A Brief History of Wedding Receptions

wedding venueA wedding reception is a special celebration that is held after a ceremony at the wedding venue. Receptions may include traditions and rituals but they also have dancing, music, and meals. But have you ever wondered why the party after a couple officially ties the knot is referred to as a reception? The term means the process or action of receiving something. But how is it related to getting married?

A reception is held to welcome all the guests who attended your wedding. It’s where the couple receive their friends and family, the community, for the first time as a married couple. It also applies the other way around. It is the time when the community receive the couple as an official married couple.

Reception Origins

Before, weddings were simple. Up until World War II, wedding celebrations took place in the home of the bride and the style of the reception relied on the financial standing of the family. This applied to the western culture. A fancy ball were for wealthier family while an afternoon luncheon and tea were commonly held by middle class families.

Later on, dance halls started to grow in popularity and more and more people were included in the guest list. The bride and the groom could invite as many as they want because their guest list was no longer limited by the size of their house. Wherever they held the reception, there’s a receiving line that would greet the guests. The newlyweds, parents, and host would greet each guest.

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What To Look For In A Wedding Venue?

wedding venue 2Choosing a wedding venue is one of the major decisions you need to make as you plan your big day. The 2018 Real Weddings Study reported that booking a venue remains one of the costliest decisions couples make as they plan their nuptials. But aside from the budget, you might be wondering what else you need to search for in a wedding venue. Obviously, you must look for what gives you that special feeling. However, there are other factors that you have to consider, too. Before booking your wedding venue, be sure to ask the appropriate questions. Don’t forget to tour the property as well.

Factors To Consider When Looking For The Perfect Wedding Venue

A Roomy Fit

It may seem obvious but when it comes to what your wedding needs to have, this factor plays a crucial role. Be sure that the space or room is big enough to accommodate all of your guests. The area may look huge if it’s empty but wedding essentials including the chairs, tables, buffet bar, DJ setup or band, and the dance floor will fill the available space. You need to evaluate the size of the area. If possible, visit the venue when there’s another wedding being held. This will give you an idea how big it really is once everything’s been set up.

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