Apart from your much awaited vows and the way your wedding has been coordinated, the next thing that people will look forward too is your reception. It is your special day and you want nothing to spoil it. That’s why it is important that you take a couple of things into consideration. Your reception should not be taken for granted. Think of your wedding like the Grammy’s or some concert. Remember that programs like the Grammy’s have opening and closing numbers. You will surely agree with me that the most remembered parts of such an event are its opening and closing numbers. The moment you walk the aisle is your wedding’s opening number. Your reception is its closing.
Now that I’ve made my point clear, let me share my two cents on what you should focus on when it comes to your reception.
In choosing your venue, you have to consider the weather forecast. Will it be very hot? Is it going to rain? Will there be a snowstorm? Or something like that. An outdoor reception wouldn’t be advisable if the summer heat is at its peak or if it’s going to rain all day. It will be much better and safer to choose a venue that is covered, well lit and well ventilated. You and your guest won’t be able to enjoy your reception if they have to wipe their sweaty necks like there is no tomorrow or squeeze the excess water from their soaked and dripping outfits. That’s for sure.
You have to strategize this very carefully. You don’t want enemies sharing one table, do you? Unless you want a scene stealing your thunder on your very special day, by all means, forget about seating arrangement issues. However, if you want good vibes and laughter to be the air surrounding your reception, make sure that you let people with the same interests in one table. You may also play cupid, if you want! Why don’t you let your single friends meet up? There is nothing better than having more love flourishing out of an event full of love, right?
Do not let boredom eat your guests alive. You two will have to take pictures after the wedding ceremony. And not until you two are settled, will the food be served. Make sure that your guests won’t end up doing nothing while they wait. Let them have something to be busy with. Use your imagination. Be creative. You may put disposable cameras on the tables or fortune cookies or message boards where they write their messages for the newly weds. Let drinks flow endlessly. If you can afford to have finger foods, the better. Let there be music. And make sure that the songs either the live band or the karaoke will play will cater to all your guests. Remember that you have a variety of guests to consider. Ensure that while you two are busy with your photo ops and other what nots, your guests are busy too with something fun and worth their while.
Yes. The food is the most important in every reception. It is not really the groom and the bride. It is not even the messages from the maid of honor and the best man. It is the scrumptious food which happens to be the star. So, if your food sucks, your reception sucks and so as your wedding. Make sure that the tummies of your guests are as happy as you two are on your special day. Good food will secure smiles on the lips of every guest as they leave and wish you the best. That’s for sure.