Wedding Reception Planning and Ideas
When it comes to preparing for wedding receptions, it always starts in determining the theme of the event in order to achieve harmony. Planning your wedding can be stress free if you start with the largest aspects such as deciding about how the reception should be like.
Components of wedding receptions
Choosing what type of food is appropriate to be served at a wedding is one of the most difficult decisions to make, almost as baffling as picking out the perfect wedding dress or just a scale below that. To make things a little easier, hire a caterer first before you decide on the menu. Just make sure that the caterer will be open to whatever type of cuisine you might want.
Some caterers only have certain types of cuisine in their culinary repertoire while others are perfectly capable of putting together whatever kind of menu the client wants. Hiring the latter provides room for ingenuity.
For a huge wedding (one that has more than 100 guests), it is necessary to prepare a little extra food to make sure that it will not run out halfway through the reception.
Guests are going to expect refreshments ranging from soda to the proverbial liquor that everybody seems to have a very high requirement for when attending a wedding. If you really want to go all out, you can opt for a champagne fountain that will flow through the ice sculpture. It is extremely festive and practical since servers no longer have to go around replenishing the glasses.
The wedding reception is just as much a part of the wedding as the ceremony which is why it has to look every bit as festive. The decor for the reception hall has to be cohesive and attractive but not too distracting as to take away the focus on the bride and groom.
Tapers should not be too tall that people cannot see one another and the same goes with the centerpieces. The tablecloth is also very important particularly the texture as well as color. It is always a good practice to have a test run in the presentation as well as decoration of the reception hall to work out whatever kinks there are.
Entertainment is always part of wedding receptions and choosing what kind of music is very important for the occasion. Most couples choose to have their favorite songs played while they dance and lead a conga line at the reception. In any case, you always have the option of having live or recorded music depending on your personal taste and budget.