Yoga and Spa Magazine – March/April 2017
Author: Martha Buckley
https://issuu.com/yoganadspa/docs/ys_mag_marapr17_web_fnl (Page 55)
Fifty years ago many weddings were a simple afternoon affair followed by a few photos and a cake and punch reception in the church basement or fellowship hall. Today, the norm today has become a day long affair with two venues, photo shoots at various locations and wardrobe changes.
Do you have a plan for your guests for the down time between events? They could go to a restaurant but what about the dinner your caterer is preparing? They could go have a couple of drinks, but what if they overindulge? What if they go home and decide not to make it to the reception?
A better solution might be to send your guests straight to the reception for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Add a little music, even if it’s a cd mix, and get the party started! Passing small bites that will compliment your dinner while offering a limited drink selection will engage your guests, satiate their hunger without being over-filled or over-served, and give your wedding a relaxed, welcoming feel. Guests will have a chance to mingle, get to know each other and start conversations that carry over to the dinner table and the dance floor.
Giving your guests a place to go and something to do between events in your wedding day is a thoughtful way to include them in every part of your special day.