Post # 1
What are you guys doing for food for your bridal party for the day of? My bridesmaids and I are staying at the hotel the night before so I was thinking about having bagels in the morning, but what about for the afternoon? Are you guys ordering food for them? I was in a wedding where we had to be at the hair place at 9:00 am and their were bagels but the nothing else the rest of the day… We were all starving! We ended up each ordering our own food from different places and going to pick up. I think it would be nice to provide something for them to snack on but I don’t want to spend a lot of money….
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
Sandwiches and veggies are probably perfect, I am sure no one wants to eat a ton before. The wedding I was in where I had to be there at 9 didn’t start until 6:30…one of the bridesmaid’s was already drunk by dinner haha, she didn’t eat anything and didn’t go get her own food…
Post # 7
@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
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
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
@Amy43026: I agree the Subway platter is good and its fairly cheap.
Post # 11
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
We had a cheese tray and cold cuts. It worked pretty well!
Post # 13
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
- 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
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
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.