Monday, February 25, 2013

Throwing a reception after a wedding

Throwing a reception after a wedding

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Planning your wedding is likely to be one of the biggest events you will have to plan in your entire life. Once you have found the right one to marry, picked out your dress and arranged for a marriage license, there is still tons of work to be done. Many couples like to hold a reception dinner after they have been married. Receptions take a lot of advance planning and it is important that you start thinking about the reception the minute you decide on your wedding date.

Things You'll Need

  • Venue
  • Invitations
  • Caterer
  • DJ or other entertainment
  • Seating plan
  • Decorations


    • 1

      Book a venue to hold the reception date. Before you can invite anyone to a wedding reception, you must find a good location. Call local venues to find a place that is available on your wedding date. Good venues book up fast, so start calling as soon as you decide on a wedding date.

    • 2

      Send out the invitations to your guests. Once you have confirmed the venue, it is time to invite your guests to the reception. Make sure that they respond to let you know if they will attend and whether they will bring a guest. When you plan a reception, it is crucial to know exactly how many people are coming, so that you can make proper arrangements.

    • 3

      Arrange for a catering service to provide the meal. Once you have finalized the guest list, find a caterer for the event. Many venues have their own catering service and sometimes the caterer is included in the cost of the venue. If not, you will need to make alternate arrangements to provide a luncheon or dinner for your guests.

    • 4

      Book a DJ to help organize the evening and provide dance music. A professional DJ will help to organize the night's events and ensure that your special event runs smoothly. The DJ will not only let you know when it is time for speeches, the first dance and other important moments but a good DJ will keep your guests dancing and enjoying themselves all night long.

    • 5

      Develop a seating chart for the guests. Once you have received all your RSVP cards, prepare a seating chart so you know where everyone will be seated. Try to seat people who know each other at the same table, so that no one feels uncomfortable or out of place.

    • 6

      Decorate the venue for the reception. Once you have all the major elements booked for your reception, it is time to think about the dé-cor that can range in taste from simple and economical to extravagant and elegant. Most people like to have centerpieces on each table and other flower arrangements scattered around the room for an aesthetic appearance.


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