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10 Common Wedding
wants a fairytale wedding. Therefore, this article is to try and
minimize problems that may occur during a wedding reception.
Listed below are the more common mistakes made by brides and
grooms during your wedding reception. We will tell you what to
Don’t leave early. Your guests came from near and far to see you on your
wedding day. Not staying the whole time of the reception would
be a slap in the face. This will be the only time most of your
family and friends will be able to see you as you will be very
busy with last minute preparations the days leading up to the
Setup all the tables. Your wedding vendors will need to know where to
set-up. Be sure there is a table for the wedding cake, music
entertainment, catered food, sign-in near the entrance, gift
table, tables and chairs for all your guests to eat and any
other tables you may have planned for specialty items.
Preplan with your vendors a day or two before the wedding. Be sure all your
wedding vendors know exactly what you want. Clarify times and
location so you don’t need to worry about them.
Don’t arrive late to the reception. It is customary that guests do not start
eating until the bride and groom start the food line. Be sure to
get as many of your pictures taken BEFORE the wedding. There are
many ways to accomplish this. One is to have the entire bride’s
family pictures taken. Then, have the bride return to the
dressing room. Next, take pictures of the groom and his family
as guests can see the groom before the wedding. This way you
will not compromise the groom seeing the bride before the
wedding. Therefore, all that is left after the ceremony are
pictures of the happy couple.
Don’t seat the young at heart directly in front of the music entertainment.
Older generations are at a wedding typically to socialize with
their family and friends. If they cannot hear each other talk,
an unhappy situation may occur. So, if by choice, seat the young
at heart near the wedding party but away from the entertainer’s
Don’t have one particular type of music. There are many different types of
people in the world. And yes, they include your family and
friends. For example, the bride and groom may love country
music. It doesn’t mean you have to play country music the whole
night. There is a lot of celebration music besides what you
Start the food line or meal as soon as possible. Guests plan their meal
times the day of your wedding around your reception. Guest will
not eat a big meal before your wedding because they know they
will be eating at your reception. Don’t starve them.
Know what it will cost you if the reception goes into overtime. Ask the
reception facility exactly how long you have the hall to rent
and what time you must be out. Please allow time for cleanup if
you are the ones doing it. What is the overtime charge for the
facility, music entertainment, photography, etc?
Greet and say hello to all your guests. Finally and most importantly, greet
all your guests. Make an effort to have a conversation with each
and every person. They are there to celebrate your marriage.
Give them the common courtesy of thanking them for coming to
Don’t get drunk and obnoxious. Keep in mind the only time brides and grooms
eat during the wedding day rituals are at the wedding reception.
There’s not much food in your stomach and alcohol will affect
you much faster. Try and eat throughout the day and watch how
much you drink. You want your guests to remember how beautiful
the bride looked, not how you acted.
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