Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are great ways to celebrate your day in a better atmosphere, creating the opportunity for you to mingle with your guests. The cocktail wedding reception is more affordable than the dinner reception.
Some tips to consider when planning a Cocktail wedding reception are as follows.
1.Choose A Great Venue
You could have your cocktail wedding anywhere. It could be a historic house or an art gallery. Hotels and restaurants are also great places to have your cocktail party.
To have a cocktail wedding, you need to hire substantial furniture to style and fill the space that would otherwise be seated by people. Also, the cocktail wedding accommodate more guests than the sit-down party. This will increase your guests list which will in turn increase cost.
Having a cocktail party also means providing everything the caterer would need.
2. Provide Seating For Some Cases
Remember the elderly guests and the ladies in heels. After some time on the dance floor, remember that the guests would require rest. You don’t expect everyone to stand all throughout the event.
3. Food and Drink
We have some guests that are not familiar with the style of the cocktail wedding reception. Make your guests are aware on the invitation that a full meal will not be served. “Please join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres” is enough to make the guests aware of the refreshment they would receive at the wedding.
4. Specify The Dress Code
Specify what you want the guests to put on to your wedding.
5. A Cocktail Party Might Actually Be Boring
Remember that the guests might get bored due to the nature of the wedding reception. A good DJ will go a long way in creating live into the party.
6. Reach Out To Guests
A cocktail wedding is the best to make you connected and intimate with your wedding guests. It’s a great avenue to catch up with friends and acquaintances you haven’t seen in a while, to have a loving atmosphere with your family and appreciate your guests for honoring your invitation.
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