Receptions are always the highlight of any event. Music, food, dancing, and so much more really help liven up the crowd. Here are a few basic rules to remember when planning a reception.
-Make clear on the invitation that you will have cocktail hour by stating “cocktail reception and cake to follow”
-Have app stations set around for guests to get as they please.
-Have hi-top cocktail tables and regular tables as options for guests.
-If you plan to serve food, it’s not cheap, so plan ahead in your budget to cover costs.
-If you don’t want people starving, plan an untraditional reception time of 2pm, just after lunch.
-Have a back up food plan such as pizza, fruit and veggie trays, or something easy that is a crowd pleaser.
-Receptions are much better with music!! This prevents guests from being bored. DJ’s can get people up and going if know how to handle the crowd.
-If you have an earlier reception this will probably save on booze costs as people tend to drink more at night.
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