The Wedding reception is an important aspect of your wedding and thus proper care and immense meticulousness is required while planning the reception. This is the time when the couple as well as the guests enjoy a meal together and it takes place after the ceremony. The wedding party or festivities are a major part of wedding reception and it is generally held on the same day soon after the wedding ceremony. However, many people also arrange the wedding reception on the next day as well, especially if the wedding is at night.
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Wedding receptions are held to share your happiness with your near and dear ones by singing, dancing etc. A great way to mingle with the guests, one has to take extra care to ensure that everything goes perfectly and everyone enjoys completely. Before selecting the location for wedding reception you should consider several factors like, the number of people that can be accommodated conveniently, parking space for the vehicles of your guests, and the types of services like serving, catering, beverages offered.
You should see that the venue has sufficient space to put up tables to accommodate all your guests along with extra space to schedule other activities. Moreover, speak to the manager of the venue about your celebration plans and activities that they have to arrange for. You need to speak about the dance floor, arranging the musicians or music systems, and other things. If you are planning a single room for all these, then speak about how the tables and chairs will be placed or relocated to accommodate the dancing part. These things have to be planned, so that you do not face any chaos later on and have unwanted delays or interruptions in the wedding reception.
Consider for Your Wedding Reception
We have delineated certain factors that you need to consider, before finalizing a venue for your wedding reception:
Guest seating capacity
Dates on which the venue is available for booking
Accessibility and nearby taxi services for guests
What are the late timings for continuing the reception going and the deadline for ending the music
Hotel room deals for you and your guests if you are considering a hotel for reception
Music and PA system equipment
Arrangement of linen including table clothes, napkins, chair covers etc., as per requirement
Clean-up of reception room
Availability of gift table and guest book table
Location for wedding photos
Managing flower arrangements and other decorations
Option of using the venue for the wedding ceremony as well as reception and the time they would require to flip the room to accommodate specific events
Catering services including servers, alcohol license, corkage fees, facility to take care of specific food allergies etc.
Moreover, you should scrutinize the wedding venue carefully, if you are looking forward to having a reception on the lines of your theme wedding, you should look for the space and other aspects to see if they will easily blend with your theme or color arrangement. In case you select an outdoor location, then do ensure to have a back up arrangement just in case the weather tries to play games with you. You can consider a lodge, mountain or sea side, beautifully designed tents or even your home, depending on your own personal preferences and what best defines your personality.
Let your imaginations do the work for you and come up with a unique way to make your wedding a special and memorable affair for everyone involved.
This article has been written by an expert associated with My Wedding Songs, a company providing wedding reception tips for today’s brides and grooms.