Food—Everyone’s First True Love
Wedding guests, wedding party, and the happy couple will all think the same thing at some point during the big day—when can we eat? Your schedule will probably be busy whether you’re helping the bride or groom get ready, running around the venue for pictures, or trying on your third outfit for the reception. Don’t forget about everyone’s favorite first love: food.
Pack snacks if you’re a bridesmaid or groomsman in case you can’t wait until dinner. Easy-to-grab, low glycemic snacks like nuts, dried fruit, lunchmeat rolls, or carrots are packable and mess-free. Plus, your body will love the fiber, protein, and energy they give you. Outdoor weddings and hours on the dance floor can make anyone parched, so drink plenty of water throughout the day, ceremony, and reception. Fill up on fresh salad and healthy options at the reception dinner so there’s room to indulge a little in wedding treats. It’s a celebration, after all, and you never know if you’ll sample a traditional slice of wedding cake, a donut board, mini cupcakes, or satisfy your sweet spot with a signature cocktail. While you can never have too much love, focus on moderation as you hit the desert table.
As you plan the reception menu, remember to provide healthy, diet-conscious options for your guests. Go through your guest list to see if attendees need gluten-free, nut-free, vegetarian, vegan, or diabetic friendly options. Make your menu full of flavor and open for every pallet that’s attending. Accommodating other’s health needs shows you care about your guests and you might find your menu becomes even tastier than before.
Vow to Focus on Memorable Moments
Weddings are a celebration of two lives coming together and sharing this commitment with those they love. Stay as present as you can to take in joyous moments throughout the event. Focus on the details the happy couple have planned, watch the wedding party smile, look for moments that can’t be captured in a photo or wedding hashtag.
If you’re jittery about tying the knot, giving a toast, or even seeing an ex at the ceremony, you’re now equipped to survive any wedding you attend this spring. Dance, drink, be merry, as you celebrate that crazy little thing called love!