(Closed) Providing food for your bridesmaids the day of your wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You could always just do snack trays.  Little sandwiches and veggies to munch on through the day would prob be perfect.  That is very sweet of you to think of. 

Post # 4
3501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

I was the Maid/Matron of Honor in my best friends wedding in july and her mom ordered a subway platter for us to eat while we were getting ready.. we also had to be at the hair place around 8 and her wedding was at 2. so it was a good lunch to have before!

Post # 5
3461 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think it really depends on the timing of the wedding and what you expect of them.  If they can show up after lunchtime, then no need to prior food (although always a nice thought).  If you want them there all day, yes, you ought to provide food.  Beside being discourteous, starving bridesmaids do not make for helpful attendants or pretty smiling pictures.  It needn’t be expensive – you can just have someone pick up some subs and sodas for everyone.

Post # 7
5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@wifegoodman: we did the same thing – for the whole bridal party/parents. 

We had a light breakfast at the hair salon, but then we put out sandwiches, fruit, leftovers from the Rehearsal dinner the night before for everyone to eat at the church. 

Post # 8
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m working on the same thing. Our hotel provides a large breakfast, but the ceremony doesn’t start until two. I was thinking that most likely with people in and out and getting hair done / dressed / makeup they won’t want a real meal. So I think I’ll do snack and fruit trays with things they can just grab throughout the day.

Post # 9
679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We all got ready at the hotel as well as my fiance (with the guys), in another suite.  I had bagels and Jimmy Johns in both rooms for everyone, with drinks (water, nonalcoholic, beer, wine, mimosas, etc)

Post # 10
1750 posts
Buzzing bee

@Amy43026: I agree the Subway platter is good and its fairly cheap.

Post # 11
2227 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Mr Rugbee & I were in a wedding party in september. The bride completely forgot to feed us aswell however I went to drop something off in our hotel room & all the guys had ordered pizza so I gorged before heading back to the girls: It really hit the spot. Depending on the colour of the dresses, ordering pizza or chinese in might be a great (low maintenance) plan.

Post # 12
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We had a cheese tray and cold cuts. It worked pretty well!

Post # 13
1501 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My sister and her friend made all the girls breakfast in the morning as we had all stayed together the night before. Then late morning my mom put out veggies, fruit, meat and cheese so that everyone could snack. There were also a few people bringing things by so they could snack too. The guys went out or breakfast. We also put the rest of the snacks in a cooer in the car with the girls so that if anyone in the wedding party wanted to snack in between we had some food and waters.

Post # 14
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We provided lunch for everyone hanging out in the bridal suite. It was finger sandwiches, lemonade and iced tea, and cream puffs. It worked well because everyone was able to grab food in between times in the hair and make-up chairs.

Post # 15
4355 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The wedding I was just a bridesmaid in she had bagels in the morning (we stayed over at a cottage) and then buns with cold cuts, some salads and cheeses for little sandwiches at lunch.

Post # 16
2981 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My hairdresser made us homemade muffins, fruit, juice and coffee on the morning of my wedding, while we were at her salon (so nice of her). The girls were at my parent’s house all day before the wedding so my mom ordered us a huge sandwich ring, potato salad, and fruit salad for us for lunch from a place she used to work at. Sometimes sandwich rings can be kinda gross but this one was delicious (I had the same thing at my shower). I was in 2 weddings where the bride didn’t feed us, so that simply wasn’t an option for mine.


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