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Wedding Reception: The Location

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Wedding Reception: The Location


Choosing where to hold your wedding reception really depends on personal tastes of the couple who are getting married. Ultimately, the wedding reception can be held anywhere that is comfortable for a group of people to congregate.

Here are a few quick tips that you want to think about when choosing where to have your wedding reception:

  • Bug free
    Especially if you’re wedding is in the summer, you’ll want to choose a place to hold your reception that is free from pesty insects that could swarm in and attack the food and the guests.
  • Not too hot, not too cold
    Extremely humid temperature is going to be uncomfortable for the wedding guests as is an area that’s a bit on the chilly side. Whether it’s outdoors or and indoor setting, be sure to think about the temperature and how you will control it, if possible.
  • Space and seating
    This one may sound obvious, but it’s sometimes taken for granted. Be sure to really take a good look at your possible reception areas. Set up the tables and chairs for as many people that will be attending so that you can actually get a visual idea of how things will look. Sometimes a a rental facility will say that it seats 300, but that is the maximum with no room left over.
  • Distance
    It’s very common to have a reception area actually on the same premises as the wedding itself. However, if you choose to have it somewhere special that is not the same location as the actual wedding ceremony, be sure that it is no more than a few miles away. You do not want to inconvenience your guests by having them drive for 30 minutes after the wedding.

Again, the decision is completely yours, but be sure to facilitate the guests as much as possible once the reception area is chosen.

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