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A Guide to the Different Types of Wedding Receptions

A Guide to the Different Types of Wedding Receptions

Everyone dreams of having the perfect wedding day. People want their guests to have a good time and remember their special day for years to come. However, not everyone has the same vision. Most people are taught there’s only one right way to do a wedding, but this statement couldn’t be further from the truth. This is the ultimate guide to the different types of wedding receptions. Do whatever makes you happy, and remember: it’s your day.

A Breakfast/Brunch Party

Couples that shy away from tradition should consider throwing a breakfast or brunch reception. Who doesn’t love breakfast? Start your big day with a sunrise ceremony. You’ll get so many beautiful pictures of you two saying “I do” as the sun rises, and you’ll feel so full of love as the birds chirp along. After the ceremony, ask guests to make their ways to the breakfast area. Make sure you serve a wide variety of foods to satisfy every craving. Serve pancakes, bacon, eggs, and French toast. Make sure you accommodate your non-breakfast-loving attendees, too. Consider serving sandwiches or the nontraditional option of chicken and waffles. Of course, don’t forget the mimosas! People will love that you took such an unconventional route, and they’ll be talking about your wedding for years to come.

Hors D’oeuvres-Only Celebration

If you want to be fun and modern, consider having an hors d’oeuvres-only wedding reception. This option is perfect for the laid-back couple that wants to keep things stress-free on their special day. If you decide to go in this direction, you won’t have to worry about picking a dinner menu or the appropriate table settings. Keep things open to reflect the casual tone of the event: don’t do assigned seating, and allow people to get up and mingle with one another. The best part of an hors d’oeuvres-only wedding is that you can have a massive menu. You aren’t limited to the traditional steak or fish; rather, you can choose tons of appetizers that’ll satisfy everyone’s palate. Make sure you have plenty of cocktails to go with the appetizers, too.

Sit-Down Dinner

You can’t go wrong with the classic sit-down dinner wedding reception. If you’re anxious about being too different, host a traditional affair. After all, everyone loves to get dressed up and dance the night away. If you decide this is the path for you, you must consider a few things. For example, what style of dinner do you want to serve? Would you like your guests to be waited on, or are you more comfortable with a family-style dinner?

You don’t have to make all these decisions on your own. The expert team at Mountain Springs Lake Resort wants to help you have the most perfect day possible—whatever that may look like. If you’re looking to have a wedding reception in the Poconos, let us help you with everything you need. We’ll do everything in our power to make it the best day of your life.