Post # 1
Most couples that you read about say they are too busy, nervous, whatever to sit down and eat, and then say they ended up being sick afterward from drinking on an empty stomach. At the same time, other people insist that they won’t let anything stop them from eating. Even though they say the only time to greet their guests is while everyone else is eating. That doesn’t leave time for the couple to eat. But some people have no choice but to eat at set times, whether they have diabetes or any other health concern, even if they are perfectly healthy otherwise. Also, there are people out there who say anyone is out of their mind if they think they will have time to sit down for any period of time as the bride and groom.
That said, were you able to eat your meal you ordered or did you have to stop at a drive-thru at the end of the evening?
Post # 3
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
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. 😉
Post # 5
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
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
Post # 7
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
Absolutely!! We had about 35 guests so we were able to eat (and DH got seconds!) before everyone was done and we began to mingle again.
Post # 9
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!! 🙂
Post # 10
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
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
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 🙂
Post # 13
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
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 🙂 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
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
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!