6 Things Couples Forget To Do At The Wedding Reception
August 21, 2017
August 21, 2017
Your wedding reception is probably that time when the “Wow, I just got married” excitement officially starts to sink in. It's easy to get caught up in the high amounts of energy and emotions whirling around and forget a thing or two during the reception. But, just because the ceremony's over and you've officially tied the knot doesn't mean you get to sit back and relax just yet. Check out 6 things you definitely need to remember to take care of during your reception.
Managing the toasts. Make sure you have a clear idea of who is giving toasts and when, or else your wedding reception might turn into a toasting free-for-all. No matter what, don't let anyone hand the mic to your drunk estranged second cousin.
Getting lighting for the band. If you booked a band that usually doesn't play weddings, they're probably used to performing in venues that provide lighting, according to event planner and designer Alia Wilson. Your reception venue probably won't have extra in-house lighting, so you'll have to figure this equipment necessity out on your own.
Figuring out what to do with kids. Ah, good old unpredictable children. You definitely want to designate a kids table or provide entertainment for any younglings at your reception to prevent their curious little minds from wreaking havoc.
Mingle with guests. There's a full agenda for the wedding reception, with cutting the cake and having your first dance and all, but don't leave your guests hanging. You might not have enough time to chat with every single person, but do your best to greet as many as you can and thank them for coming.
Spending some alone time. When you're not talking to guests or hitting the dance floor, reserve some one-on-one time with your new husband. Having a sweetheart table reserved exclusively for the two of you and separate from the rest of the bridal party provides the perfect opportunity for this during dinner and toasts.
Chow down! You went through multiple rounds of taste tests to prepare the perfect wedding reception meal for your guests, so make sure you actually get to enoy a bite. You've been on your feet all day, too, so you definitely need some nourishment.
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