(Closed) Newlyweds: did you eat at your reception?

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Eating at the reception
    Absolutely! Nothing could get between me and my dinner! : (19 votes)
    68 %
    Didn't have time for that : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Other (explain below) : (8 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I somewhat ate. I got about half my meal in and was like, “hey lets’ go talk to people”. Also–my dress was tight. I didn’t exactly need a FULL plate of food, ya know?

    I had a whole damn piece of cake (a huge one–we had sheet cake by the way for 150+ people and there were only like 100 people left at this time) so I got fed, what, incrimentally maybe?

    =]

    If i was diabetic or something, I’d probably keep those special food bars with me. My bridesmaids and I ALL had snack packs of food with us in our totes for the day–gummi bears, crackers, trail mix, etc. Smartest thing EVER was putting together snack bags for the bridemaids. I kid you not.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I’m not a newlywed yet but I DEF plan on eating at our reception & cocktail hour.

    1st of all the food at our venue is bangin’ and I’m not missing it.
    2nd, we’re not walking around to ALL the tables. Most of our college friends we’ll see during cocktail hour because I plan on enjoying it, not staying in a bridal suite – plus, we’ll see most of our college friends/younger guests on the dance floor and most of our people don’t really sit all night anyway – they’re at the bar, on the dance floor, etc. We’ll visit the tables of family and older guests, but that’s about it.

    You can also ask an attendant to put some food off to the side for you so you make sure to eat. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I knew I’d sit down to eat at the reception no matter what. And I kinda needed it because during the day my stomach was in bubbles and knots and I was only able to snack very lightly from very early in the morning, and the reception was at night. Anyhoo, when dinnertime came during the reception, I definitely piled my plate up high at the buffet! But I wasn’t able to eat as much as I wanted to because my dress was SO TIGHT. I didn’t realize how tight the dress was until I needed my stomach to expand a bit for eating, lol!

    But to answer the question, yes, we did eat at the reception. Hubby ate more than me, of course, since his clothes weren’t as constricting. And I made sure to eat cake too, even though I felt I would burst out of my dress at any minute! We also did manage to talk and spend time with everyone at the wedding, but ours was a small wedding with only ~50 guests, which made things easier.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I am not a newlywed yet but I will tell you that I am having a special plate just for me at my reception. I know it sounds totally ridiculous but I stress really easily and I have crazy anxiety that rev up my nerves. I am sure this day will have my mind racing all over the map no matter what.  Unfortunately with stress and nerves and anxiety comes upset tummies and well I think you know where I am going with this…..I will be eating chicken finger, fries, and a side of ranch dressing Laughing

    Post # 7
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    1078 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    Yeah, I didn’t get much food down before we were wisked away for the next item on the itinerary.

    I definitely recommend asking your venue or caterer to prepare to-go plates for you. That way you have something to look forward to at the end of the night – I can guarantee you’ll be starving by then. =)

    Post # 8
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    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Absolutely!! We had about 35 guests so we were able to eat (and Darling Husband got seconds!) before everyone was done and we began to mingle again.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    The food was awesome and I ate it all until I felt my dress was tighter… with a corset dress, it’s not easy to eat so much!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    We had a plate put together for us, but when we sat down to eat, neither of us were hungry. We did eat a little but didn’t worry too much about it since we had also asked for food to be packed for us to take to the hotel.  No alcohol was served at our reception, so drinking on an empty stomach wasn’t an issue. The food that we took with us wasn’t that much, so a few hours later we ended up going to a diner (at 11 p.m.). It was pretty fun.

    Have a basket of food packed for you to take with you, even if you do eat. This way you won’t have to go out of the hotel for a while.

    Post # 11
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    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We had a small private ceremony and boy did we eat all day!  For our upcoming receptions I specifically bought a dress that won’t show a full belly so I can eat as much as I want.  But I love food.  Not much could keep me away form food!

    Post # 12
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    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    It was hard, because we had so much crammed in a short time frame…and we were running late…but I did get to eat.  I was cramming, but I do remember eating every course of our meal ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I tried, but couldn’t really get anything down. I was just too excited about everything and felt I should be walking around visiting people. My husband ate, I think, but not much either. Our wedding was over by about 3:30pm (we had a morning wedding), and we immediately ate the breakfast casserole that was left over after we arrived back at the house we rented. Once we were alone, all we could think about was eating. We ordered a pizza about an hour after we got back. 

    Luckily, we had an after party that night in which the caterer brought all of our leftovers over. We reheated everything and everyone ate again for dinner. 

    Post # 14
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    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I ate my entree, but I barely got any appetizers at cocktail (which I was really excited about!). I had barely eaten all day, and so I only had a few bites of my meal before I was full again ๐Ÿ™‚ I hate ONE bite of cake (when we did the cake cutting) and that was it. I think that’s what I’m most upset about! Good thing our baker does complimentary small anniversary cakes, woo hoo!

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    One of my MOH’s made both of us plates and brought them to us, we ate maybe half, because people kept coming up and talking to us, so we said forget eating and lets mingle!!

    Post # 16
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    604 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We both ate, and had cake!  We arranged it so we were announced into the reception and with that he & I “opened” the buffet line, so we were eating while everyone was else was either getting food or eating themselves and it worked out well.  Of course it also helped that our wonderful DOC made sure we had drinks, etc. so we had plenty of time to chat with our table mates & eat before making the greeting rounds!

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