The people you love are all around snapping photos, pouring champagne, steaming dresses, listening to music, and celebrating what lies ahead in just a few hours! With all of the things going on and excitement in the air it is all to common for this mishap to take place.
Monday Mishap: No one planned anything to eat outside of the wedding meal
The wedding day is a long day especially for the bride, groom, and their bridal party. With hair and makeup starting 5 to 6 hours prior to the ceremony. It is common that a wedding day last 10 to 12 hours if not more. So count back, if your ceremony starts at 5:00pm then that means 11:00 am or so you start hair. Then getting dressed, photos, ceremony, etc. And what time is dinner scheduled? 7:00 or 8:00 pm? That is a really long time to go without food. You are packed full of emotions and adrenaline, but that will only last so long. Eating during that time is a very important part of a successful and fun day.
If you have overlooked this ever so important detail, don't stress you are not alone. It is often overlooked by almost everyone. My advice is to sit down with your groom and talk about what each of you is going to do for breakfast and lunch on wedding day. You are obviously going to do different things, but having a plan for each of you is very important.
Since I don't know what you getting ready plans are, and won't be there to bring lunch, here is a wide variety of simple suggestions:For the Groom:
- Meet up with grooms men for breakfast/lunch - (*make reservations if you have a large party)
- Eat at the golf course after your 9 holes (*You don't have time for 18! You just don't!)
- Arrive to the hotel early and eat in the lounge prior to getting dressed
- Order room service
- Eat breakfast and lunch at home prior to arriving at picture location (*this does mean you need to have food for both meals in your home ahead of time. Yes, a trip to the grocery store!)
- Order room service in your bridal suite
- Have your family or brides maids bring in muffins, fruit, yogurt, lunch meat,crackers, etc. for you all to snack on.
- Have your bridal brunch/luncheon in the morning before hair and make up
- Stock up your house with your favorite foods (nothing that can not be prepared before wedding day. No cooking or hassle on wedding day!)
- Pack a snack bag ahead of time and bring it with you to the ceremony location
- Pre-order appetizers from reception location to have ready for you as soon as you arrive
- If ceremony and reception at same location - have the appetizer prepared for all bridal party to enjoy in down time prior to ceremony
*Special Note* Once your dress is on it is important to have stain free snacks to munch on. OUT:: chocolate, mustard, red wine, cranberry sauce, anything with a colored sauce IN: pretzels, fruit, veggies (watch dips), cheese platters, nuts, etc.
If you have a suggestion for Brides I'd love to hear it! Leave me a comment. Happy planning!
Photographs: Clare Marie Photography