Wedding Receptions From Planning to Site Selection

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“I love you.”

“I do.”

These two moments are seminal to any relationship. They are amazing in their significance–the first phrase, those three words, being both vulnerable and ratifying. They signify the relationship being taken to the next stage, more than just boyfriend and girlfriend or partners: they are two people who love each other.

“I do.”

This moment is one that signifies even more. Two people are coming together to get married, hopefully to spend the rest of their lives with each other, all those moments within the wedding–the vows, the rings, the kiss: it’s all magical and a way to celebrate two people getting together with one another.

Every year, an average of 2.4 million weddings are performed in the United States.

53% of weddings occur in the afternoon, 31% in the evening, and 16% in the morning.

The most popular month to get married is June (accounting for 15% of all weddings).

The truth is, more and more couples are choosing to be wed outdoors. 35% of all weddings are now outdoor occasion.

Planning for a wedding, however, can be both exhilarating and stressful. There is the food, which can range from a full scale theme to some of the best food available on the planet. There are the flowers, which need to be a certain color to reflect the color scheme but can come in all different shapes and sizes. There is the cake, which must be done magnificently and tastefully.

And then there is the reception. Finding places for wedding receptions can be stressful. It seems now that nearly half (48%) of couples research reception venues online. About 40% of brides and grooms-to-be are looking for unusual venues that better reflect their personality.

All cities have their own reception venues. While wedding reception venues may vary according to the city, finding unique wedding venues or unusual wedding venues is not an impossibility. All that is required is diligence and a little creativity to find the one that is your match.

As you search for your unique wedding venue, here are some ideas for different decor options for wedding reception venues.

The Reception Centerpiece

The centerpiece is of extreme importance, as it is the one piece of decor that stands out above the rest. The centerpiece can be elegant and smooth, attractive and eye catching, modern and progressive, or simply beautiful.

Some common ideas for centerpieces include flowers put together in some sort of arrangement. The arrangement depends on the theme for the wedding, which can be anything from a medieval wedding to a vintage wedding with rustic decor to a beautiful princess like wedding where everything is in white and gorgeous.

The flower types then will depend on the theme of the wedding and the rest of the decor. In the vintage wedding for instance, couples may opt for rustic style tables and chairs, which go very well with softer colors like white Gerber daises or perennials that have a white or soft color.

The Furniture

When looking for places for wedding receptions, it’s always valuable to look at the constructs of the walls before making a decision. The color pattern of the venue, the texture and feel of the wood, the type of flooring and window lighting, all play a role when determining the color patterns and furniture in the venue.

Furniture also depends on theme. Those who are looking for a vintage wedding may try to reproduce certain the rustic feel of weddings gone past. This can include hand made wooden tables, hand crafted chairs, platforms that are made out of oak or mahogany and much much more.

Much depends on the theme, which is singularly important on producing the wedding the bride and groom want.

Places for Wedding Receptions

Places for wedding receptions can vary according to the city but the main thing that needs to get across is Start Early! Normally, it’s a good idea to book your wedding reception site as soon as possible once you’re engaged–at least a year to nine months before the wedding.

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