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Blessing/prayer before meal?

Did anyone do a formal blessing or prayer before the meal? Just curious of how you worked out the timing and logistics.

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    DramaGeekDramaGeek member
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    edited December 2011
    We didn't because we dismissed straight from the ceremony to our buffet reception.  It would have been too hard to do.
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    edited December 2011
    We had a sit down meal so we had our youth pastor give a blessing on the food and the evening. The DJ introduced him just before dinner was about to be served.
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    SoonToBeGenaoSoonToBeGenao member
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    edited December 2011
    When I was MOH for my friend she had it done at the same time the I made my little toast/speech- right before the meal is served. I think we will do something similar.
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    fpaemp2011fpaemp2011 member
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    edited December 2011
    My dad said the blessing right after our first dance, before the buffet was opened and our MC started calling tables.
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    edited December 2011
    We are just doing cake and lemonaide  and tea so I don't think we will be praying. I would just let the individual tables pray for themselves especially if it is a buffet.
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    SuMmErKuTiESuMmErKuTiE member
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    edited December 2011
    We had our officiant which was an elder from our church back up north do the blessing before they started calling tables up for the stations. I think it was right after the toasts from my MOH, the best man, and my dad.
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    faith415faith415 member
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    edited December 2011
    After the first dance, my dad's going to do his speech and end with prayer. Then we'll call tables and do the other toasts later on.
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    ochemjennochemjenn member
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    edited December 2011
    We did!  The DJ introduced our minister right after the first dance.  After the blessing the DJ started calling up tables for the buffet.  Granted, the salads were plated, so a few people started eating before the prayer.  *cough cough* DH.
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    monkeysipmonkeysip member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_christian-weddings_blessingprayer-before-meal?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:464687ae-7bc1-4360-9aea-999e11f1e1adDiscussion:7ad2cca8-eb9b-4264-9bdc-6dffcfc9ac0bPost:89ecfe41-51c2-4aa1-86ff-5e6ef7d8cc03">Re: Blessing/prayer before meal?</a>:
    [QUOTE]We did!  The DJ introduced our minister right after the first dance.  After the blessing the DJ started calling up tables for the buffet.  Granted, the salads were plated, so a few people started eating before the prayer.  *cough cough* DH.
    Posted by ochemjenn[/QUOTE]

    <div>LOL--Come on!  Don't you know that salads don't count? And neither do chips and salsa at mexican restaurants.  It's okay to eat them before the blessing (I'm sure that's in the bible somewhere) :)</div>

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    ochemjennochemjenn member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_christian-weddings_blessingprayer-before-meal?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural Wedding BoardsForum:464687ae-7bc1-4360-9aea-999e11f1e1adDiscussion:7ad2cca8-eb9b-4264-9bdc-6dffcfc9ac0bPost:f01fd03b-8ff6-4800-b55d-2efad584d03f">Re: Blessing/prayer before meal?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Blessing/prayer before meal? : LOL--Come on!  Don't you know that salads don't count? And neither do chips and salsa at mexican restaurants.  It's okay to eat them before the blessing (I'm sure that's in the bible somewhere) :)
    Posted by monkeysip[/QUOTE]

    You see the cheese, crackers, and meatballs didn't count during the cocktail hour.  They're like snacks, just like chips. :)  How many freebie rounds do you get before the meal actually starts?  Is it like calories where they don't start counting until you get to the real deal?  Maybe the calories don't count until you pray....
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    iamjoesgurliamjoesgurl member
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    edited December 2011
    We had a cocktail hour before dinner while we were doing some pictures.  Then we were introduced into the reception with our WP.  We did our first dance, had our toast and then my pastor gave the blessing.  That was all before we had dinner.
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    edited December 2011
    My FI's step-dad is going to do a prayer before the meal. (:
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