Post # 16
I had my bridal party meet me at the hotel at 10:00am for hair. I ordered platters from a nearby grocery store and picked them up the night before. We had a full kitchen in our suite so it was perfectly set up for this. I ordered two (one veg one meat) trays of sandwiches, fruit platters, veggie trays, olives, bananas, and bought a half dozen croissants, bagels & cream cheese, and hearty juices. I also had my husband pick up and drop off a Starbucks coffee traveler. Order lots of yummy food and enjoy! What’s another 100-200 dollars to ensure everyone is happy and not starving/fainting from low blood sugar
Post # 17
If the bride is requiring the party to get ready so early in the morning, it would be nice for her to provide the food during those prep times. She should have thought about the cost before planning her wedding that way. It doesn’t have to be complicated food though. Can’t she just get a dozen doughnuts for $10 or so?
Post # 18
If you offer to pay for something, you’re paying. It doesn’t matter what the custom is. I don’t really see a viable way to “turn this around”.
Post # 19
In my experiences, the host always paid! (:
Post # 20
I paid. They were there early getting ready for my wedding, so it was only fitting that I would pay for whatever food/drinks we wanted.
Post # 21
Appless14 : Assuming you are all together, the bride pays I would assume. For us, we were in a rented house. We bought food for our entire stay, including breakfast stuff. My bridesmaid ended up cooking breakfast for everyone (my plan was for everyone to just grab yogurt, bagles, etc).
Post # 22
- Wedding: April 2016 - Ed Oliver Golf Club, Wilmington, DE
I fully planned to pay for the food the morning of the wedding, but my Maid/Matron of Honor graciously offered and would not accept money from me. I did pick up the drinks and stuff prior. We have mimosas, coffee, and juices with bagels and fruit for the morning. For lunch, we had salads, chick fil a tray, soft pretzel tray, and some cheese and crackers. Nothing too extravagant, but perfect for all of us to pick on throughout the day and be happy when the ceremony rolled around.
Post # 23
That’s insanely early to be meeting for a 5pm wedding. Anyways, if that’s the case, the bride should pay for food. Otherwise, ask people to show up (dressed and ready) in them for photos.
Oh, I should add, that with this long of a time frame, lunch should also be provided. Not sure breakfast. And make sure the guys are being fed as well.
Post # 24
I’m going to do locs, bagels, donuts, mimosas crossaint sandwiches. Feel bad I’m making them get ready at 8. We won’t have dinner until 5. Try to put something on their stomachs
Post # 25
Appless14 : There is no rule about that….It will vary. I bought my girls lunch when we were getting ready, we met after breafast. I wouldn’t expect a breakfast but if I’m told I have to eat breafast at said restuarant I’d hope it was paid for cuz otherwise I’d rather just get my own breafast of choice.