Your Guide to Wedding Reception EtiquetteDecember 19, 2018
Your Guide to Wedding Reception Etiquette
Planning a reception can be tough, but ultimately doesn’t have to be! Ensuring your reception goes off without a hitch is what we do best. Read on below for your guide to wedding reception etiquette, from how to properly seat guests along with proper food and drink procedures.
- There is no rule that says you must have an open bar at your wedding! For those who want to keep it simple and stick with white and red wine for your guests, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, and Napa Merlots are all crowd favorites and tend to pair perfectly with a variety of meat and fish entrees. White tends to be everyone’s go-to option, so plan on serving a 60-40 ratio of white to red wine. If you want to serve champagne but don’t have it in your budget, opt for a sparkling wine like Prosecco instead.
- You’re most likely paying good money for a wedding¬†photographer, so asking your guests to refrain from publishing pictures on social media is more than reasonable! There’s nothing more frustrating than a beautiful shot ruined by someone’s cell phone. Solve this by including a smaller note card in your wedding invitation requesting they keep moments of your special day off of the internet. Adding a simple (but sweet) reminder in your program can help reinforce your wishes.
- Seating charts or open tables? This conundrum can be tricky, as you may not want your guests to feel stranded but don’t want them to feel like the new kid in the school cafeteria on the first day of school. Find a good middle ground by assigning tables and letting guests choose their chairs. Also, don’t be afraid to combine friends and relatives – you never know who will befriend who!
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