Having a wedding is a lot of work. Between the planning and the actual day-of celebrations, there are a million things to think about. One thing that often gets overlooked is snacks!
Wedding days are long, and you'll want to have some light snacks on hand to keep yourself and your bridal party energised. Because no, champagne all day isn't a great idea! In this article, we'll share our top light and mess-free snack ideas you can nibble all through your wedding day.
Some of our favourite light and mess-free snack ideas include:
- Fruit platters with a variety of fruits like grapes, strawberries, oranges, and apples. This is a healthy option that provides a little sweetness without being too heavy.
- Cheese and crackers are always a classic snack that is easy to eat on the go. Check out the local catalogue from IGA for some more healthy grab-and-go options.
- Vegetable platters with dips are perfect for satisfying hunger without weighing you down.
- Mini sandwiches or wraps are another great option for a light but filling snack.
- Yoghurt cups with granola and fruit make for a refreshing and healthy snack option.
- If you're looking for something sweet, try mini cupcakes or macarons. You could also build-your-own trail mix bar with a variety of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and chocolate chips.
- Protein bars or energy balls also make a quick and easy snack that helps you meet your protein target for the day without the bloat.
- No matter what snacks you choose, be sure to have plenty of water on hand to stay hydrated throughout the day!
Other tips to stay nourished on your wedding day
1) It's important that you always eat breakfast! Start your day with a nutritious meal to give you sustained energy.
2) If you're considering drinking coffee, be sure to drink it in moderation. Too much caffeine can lead to jitters and an upset stomach, not to mention the need to make more frequent bathroom trips which can be inconvenient when you're in a wedding gown or sitting in the makeup chair.
3) Avoid excessive exercise before your wedding day. While a light workout is fine, anything more strenuous can zap your energy in the days that follow.
4) Make sure you're drinking plenty of water throughout the day, especially if you're outdoors in the heat.
5) Avoid sugary drinks altogether, which can dehydrate you and cause a blood sugar crash.
6) If you can, take a few minutes to sit down and eat a proper meal. It doesn't have to be fancy, but it will help you stay focused and energy levels up.
7) To avoid feeling bloated, avoid salty foods and drink plenty of water.
8) Make sure you're taking your vitamins! This is especially important if you're prone to stress or anxiety.
9) Make sure to have snacks readily available so you don't get Hangry (angry because you're hungry). Pack snacks and bring them with you to the wedding venue. This way, you'll have something to eat if you get hungry and don't want to wait for catering.
10) If possible, try to avoid drinking alcohol the night before the wedding so that you're not starting the day hungover. Dehydration can make it harder to concentrate and will zap your energy levels. Not only that it will affect your appearance causing puffy eyes, sallow skin and general dullness. If you know you'll be drinking alcohol, try to consume some protein beforehand. This will help slow down the absorption of alcohol and prevent a hangover.
And finally, make sure you take some time for yourself! It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of wedding preparations, but be sure to take a few deep breaths and relax. This is your day, after all!
Wedding days are so exciting and full of emotion that it's easy to forget to eat. Be sure to take breaks throughout the day to have a snack and re-energise so you will have the best day possible. Your wedding day should be a joyous occasion that you remember fondly for years to come! For more tips, check our this handy guide full of advice from real brides on handling your special day.
If you're still in the wedding planning process, be sure to check out our other blog posts for more tips and tricks. Happy Planning!