Weddings are incomplete without a wedding receptions. Wedding receptions are one of the highlights of weddings; after all, they are great occasions to celebrate. But for a wedding reception to be grand, wedding planners need to sit down and organise it months before the wedding day.
What are wedding receptions?
Wedding receptions are parties held after the wedding. Wedding receptions are common in many countries, though the manner of holding wedding receptions may vary. In most societies, wedding ceremonies are more important than wedding receptions. But there are also instances when wedding receptions are deemed otherwise.
There are various activities performed in wedding receptions. In some countries, toasts, favours and money dances are included. Such is true particularly in Western countries. In some Asian countries, giving money and serving several courses are essential.
Who host and go to wedding receptions?
Wedding receptions are hosted by the families of marrying couples. Sometimes, the groom's family may pay for wedding receptions, while the bride's family may shoulder expenses for the wedding ceremony. Still, they may switch roles or contribute payments for both the wedding ceremony and reception.
Wedding receptions are attended by guests of marrying couples. Often bringing gifts for the bride and groom, guests, in return, may be given tokens or favours. These tokens may also be covered by the bride and groom's families.
Why do people hold or go to wedding receptions?
People hold wedding receptions because they are a way to celebrate a marriage. Most guests are said to be supportive of the marriage, and so they are invited to the wedding celebration.
When are wedding receptions held?
Couples may hold wedding receptions during different times. Some couples may choose to hold wedding receptions after the wedding ceremony or vise versa. Some couples may also schedule wedding receptions in the morning, during lunch, early afternoon or evening.
Where are wedding receptions held?
Couples may choose to hold their wedding receptions wherever they please. But usually, venues for wedding receptions are gardens, restaurants or hotels. Other wedding receptions are held in beaches or the homes of newlyweds.
How can you organise wedding receptions?
You may either hire a wedding planner to organise wedding receptions or do the planning with the help of family and friends. To get ideas for decorations, venue, activities and menu, you may want to read wedding articles or wedding magazines. You should also visit wedding websites and search magazine or newspaper directories for contacts and services.