Weddings

6 Things No One Tells You About The Wedding Reception

May 24, 2016 by Linda DiProperzio
shefinds | Weddings

There's plenty of advice going around when it comes to wedding planning, but there's always something new to learn, like these six facts about the reception you might not know about.

[Photo: Erich McVey]

It won’t go exactly as planned.

No matter how carefully you plan the day, there will be a few things that don’t go exactly as you envisioned. Maybe the centerpieces have roses instead of peonies or the band played the wrong song during your grand entrance. Whatever it is, go with the flow and try to have a sense of humor--nothing should ruin this special day.

[Photo: Erich McVey]

You'll want some time alone.

While you and your groom want to be good hosts, being the center of attention for an entire day can be overwhelming at times. So don’t feel guilty if you decide to steal a few moments together for a bit.

[Photo: Erich McVey]

You don’t have to spend the whole time dancing.

Don't feel the need to keep the party going on the dance floor--that's what your band leader or DJ is for. If you want to sit and chat with guests for a while, or head outside for some fresh air, then go for it. It's a long day and you deserve those breaks.

[Photo: Erich McVey]

You might not have time to eat.

Couples spend all those months meticulously planning their wedding day menu, but between dances, toasts and welcoming guests, many don’t even get a chance to sample the food.

[Photo: Erich McVey]

You might not get a chance to speak to every guest.

If you’re having a large wedding, it is nearly impossible to have a real conversation with all of your guests. While you should make an effort to greet every person in attendance, don’t kick yourself if you don’t get a chance to chat with everyone.

[Photo: Erich McVey]

Some guests might show up unexpectedly--or not at all.

When it comes to RSVPing, some guests don’t think it’s a necessity. So you might have one or two guests show up who never sent a response. And of course, those always those few guests that cancel at the last minute because of illness, they can’t get a sitter, etc.

[Photo: Erich McVey]

 

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Linda DiProperzio is a weddings expert and freelance writer based in New York.

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