Your wedding night is always full of exquisite food hand selected by you from the caterer or hotel of your choosing. However, many brides don’t take into account what they will eat before their wedding reception. Some brides don’t eat because they don’t want to bloat, which doesn’t fuel them best for their day. Here are some key guidelines about what to eat, and what not to eat on your wedding morning and afternoon.
Go Easy on the Coffee
Caffeine is wonderful, until you crash at 8 pm from your three cups of coffee that morning. Try eating an apple, drinking ice cold water, or drinking a smoothie to give you energy and wake you up in the morning. You’ll be surprised how similar the effect is, but it comes without the crash!
Eat Small Meals
If you eat a large meal the morning of your wedding, it could cause bloating, which can be a nightmare when zipping up your perfectly fitted dress. Instead, snack lightly throughout the morning and the likelihood of bloating will be much lower.
Track Your Alcohol Consumption
It can be easy to lose track of how many glasses of champagne you’ve had when you’re getting ready with all your girls, which is why it’s important to track how many you’ve had. You don’t want to walk down the aisle after already having four glasses of champagne. Try having your maid of honor or a bridesmaid ration you to two glasses before the ceremony.
Water, water, and more water. Drink a glass right when you wake up to kick start your metabolism and keep you hydrated. This is especially important if you are at a high altitude, and the last thing you want is a hangover the morning after your wedding.
Eat Healthy and Nutritious Foods
As good as pancakes are, they will most likely make you feel pretty gross that morning. Our favorite breakfast is a bowl of fruit with some eggs!