Every wedding is unique. Different styles, different people with a huge array of options to choose from. However, something that doesn’t tend to differ much is the run of the day when it comes to weddings, especially those in Ireland. Firstly it’s the ceremony, then the photographs and drinks reception, dinner, band and DJ. If you ask guests about their experiences of weddings, something that is always reported on is the drinks reception…..was it too long, was their entertainment or music, were people starving by the time dinner came around? No one wants their guests feeling bored or hungry!! So here a few things to consider to ensure a successful, enjoyable and a just fabulous drinks reception!
Magicians or Comedians – This is a great ice breaker for when families don’t know each other that well. Seems like a little off the wall but this type of entertainment is becoming hugely more popular more recently. Check out Ruairi O’Connor.
The bridal party will be required for a few photographs but it will majority be the Bride and Groom who will be gone for the longest time. Nominate your bridesmaids and ushers to take care of particular aspects of the drinks reception. Bathroom baskets will need to be taken care of if they haven’t already, the honeymoon suite will need decorating if you are doing this also. It is important to ensure the VIP guests have drinks, that the Granddad’s and Grandma’s are being looked after and that someone is watching over the children! Before the dinner venue staff may have questions regarding the wedding so would be useful for someone to know any special requirements. Bridal Party members can make sure that the drinks reception runs smoothly.
Make sure your drinks reception is enjoyable for you and your guests as it is the start of your big day and is sure to set the tone for the rest of the festivities ahead!