What To Do When Your Ceremony Ends

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Texas Old Town provides stunning outdoor settings for wedding ceremonies. During your outdoor ceremony, you can find yourself surrounded by friends, family, and a beautiful Texas Hill Country landscape as you exchange vows. Before your night ends, you and all of your guests will move on to your indoor reception area to finish celebrating with all of your guests. Of course, every celebration leaves some space between the ceremony and reception. How can you make the most of this time, and what will your attendees do while they wait for the second half of your event to begin? You can keep guests occupied by offering a selection of refreshments and snacks. With your wedding photographer, you can find a spot in our outdoor surroundings to take posed pictures with your family and wedding party members.

Making The Most Of The Time Between Your Ceremony And Reception

The time between the wedding ceremony and reception can vary for different couples. One reason for this is that some couples will choose to take first look photos, which capture posed pictures of you and your partner together before the ceremony begins. A talented wedding photographer can also help you shrink the time between events by moving swiftly and confidently through different picture sessions with your family members and wedding party members. Even if you expect to keep this time relatively short, you can keep guests happy with refreshments and music while they wait for the reception to start.

What You, Your Partner, And Your Wedding Party Will Do Before The Reception Starts

Before you join everyone for the rest of your wedding, you will step aside to take photos with your family, and with the members of your wedding parties. If you did not take first look photos, this is also the time to pose for pictures with your partner. You can seek out a spot to gather with everyone before the ceremony begins. If you came to our venue for your engagement photos or bridal portraits, you may want to return to the area where you already posed. While your family members can rejoin the rest of your guests, your wedding party members will join you to make a formal arrival that starts your reception.

How Do We Keep Our Guests Entertained Between The Ceremony And Reception?

For some couples, the solution to entertaining guests while they are away between events is to create a “cocktail hour” event. During this time, you can hand out drinks and light refreshments to snack on to tide them over before dinner. Serving light fare is recommended at this time – after all, in a short while you will begin an event with dinner, dessert, and drinks!

Create A Magical Ceremony And Fun-Filled Reception At Texas Old Town!

Texas Old Town is ready to help happy couples celebrate their love with a beautiful Austin wedding experience! To learn more, please fill out our online contact form or call our Kyle, TX venue today at 512.396.1800!