Should you consider welcoming your wedding guests with snacks and light refreshments before your ceremony begins? What about offering a cocktail hour between your ceremony and reception events? These gestures are not always necessary, but they can be appreciated by your guests, particularly for a wedding taking place later in the evening. You can also find that because you are not there to greet everyone yourself, having refreshments waiting for people can be a nice way to say hello in lieu of being there yourself. You can use the season to inspire your options. If you have a summer wedding, something light can be more suitable. If you host a winter wedding, you may want to providing something like hot cocoa to warm everyone up before your event starts.
Offering Treats For Your Guests When They Arrive
When your guests begin arriving at your selected venue for your wedding, you can use signs, or designated ushers, to receive them, and guide them. While it may not be expected, greeting guests with something to eat or drink can be a nice gesture. Something to snack on, or a small drink, can go a long way. If you plan on allowing guests to bring children, make sure your drink options offer non-alcoholic beverages.
Planning A Cocktail Hour Between Your Ceremony And Reception
If you intend to take photos between your ceremony and reception, an informal “cocktail hour” can give everyone something to do while you take care of this task. In addition to giving them something to tide them over, the cocktails can help people start to loosen up, and feel more free to socialize while they wait for your reception dinner to officially begin.
Texas Old Town Can Help You Welcome Your Guests Warmly
You can be thrilled at the idea of welcoming guests to your wedding in beautiful Texas Hill Country. At Texas Old Town, we provide couples with wonderful settings for an Austin area wedding, and we are located conveniently close to San Antonio and San Marcos! If you wish to schedule a venue tour to look at our location for your wedding, or your corporate event or special event, please contact us at 512-396-1800 or complete our online contact form.