If you’re like most couples, you want to have an amazing wedding with a reception to remember. However, there are many moving parts when it comes to organizing and hosting a wedding reception which means you will need to plan it many months in advance. So, with that said, we will now look at a couple of things you absolutely need to figure out as soon as possible so that you can host an amazing reception that everyone will enjoy.
Choosing the right venue for your reception is definitely the first decision you need to make. Now, depending on where you live, there may be tons of options and your only limit would be your budget. If you’re not familiar with the different venues available, then you may want to consider hiring a wedding planner that can help you to turn your vision into a reality. A good wedding planner will be able to listen and understand exactly what type of mood and atmosphere that you want to create and then match that with the best venue to implement it. If you’re holding your reception in Toronto, then you should definitely consider the Liberty Grand as your venue since it combines classic 90’s elegance with modern design that truly makes it stand out from other venues. If you want to learn more, check out their website at libertygrand.com.
Next, in addition to the venue, you will need to decide on the menu as well as select the best caterers for the job. In many cases, the venues themselves come with a catering team along with a set menu. However, it is critical that you choose a menu that will be a hit with your guests and ensure everyone is happy. It is also better to have too much food than too little since you don’t want your guests to be hangry and leave your reception to visit a fast food outlet. In addition to food, you will also need to determine what dessert will be as well as your cake. The wedding cake is a focal point of any wedding, so make sure to work with a cake designer who will create a cake that is as beautiful as it is delicious.
Thirdly, in order to have a reception that everyone will love and be talking about for years, you need to ensure your guests are well entertained. This means you should at least have a DJ but you should look into hiring a popular band or singer. There should almost always be music playing, however, it should be relevant to what is happening. For example, during the dinner portion when everyone is eating, the music should be celebratory but conducive to eating and talking. Once the dinner is over and its time to party, then the music should change accordingly.
In closing, we have just looked at the most important elements of a wedding reception that you need to carefully decide and organize. Once you choose a good venue and have great food and music, it will definitely be a day to remember.