Actually, there is something you can help me with.

4 Feb

I can’t say thank you enough to all of the people who have offered to help with wedding things! Just knowing the offer stands is a help in itself. But I have found one thing I could use some help with…

You see, I spend my lunch hours planning the wedding. Probably, I just leave my desk and get away from the office for an hour or something like that. But I’d rather stare at my computer and be a productive little bride.

When I don’t have big decisions to make or emails to send, I read wedding blogs. Through these blogs, I have gain a lot of wedding insight from past brides. I read what mattered and what didn’t, what worked well and what was a waste of time. And I get to read their horror stories and be proactive to assure their disasters do not become mine.

I swear to you I have heard the same complaint from every bride who ever walked the aisle…”I didn’t get to eat at the wedding, but I heard the food was good.” and “I didn’t get any of my cake, other than the one bite when we cut it.”

Oh. This simply cannot happen to me. How many conversations have my mother and I had about what the menu will look like? “Roast beef or stuffed pork chops? Green beans almondine or au gratin potatoes? Should we just have a Mexican buffet?”

Oh. No. I did not have all of these conversations so my guests could tell me the food was good! I. Must. Eat. My. Wedding. Food. So this is where I need some help.

Clearly, we will be too excited and too busy talking to guests to really eat a full meal when dinner is served. (Well, Zac will probably eat. Nothing, not even the holy sacrament of matrimony, can stop my man from eating.)

So. Could one of you get your hands on some to-go containers and bring them with you to the reception? Just go ahead and take those to-go contains with you to the buffet, that will be fine. Fill ’em up real good. Don’t skimp on the au gratin potatoes. Be sure to fill one container full of wedding cake. Just butt right up to the front of the cake line. You’re on an officially sanctioned mission, manors are not important. Get us good slices too, with lots of frosting.

Once you have the to-go containers full, try to swipe some silverware and napkins. Grab a bottle of wine from the bar when no one is looking. Don’t worry about it, it will go on my Dad’s tab later. Please deliver all the goods to the bridal suite. It has a refridgerator and I will make sure there is room in it. Put the to-go containers and the wine in the bridal fridge and return to the reception. Thank you.

I hope at least one of you realizes I’m serious because if I get back to that bridal suite and there is not cake and food in the fridge. Whoa buddy. Bridezilla gonna be takin’ to the streets.

I look forward to spotting my volunteer in the buffet line with styrofoam contain in hand.

Later Alligators – Mags


5 Responses to “Actually, there is something you can help me with.”

  1. Zac February 4, 2009 at 9:21 pm #

    You are right, nothing will stop me from eating, I am actually eating right now. No worries though, I will make sure that you get some food too! I am going to fill my pockets with au gratin potatoes and roast beef just in case the to-go containers idea falls through.

  2. Kate February 5, 2009 at 3:52 am #


    You know I have no problem swiping food from the buffet…and especially not stealing cake! If your Maid of Honor won’t steal you food from your own wedding…What else is she for?

  3. maggieandzac February 5, 2009 at 2:47 pm #

    haha i heart you kate!

  4. carol February 9, 2009 at 8:44 pm #

    Cake, did you say cake? I love cake, it’s the most important part of the reception!! I’ll take one for you and one for me!! how do we get to Wisconsin anyway? Oh I have until September to find out…right??

  5. Shelsey Kennedy February 24, 2009 at 6:23 pm #

    You are too funny I have your back don’t worry.

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