Posted by myweddinggroup on February 16, 2016

Make the reception memorable and personal, and plan a night your guests won't forget. 


Have a game plan for kids: To keep the little ones entertained throughout the night (and to give their parents an opportunity to hit the dance floor), have an area specifically for them. Designate a couple tables just for the kids and pack them with coloring books and crayons.


Plan a food station:  Having a taco bar, grits or grilled cheese station where people can choose their own toppings and sauces will leave you with happy, well-fed guests ready to have a good time.


Think through your Seating Chart: It sounds obvious, but it belongs on the list: Seat guests with people they'll know and get along with. A well-thought-out seating chart leads to great conversation, which leads to a great dance party, which leads to…well, you get the idea! 


Order Good Food: What would you want to eat? If you're not the meat-and-potatoes type, consider doing something more to your liking. Or skip the sit-down altogether and opt for a heavy hors d'oeuvres reception. Think mini sliders, bite-size vegetable quiches or a cheese table.

 For catering we recommend: Tim Holmes Catering | My Wedding Group & Catering by Bernie and Candie | Greenville Caterer | My Wedding Group & Chef 360 

Play Danceable Music: Whether you've hired a band or a DJ, if you want to keep the dance floor packed (and we're guessing you do), plan a playlist of songs that will please the crowd, not just you two. 

For DJ or Band we recommend: The Party Machine | Greenville Wedding DJ | My Wedding Group & Jumping Juke Box | Greenville Wedding DJ | My Wedding Group & The Erica Berg Collective | Greenville Wedding Band | My Wedding Group


Change Into Something Comfortable: You won't have a good time at your reception if you can't breathe, right? So after the first dance, swap your veil and train for a little white dress.