Successfully planning your wedding reception can take a large amount of effort and it will all start with choosing the reception location and the type of reception that you want to have. The good news is that with a bit of planning you can create a successful reception that will not only be memorable for you, but also your guests.
The first step will be to determine the wedding date before you begin to look for a location for the reception. You should keep in mind that there are a number of sites that will be booked as much as two years in advance, which means that you will need to ensure you know the date that you want and be ready to choose a different location if your first choice is booked.
The next step will be to create your reception budget. This is important since your reception will be the largest expense of your entire wedding. When you visit the reception venue that you want to use, you will have to provide them with an estimated number of guests that you are likely going to have. This means that you also have to have your reception list determined, which will help determine the cost per person as well as the room size that you need.
When selecting a venue, you will find that many locations offer both exterior and interior options. If you want an outdoor event then you will have to think about the possibility that there may be rain during your selected time and date. This is why you should have a contingency plan just in case bad weather strikes. The season that you plan to get married in is crucial, especially if you have a limited budget. If you plan the reception during the winter then you will likely be able to save quite a bit of money.
When you have determined where you want to have your reception and if you want it outside or inside, you will need to determine the style of reception that you want to have. The most popular options include a sit down reception, cocktail reception, picnic, simple cake cutting or yacht or beach reception. Each option has advantages and disadvantages, which means you will have to consider everything in order to find the right option for your particular wants and needs.
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