Ideas To Help Keep Everyone Entertained At Your Reception

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While your wedding ceremony will keep everyone fixated on you and your partner, you will have to do a little more work to keep guests entertained during your reception. Even if you plan on hosting a formal wedding event, your reception will provide guests with some space and time to unwind and have fun. The experience typically calls for dinner, toasts from certain important people, and traditional moments like the cake cutting and bouquet toss. Of course, these events typically also provide a dance floor and music to keep people in good spirits through the night. The right preparations can ensure that people have plenty to keep them occupied and entertained during your reception!

Hire A Live Band Or DJ To Provide Your Music

It might be tempting to save money and set up a playlist or streaming service to provide music for your reception, but this approach can put several frustrating problems before you. One is that no one is overseeing the event to determine if it might be wise to change up the music selection in order to sustain the mood of the party. Another is that a bandleader or DJ can help you make important announcements to keep your evening on track.

Make Sure You Have Time For Popular Wedding Traditions

Having plans to do the bouquet toss, listen to wedding toasts, and show off your first dance are important. While these traditions are regularly included in reception plans, couples sometimes lack plans to make sure the evening progresses at the appropriate pace. This can lead to a problem where some of your events must be rushed or even abandoned! With an event coordinator or planner in place, you can have an easier time keeping your night on track.

Are People Bringing Their Children? Set Up Games For The Kids

While some couples prefer to host child-free weddings, others are happy to encourage entire families to be in attendance at their event. If you do expect people to bring kids, consider setting up a fun table for them with games, coloring books, and toys to occupy their attention. You can even have a designated sitter to oversee the area and give parents more freedom to enjoy themselves during your night.

Your Guests Can Have A Great Time At Your Texas Old Town Wedding

At our Texas Hill Country wedding venue, couples can enjoy beautiful surroundings for their ceremony as well as accommodating spaces for their reception event. Texas Old Town is proud to be a premiere Austin wedding destination, one that can also serve well if you want to host a corporate event or other special event. To find out more, or to set up your tour of our Kyle, TX venue, call Texas Old Town at 512.396.1800 or complete our online contact form!