*The cocktail hour setup*
We had a buffet style meal which included- pasta with shrimp, pecan crusted chicken, beef medallions, Parmesan mashed potatoes, green beans with walnuts and a pear and walnut salad. Kristian and I were served directly with a little bit of everything on our plate so that we could start eating right away.
I will admit that I did not eat very much, not because there wasn't enough time but because my stomach had been in nervous knots all day and it was still tough to eat even after the ceremony. I did however sample a little bit of everything and it tasted wonderful. After we quickly ate we made our rounds to each table to say hi to the guests and I noticed that everyone had cleaned their plates and some even went back for seconds. We received many compliments on the food which made me happy.
The best part was that the catering staff wrapped up all the leftover food and sent it home with one of the groomsmen who brought it over for us the next day. Even warmed up a day later it was awesome and by then I had my appetite back so it was much appreciated!
We provided all the booze for the wedding. We had beer, wine and two signature drinks- "The Kris" which was Sweet Tea Vodka and Water and "The Shannon" which was Sweet Tea Vodka and Lemonade. We had Corona, Miller Lite and YuenLing for the beer and Riesling, Chardonnay and Cabernet for the wine. I had made a drink menu sign to display at the bar listing the drink options which I think was a big help for everyone.
We were also able to bring home all the leftover alcohol and I was surprised by how much was actually leftover. Apparently we over-estimated, which is better than running out. The Sweet Tea vodka seemed to be the most popular of all the drinks and I don't think anyone went home thirsty or hungry.
*The booze chilling on ice. We did have bartenders to serve the guests. They didn't have to pull the beer out of the tubs themselves. Unfortunately there weren't any shots of the actual bar setup which was really cute with the drink menu and candles on it.*
I really didn't drink much at the wedding. I'm not a big drinker to begin with however I really didn't get a chance to drink. It seemed everytime I had a drink I had to put it down to take a picture, hug somebody or go dance. I was terrified of spilling on my dress so I didn't want to do any of those things while holding a glass in my hand. By the time I would remember about my drink it had disappeared or gotten warm. Even Kristian (who is a big drinker) didn't drink that much at the wedding. We were both running around so much, talking and dancing we just somehow forgot.
To be honest I'm glad neither of us got drunk at the wedding. The day goes by so quickly and is such a blur anyway that if we were drunk we would have an even more difficult time remembering everything. We made up for it on the honeymoon anyway.
Did/Will you get drunk at your wedding?