Wedding receptions are a traditional way of celebrating the marriage. Now that all the stress and hard work are over, it will make relaxing a lot easier. You can sit back and enjoy the food, fun, family and friends.
Generally, receptions immediately follow the ceremony. However, if you were married afar, you may choose to have a reception when you get back home. This will allow friends and family that did not attend the ceremony an opportunity to share your joy.
You may start searching for your perfect reception site after completing your guest list and budget. Begin planning at least 12 to 18 months ahead of time to insure that you’ll get the site of your choice.
The type of reception you’ll have depends greatly on the style and formality of your wedding. Your wedding style and formality will dictate the reception location and time of day as well as the type of reception service. Here are some items to consider before shopping for your location.
- Approximate number of guests
- Style of wedding
- Formality of wedding
- Time of ceremony
- Will there be dancing
- What type of music
- When will photographs be taken