main course – it was so good, I was starving, and everyone else was eating so there wasn’t anything else I would have been doing.  I didn’t have any hors d’oeuvres or any of the desserts, though ๐Ÿ™  Just too busy and having too much fun!

Post # 6
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

like a couple bites of everything…but i was way too jittery to eat a full meal ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
769 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I had dinner and cake but was too busy/forgot to eat during cocktail hour.

Post # 8
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We didn’t have time to eat during our cocktail hour but we both sat down and made sure to eat our dinner before we started making the rounds to the other tables to talk to our guests.  We didn’t take our time with it, but we definitely made sure to try the food and eat our fill. 

Post # 9
10363 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I ate all of it – passed apps, dinner, cake! THere’s no way I was spending a year planning the food and then not getting to eat any of it!


ETA: I also had a relatively small wedding – 70 people – and had spent the previous two days hanging out with everyone, so we were less pressed for time at the actual wedding. I could totally see how a bride with a 150+ guest list could be pulled all over the place!

Post # 10
6571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I ate everything. We got done with pictures with 5 minutes left of cocktail hour and had someone bring us a plate of food. Then we were first in line for the buffet so we could eat and go around and talk to people while they were eating. We had a sweetheart table so we didn’t have many distractions. I did have an issue where my hubby’s friend kept talking to me during the dessert, but I was very motivated and focused on finishing it, so I just sat there and waited and finally got to eat it. There was no way I wasn’t eating at my wedding!

Post # 11
2395 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I ate a little bit of everything for dinner, but totally missed out on cake.  The only cake my husband and I had was from when we fed each other at the cake cutting.

Post # 12
1568 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Yes I did! It was a huge priority for me, I could not imagine missing out on all that delicious food we planned. But, I will say, I can easily see how brides end up going without food and just about passing out. Your adrenaline and emotions are just up so high, even just from sheer happiness and excitement, that it’s easy to completely fail to feel hunger. You’re just so wound up and on top of each moment that you find yourself wanting to go around and greet each table instead of eating every bite on your plate. I really had to force myself to slow down and take the time to enjoy my food, and man was I glad I did. It was like I broke a wall that had formed between me and my stomach. I still wish I’d gone and gotten seconds, but they took the buffet down while I was greeting guests at their tables. You really can’t do everything.

Post # 13
1774 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I ate!  No way I wasn’t.  I had one of my bridesmaids whose job was to make sure I ate.  I only had two people come up to me while we were eating, and both were super quick.

Post # 14
447 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Yup, I ate part of my dinner and a little bit at cocktail hour.  I was just at my BFF’s wedding and dragged her off the dance floor once her plate hit the table so she could at least eat some of it.  

I think the bigger issue is that a lot of brides forget to eat during the day… I had our maitre’d get me a roll right before the ceremony because I was feeling faint!  And at the wedding I was just in, we were only nibbling on stuff all day… no meals.  I kept an emergency half-bagel in my purse for the bride, but the bridesmaids ATTACKED the cocktail hour – we were starving.  So I think it’s just as important to schedule in lunch.

Post # 16
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

Of course, I ate!  (Although I missed out on the passed appetizers).  I tried all three types of cake we had…it was fabulous!  Yum!

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