The gap between the wedding ceremony and the wedding reception can sometimes be a boring time for guests. It doesn’t have to be as long as there is a drinks reception right before the main wedding dinner. Here are some reasons why having a drinks reception at your wedding is important.
1. Drinks Reception Creates Camaraderie Among Guests
Either on the hotel lobby, the garden or poolside, the drinks reception is where your guests can just sit down, relax and have a quick chat with other guests as they wait for the reception to take place. The important thing here is that the guests can become acquainted with each other in a very comfortable fashion.
2. You Can Feed Your Guests
Most of the time there will be guests who will get hungry before the reception takes place. The drinks reception provides a venue for your hungry guests to help themselves with some food and drinks while waiting for the reception to start. A simple wine or bubbly, cheese and canapés will do just to make your guests ready for the main dinner.
3. Entertainment While Guests Wait
What’s worse than waiting? Waiting in silence. Usually a gap between the wedding ceremony and reception takes around an hour or an hour and a half. To make your guests entertained while waiting, you can provide a band or a DJ that can play upbeat yet soft music in the background. Music will also help create a festive mood and will not make the guest bored from waiting.
4. Best Time to Take Pictures
While the reception has not yet started, guests have a great amount of time to do other activities such as taking photos. When you have a drinks reception, they will be able to take their time taking wacky photos or have a photo opportunity with other guests. It would be much better, too, if you have a photo booth or Magic Mirror installed at the drinks reception.
5. Freshen Up
Lastly, you should have a drinks reception at your wedding so that you will have an ample amount of time to freshen up for the wedding reception. The drinks reception is the best time for you to change to your dinner clothes in a way your guests won’t get bored of waiting. Guests as well can freshen up or take a nap during the drinks reception.