How to Make a Smooth Transition From the Church to the Reception Hall

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Wedding Tips For A Beautiful Wedding
Wedding Tips For A Beautiful Wedding

Learn How to Make a Smooth Transition From the Church to the Reception Hall

With the sacredness of the ceremony out of the way, the reception is the place where
guests want to walk in and say, “Wow! Now we’re going to have fun. It’s time to
celebrate!”

If you’re staying at the church for a while to finish taking photographs, don’t forget
about your guests. They are already on the way to your reception site.

Considering the fact that guests tend to arrive for the wedding 30 minutes early, by the
time the ceremony is over, they’ve invested quite a bit of time. Many have also traveled a
distance to be there. Don’t rush through your photos before heading to the reception, but
do be respectful of your guests.

Your coordinator, the reception site staff, or your attendants can help make sure the
reception site’s tables are set up and the decorations are in place early the day of the
wedding or the night before. Be sure to find out what time the band or DJ needs to set
up, and make arrangements for someone to be there to let them in. If you’re using an off-
site caterer and baker, you’ll need to make arrangements for someone to let them in as
well, with plenty of time to set things up.

While they’re waiting for your grand entrance, your guests will be happy with light
appetizers. Keep your guests there, having fun and satisfied. You don’t want guests
thinking, “Well, I’m starving so I’m leaving.”

A coordinator can take care of the guests and prevent an awkward transition from
ceremony to reception. If you don’t have a coordinator, appoint someone to make sure
that when people arrive at the reception, the music is playing, the bar is ready, the hors
d’oeuvres are being served, and there is some sort of organization to it so people don’t
arrive only to stand around waiting for the bride and groom to get there.

What’s the most important part of a reception? The visual impact is what people will
remember.

Be creative with touches like lights, floating flowers or candles as centerpieces. Fresh
flowers, candlelight and music add so much to a wedding, and they add ambiance to the
reception site.

Another way to add ambiance is to rent a chocolate fountain. If the chocolate fountain is
there, you’ve got a great party. The chocolate fountain earns points for being visually
appealing and also tops another important aspect of the reception – cuisine.

Food is one reason people come to a wedding, so don’t disappoint them.

There are lots of choices when it comes to food for your reception. Sit-down dinners tend
to be most expensive since your caterer will need to hire more servers. Appetizers can be a
less expensive choice, but not if they’re being served at meal time. Guests tend to fill up
on them, making your per person price higher. When it comes to choosing between a
buffet or hors d’oeuvres reception, it all depends on what you would like to serve. Often,
a buffet can be the same price or less expensive than ordering finger foods.

To keep your guests happy, make plans to cut and serve the cake in a timely manner.
Guests of all ages don’t want to leave before they enjoy a piece.

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Elegant Wedding Invitations For Your Special Day

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Invitations can be one of the most expensive parts of your wedding preparation. If you are working within a limited budget or you aim to set aside a few hundred dollars, it would be beneficial to make your own. Personalized and handmade wedding invites are easy to make, and can be as elegant and unique as you desire. Here are some tips and tricks in making elegant wedding invitations.

The Right Font and Words
An elegant invitation begins with the most excellent font. Look for one that fits the theme and tone of your wedding. Employ a cursive and fancy font on a flowing brush script for a celebration in the afternoon or a formal wedding in a beautiful evening. Write the wording of your invitation. You can use a rhyme, a poem, or opt for clever sayings. Because you are crafting your own invitations, you don’t have to deal with limitations.

If you are having a hard time figuring out the right words for the invites, you can check free websites that recommend and offer pre-written wedding verses.

Once you’ve decided on the font as well as the wording, plan the layout of the words. You can place them either justified to the left or centered in the middle of the invitation. It all depends on what appears elegant to you.

Paper Layering
Choose the invitation paper based on your wedding colors, like pastel blue or a rich pick, together with an off white or cream. Utilize the colored paper to integrate nice texture to your invitation. Print your chosen words on the white paper, then glue a larger cut of the colored paper to the back to make a border.

To achieve an elegant look wedding invitation boxes, try attaching a sheet of vellum paper on the top of the invitation. You can fasten it by punching two holes in the top of the paper and add a silk ribbon to strap a neat bow. This small detail will assimilate elegance to your invitation.
Printing
Print your invitations using a word processing software program. Ensure that the paper size fits the size of the invites and then encode the verse in the font that you have selected. Don’t rush the printing. For best results, feed one paper at a time in your printer.

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Make sure that the invitation envelopes are as elegant as the invitation itself. Address the envelopes using the same font used inside the invitation. If you would like to place some inserts like a reception card, response card, or place card, you can have them printed the same way you employed in the wedding invitations with matching font styles.

Decorations
Add decorative items. Pressed flowers, pre-made bows, or jewel embellishments make brilliant additions to unique wedding invitations. Place the ornamentation of your choice after you’ve printed the invitation. Remember though that the stylish font and the cardstock may be enough to make the invitation look very elegant without adding decorations and adornments.

Your Own Touch
If you’re about to have a beach wedding, you can still have elegant wedding invitations by using old-fashioned and high-class wax seal on the envelopes with you and your partner’s initials stamped in the center.

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