Bride and groom dancing on the stage at wedding reception

Tips to Enjoy Your Wedding Reception


Samantha & Robbie

Tips to enjoy your Wedding Reception

Dove Ridge Vineyard

You have meticulously planned your wedding day because when the lights get dimmed and the band hits the stage you know you want to party! Couples can feel so much pressure to visit with everyone, get pulled away for pictures or interrupted for farewells. I don’t want you to feel like you have to do anything you don’t want to so here are my top 3 tips to enjoy your wedding reception!

1 – Get the mingling done early!
If visiting with each table/guest is high on your list of importance there are a few things you can do:
– Enjoy a private dinner during cocktail hour so that you can dedicate the time when your guests are eating to mingling and chatting with all the tables
– Make it a game! Have your entertainment play a song of your choice with the challenge that you get a photo with each table grouping before it’s over. This will ensure you get all your guests in a photo with you so there will be less pressure for pics later in the night – except for fun ones on the dance floor!
– Focus on spending time with guests that are most important to you or that you know will leave after cake and coffee (Grandparents are often out the door after their cup of decaf unless they love to dance.)

2 – Let the guests come to you!
Once open dancing has begun if you missed anyone in your earlier mingling or people want to connect they will come and find you. They can say their goodbyes on the dance floor or snap a selfie.

3 – Have a plan for connection!
Before the big day talk with your fiancé about what parts of the night are you both looking forward to and find a way to honor each other. Does your groom want to hang by the bar with his buddies while you imaging belting out your favorite song with your sorority sisters? That is ok to have different goals but you still want to enjoy the night together. Create a plan for when you will both be on the dance floor or a part of the night when hanging by the bar will be the goal. Ask your planner to include a private last dance so you can connect one last moment in your wedding reception space.

Samantha and Robbie had a killer party with all night dance floor shenanigans. Through out the night they were never too far from each other but they took time to walk away from the dance floor together and rejoin when they were ready. They spent time apart to connect with family or friends then came back together to hop on the stage to belt out a song! They enjoyed every moment of their night!

Wedding Vendor Partners:
Planner: Allora and Ivy
Venue: Dove Ridge Vineyard
Makeup/Hair: Brite Beauty
Justines Florals
Reception Band: Party Machine Band
Ceremony/Cocktail Hour DJ: Complete Sound DFW
Creme de la Creme Cake Company
Cinema: Reverent Wedding Films
Rentals: Bella Acento & Grand Events TX
Specialty Linens: Fabulous Events
Stationery: Alli Mcfadden
Wedding Gown: Mistrelli from Blushing Bride Boutique
Rings: Joe Escobar Diamonds

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