Your wedding at Texas Old Town can be an amazing experience for you and your guests, but it is almost certainly not the last wedding you will ever attend! In fact, your bouquet and garter tosses can give you a sneak preview for whose celebration you might attend next. While your guests may or may not buy into the idea that the person who catches a bouquet or garter will soon go down the aisle, this tradition has maintained popularity over time. The practice may seem simple enough, but you should put some thought into where it fits into your reception, and how you can have time for other special moments.
Planning Special Moments For Your Reception
The wedding reception is decidedly less formal than the ceremony, but there are still certain moments that require planning and time management. You need to know when food will be served, and (for buffet meals) when different people will eat. You also need to fit in your first dance, the cake cutting, and any wedding toasts. While it might be tempting to relax during your reception, you should make sure you are keeping up with these moments, or at least have someone you can count on to keep you on track.
Picking A Time When You Want To Host The Bouquet And Garter Toss
The bouquet and garter tosses typically happen during the second half of your wedding reception. By this time, people have been fed, and have probably had some time on the dance floor. You can have your DJ, bandleader, or MC for the night call for everyone’s attention to set up this event.
Of course, even if this is a popular time to throw the bouquet and garter, you should not feel obligated to it. Remember that this is your wedding reception, and if you want to mix things up, you can! Changing the time of this event – or even skipping it – is certainly your call to make.
Coming Up With Fun New Ideas For Your Reception
Your wedding reception is your time to celebrate your love, and you should feel free to make changes that suit your event, and your personality. If your wedding is more laid-back, you may decide to go light on the formal moments, serve food and drinks, and let people enjoy themselves. You can even set up a photo booth, or games, to let people have fun. For those couples who are eager to live out the popular wedding traditions, you can still mix matters up with fun music choices, by providing different sweets with cake, and by simply making sure there is room on the dance floor for plenty of people!
Texas Old Town Can Help You Host A Great Wedding Reception!
At Texas Old Town, we provide the right space – and the right amenities – to help you enjoy an amazing wedding reception experience. This is in addition to providing gorgeous Texas Hill Country landscapes to use for ceremonies. To schedule a tour of our event venue in Kyle, TX, call our office today at 512-396-1800 or complete our online contact form.