The wedding reception is something that many people really look forward to after the wedding ceremony has taken place. Finding a great reception location is part of making it work well for you. Don’t just rent a wedding hall without first evaluating it. Make sure it is going to accommodate everyone well for the event. You don’t want people to be crowded as they won’t be comfortable or enjoy the event.
You will need to decorate for the wedding reception in advance. Most of the time is done by the wedding party the night before the ceremony. It takes place in the evening after the rehearsal dinner and ceremony have taken place. You will want to use the colors of your wedding as the main part of decorating. This can include bows, ribbons, and various types of decorations.
The way you decorate the tables needs to be carefully looked at as well. Floral arrangements are often used as centerpieces. You don’t want them to be very tall though or they can block the view of the dance floor and of the wedding party. You will also want to place various decorations and gifts on the table for your guests. These mementos are a great way to thank them for coming.
Food is often served at a wedding reception and you will need to decide what you want to offer. Sandwiches and side dishes are popular but you can choose just about anything you like. The cost per person is something you need to take into consideration when you are planning this part of the wedding.
Think about drinks too for the wedding reception. You may want to offer alcohol but it is fine if you don’t. You should offer plenty of other drinks too though for people that don’t drink to choose from. Of course you have to focus on the famous wedding cake because people will be waiting all night long to get a slice of it!
Wedding receptions are a time to celebrate a new union between two people. While there is plenty of planning involved in it, try to have some fun as well. If you get too worried about the wedding reception you won’t be able to relax and enjoy any of what is going on.