A Few Tips for having a great Wedding Reception

by | Feb 21, 2014 | Weddings

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Most people have attended special events; some have been terrific, full of fun while others have been horribly boring. There are a few things that can make the difference between memorable wedding receptions in Sterling Heights, MI and receptions that are long forgotten. Here are a couple of tips that will ensure that your reception is memorable, well attended and flows perfectly from the beginning to the end.


The right size venue:

A top priority for your wedding reception should be a first class facility. Often a top notch wedding reception venue will be complimentary if you allow the banquet facility to cater the event and if not 100 percent complimentary you can certainly expect as significant discount.

A single large room is far better than a number of smaller rooms, the large room is ideal if it has a bar and a dance floor. What is extremely important is sizing the room correctly for the number of guests, it should not be huge if the guest list is reasonably small nor should it be such as size that the guests feel cramped in with little room to walk around. Pick a venue which is in an attractive location, this often means getting out of town a few miles.

You and your husband are the stars:

How many times have you been invited to a wedding reception only to find that the bride and groom show up two hours later than the guests? Remember, many of your guests do not know each other, sitting for a couple of hours staring at the floor is not the way to impress your guests.

Being late to your reception irritates people, this is even more so if your arrival signals the beginning of the meal. It is understood that by tradition the groom is not to see the bride until she walks down the aisle, this tradition of course means that hours of wedding photos will follow the ceremony. Many couples today realize this and arrange to have the bulk of the photos of them as a couple done before the ceremony; this can cut the waiting time to something that can be tolerated.

If you ask a newlywed couple what they liked most about their reception it usually is that they had plenty of time to meet and greet their guests and thank them for taking time out to make their day memorable.

The best wedding receptions in Sterling Heights, MI are held at the Gazebo Banquet Center

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