Your wedding reception will be one of the most remembered events of your life – a commemoration of love and happiness to share with those most dear to you. It’s a time of celebration and crescendo of months of careful planning and anxious anticipation. Whether you are planning an elaborate event with many guests or an intimate dinner for only family and close friends, remember, this is your moment, your chance to create the day of your dreams.
After you set a wedding date, one of the most crucial decisions you must make is what type of reception you will have. Do you want a traditional wedding reception with many guests and a formal receiving line? Or would you prefer a more informal open house? You my decide that a small gathering for a formal dinner, in lieu of a traditional reception, is better suited to your tastes and style. Many brides have a reception in the bride’s hometown and an open house given by the parents of the groom one to three weeks later.
The location for your celebration will greatly influence the type of reception you choose to have. Some brides have their receptions