Post # 1
What are you providing to everyone(both male and female) while getting ready? Are you going out to eat, having something homemade (perhaps a mom or friend fixes and brings in to you), ordering sandwich platters, etc?
Or are you letting everyone take care of their own breakfast and just offer lunch instead while getting ready?
Post # 3
We had Einstein bagels, juice, and wine at our house when we were getting ready. Once we got to the church, we had Chik-fil-a trays delivered for everyone to snack on beforehand.
Post # 4
I was married at 6 p.m., and our venue provided soft drinks (they also offered to have champagne available, but I said “no” to that) and trays of cheese, crackers, fruit, etc. for us to snack on while we were getting ready.
Post # 5
No clue. Wedding is about 1. SO I think I should offer something. Have no idea what though.
Post # 6
Only once you said mom prepare something did I think of my moms french crepes with fruits and wipped cream. Maybe have a quiche with that.
So a few quiches which are gluten free and really easy to whip together the day before.
Crepes (these can be made a few days before or even frozen) including drunken peaches, can strawberrie pie filling, can of raspberry pie filling, a bunch of fresh small fruits and cans of whipped cream.
Some gluten free muffins which are a great snack for later on as well.
Thanks for bringing this up, we hadnt thought of it before.
Post # 7
We had fully catered lunches through our venue. The girls had finger sandwiches (3 or 4 different kinds), fruit salad, pasta salad, chips/pretzels with dip, fresh baked muffins and scones, bottled water and soda and endless mimosas. Ours was set up in the prep conference room that our venue gave us to get ready.
The guys had an assortment of wraps (again, 3 or 4 kinds), pasta salad, few different kinds of chips and dips, bottled water and soda and a fridge full of beer. Theirs was set up in their “groomal suite” which ended up being my IL’s hotel room.
The pic is of the girls setup. There was SO much food that even my vendors were able to enjoy some!
ETA: Our wedding was at 5:30 so lunch was served at 11. We didn’t ask our Bridal Party to arrive until 10 so we didn’t make them wait too long. We also each had a bunch of different snack options in our rooms so there was always something available if someone got hungry mid afternoon.
Post # 9
@Ember78: We’ll most likely have some breakfast pastries for everyone getting ready. But it’s honestly not something I thought about until I saw this thread. =)
Post # 10
My bridesmaids have to be there between 8:30-9:00 to get hair and makeup done. Then pictures start at 3 so we’re providing breakfast and lunch to the bridesmaids, groomsmen, families, and hair/makeup people. For breakfast, we’re just offering bagels, donuts, and coffee. For lunch we’re getting sandwich trays from Costco, veggie tray, chips, soda, water, and something sweet. Then we’re offering kind of continental breakfast in our suite the next morning for anyone that wants to stop by and stay good bye. For that we’re having bagels, pastry assortment, croissants, fruit, cofee and juice.
Post # 11
@redhead46: Were doing the same the next morning. Our menu is muffins (3 kinds), fresh fruit, yogurts, coffee tea and juice as well bagels possibly.
Post # 12
I don’t have the full timeline figured out yet for the morning of. Wedding is at 3:30pm and we can’t be at the church until 12:30pm.
We’re having some mamossa’s and mini muffins, fruit and something else. I got my girls gift cards to Starbucks so we can make a quick run there in the am before going to get our hair done!
The church is providing us with bottle waters. But I requested some Chick-fil-A nuggets for at the church while we are getting ready! (Think mom is getting that) 🙂 Those are a MUST have! We’re going to have a platter for the girls and one for the guys. I also requested a small fry for me. I need my chick-fil-a fix since won’t get it the whole week I’ll be on the honeymoon out of the country. LOL
Post # 13
We got ready at my moms house. She baked muffins ahead of time and froze them.
Then that morning she defrosted those, set out mini bagels with cream cheese, fruit salad, yogurt, granola and coffee and juice.
I had my brothers Girlfriend bring a tray of pinwheels to the location while we were doing pictures for lunch for everyone.
Reception started early at 5.
Post # 14
We will probably go with those really long subway subs…..and some wine… classy I know haha!
Post # 15
I was thinking of getting fruit platters, assorted bagels and muffins from publix grocery with some wine and juices.
Post # 16
Us girls got ready in my hotel room. I had strawberry croissants, mimosas, coffee for them for breakfast and little tea sandwiches for lunch. The guys got ready at our house and since they didn’t need as much time, they just came over around lunch time. Ordered pizza and beer.