(Closed) Who eat’s first?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

i think the head table typically goes first

Post # 4
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Me! 🙂

I knew a couple once that let everyone else go first through the buffet line and then when they finally got to it, they were literally scraping the pans–there was nothing left. I say the head table goes first!

Post # 5
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The head table then maybe the families (Parents Table)

Post # 7
618 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’d say bride and groom go first, followed by the bridal party, then parents, then family, then guests/friends.  Like hcritton said above, you definitely do NOT want to go last b/c you might be scraping the bottom of the pans.  We ate first at our wedding and while everyone else was finishing up, we went outside with the photographer and took some pictures at twilight.  It was a nice time to get a few moments together alone while everyone else was busy eating.  No one really even noticed we were gone!

Post # 8
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Head table goes first or sweetheart table, followed by bridal party and by parents.

Post # 9
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

When the dinner is plated the bride and groom get fed FIRST and then the head tables and family tables and then all the other guests!

Post # 11
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Agreed, head table and bridal party, then parents and other elderly family members….then the rest.

Post # 12
369 posts
Helper bee

I’ve been to buffet weddings where the servers actually set a family style dinner for the head table and the rest of the guests work their way to the buffet line according to the table numbers. This makes it a lot easier for the wedding party/bride & groom so that they don’t have to shuffle around and get in line.

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