Take It To-Go
Pro Tip: Pack To-go food and cake for the bride and groom
This simple concept blew my mind. Realistically, if the couple gets a chance to eat at their reception, they either won’t eat enough because they’re pulled away for photos or they’ll be interrupted by well meaning guests offering their congratulations.
Even if they do eat, it’s a long time between dinner and the hotel. The easiest way to aid this is by having the to-go boxes made by the caterers as they’re packing up the remaining food. If there is a fruit and cheese table or other “cocktail hour” snacks, slip some of those into a to-go container as well. And you just can’t forget the cake! Have your coordinator throw in a few of both the bride’s and groom’s cake to finish up the to-go order.
This way, when the newlyweds get to the hotel or wherever they’re staying that night, they can just relax and won’t have to spend money on room service or think ahead to pack snacks. If they have a long drive ahead of them the next day they can have some good snacks for the road.
Pro tip: bring a cooler for easier transportation. Stock it full with all their leftover yummy snacks and load it into the getaway car BEFORE they send off!