Once your ceremony ends, your wedding planner, designer, and a whole team of vendors will be setting everything up for your wedding reception. If your ceremony and reception are in the same space, the space will have to be flipped. Creating a time for your guests to be entertained and to socialize is ideal during this time. This is known as a cocktail hour. Your guests get to relax as you take post ceremony photos, and your vendors get to work their magic.
We have a few things we have shared that are usually great entertainers during this time of a wedding day.
Create a signature cocktail
Your signature cocktail is the drink designed to showcase both your personalities. Typically this is a fun and cute drink, and a great way for your guests to be even more connected to the union they just witnessed. You can even create signage to give insights into the creation or just the name of the drink.
These are bit sized palette pleasing treats to get the guests ready for dinner. The cocktail hour hors d’oeuvres are not meant to fill your guests up…but yet give them something to make the experience of your wedding even more enjoyable. If you serve hors d’oeuvre that too heavy you risk wasting money on their dinners as they will not be as hungry when that time comes.
The photobooth is typically set up for use during the cocktail hour. The is perfect for relatives, close friends, and co-workers that may or may not have seen each other in a while to snap picture and have a memory for years to come.
Until next time…
be sweet & happy planning!
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