Breakfast Ideas for Your Wedding Day
Breakfast – It is the most important meal of the day but on the most important day it can be the last thing you think about! Here are some Breakfast Ideas for Your Wedding Day
You are so busy with all the final preparations like having your hair and make-up done that you forget to eat. It is very important that you eat a good breakfast that will give you plenty of energy to get through the day.
Here are a few ideas on what you could eat
- First, have plenty of water with lemon as soon as you wake up and then throughout the day as this has a cleansing and diuretic effect
- Porridge oats with some fresh berries, like blueberries, strawberries or raspberries. The oats will provide you with slow releasing energy and the berries are rich in stress-reducing Vitamin C
- An omelette or poached eggs with granary toast will provide you with protein and slow releasing energy
- Greek yoghurt with mixed berries, the live cultures in the yoghurt will calm your stomach
- Try a soothing cup of de-bloating peppermint or chamomile tea
- If you really are tight for time try a smoothie made with lots of fresh berries, banana and coconut or almond milk, that way you are still getting the goodness without having to take time to eat
If you need a little snack during the day to keep you going try some nuts, fresh fruit or trail mix.
Things to avoid on your wedding morning would be
- Sodium, the temptation to have a quick bite of toast or a delicious croissant might be the easy option but they contain sodium and if you eat too much of it you’ll start to retain water, feeling bloated and less comfortable in your dress
- Caffeine – If you really think you can’t get through your day without a fix of caffeine try to opt for it black as when mixed with sugar or milk it can have a dehydrating effect and cause bad breath. That’s the last thing you need when saying your vows
- Alcohol – well not too much of it! If you do wish to have a glass of bubbles with your girls before saying I Do then make sure it is just one glass
The most important thing to remember is to keep hydrated. Drinking lots of water actually helps avoid water retention and prevents fatigue. Why not add lemon wedges and mint leaves for a bit of flavour and a de-bloat bonus.
Paul is married to Patricia (who helped him write these Wedding Hints & Tips posts!!) and the proud Dad to 2 fantastic sons.
He has been a full-time professional photographer since 1990 and been privileged to have been asked to photograph well over 1300 weddings since then.
He worked in his own High Street Photography Studios up until December 2010 when he decided to downsize and work from home. He now splits his time between running Photography Courses and Workshops and Wedding Photography, limiting himself to 30 weddings a year to maintain the quality and high level of customer service to each of his couples.
Based in Ballyclare, Northern Ireland