When you’re getting married, a lot of the focus of your planning efforts is probably focused on the reception. This is where you’ll meet the most guests, and is likely where you’ll spend the biggest percentage of your wedding day budget. Most receptions only last a few hours, but there is a lot to plan for. Here are the basic elements you’ll need to think about, so you can decide how to plan your reception. How much time you dedicate to these elements depends on how big your wedding is and how formal you want to get.
1. Receiving Line
Your line — if you choose to have one — can form soon after your wedding or at the site of your reception, if they are at different places. If your guests are likely to get to the reception before you, you might want to plan your receiving line at the site of your ceremony. If you’ll be taking photos after taking your vows, make sure you plan for that as well.