As a great wedding location, we've hosted many weddings and receptions here at The Phoenix Ballroom. Trust us when we say that the sequence of your reception is vital to the overall vibe of your wedding. The goal is to keep the vibe upbeat rather than fluctuate or wind down and bore people to death. What then is the right wedding reception sequence? Read on to find out.
· Cocktails and Finding Your Seat
The point where your guests enjoy some cocktails and nibbles while you get your pictures taken is when your reception starts. Having some light, upbeat music playing is an excellent way to ease into the fun mood of your reception after the seriousness of your wedding ceremony.
· Your Grand Entrance
By this time, all your guests should be seated. Set the mood with a fun entrance by having an upbeat song that gets your guests moving too. For them to have fun, show them you're having fun also.
· The First Round of Speeches
Keep the attention of your guests going after your entrance with speeches from your maid of honor and best man. They are apt to be livelier and more fun and will help transition and set the mood for the more formal speeches.
Let your entrees be served after the first round of speeches is done. The tables should then be completely cleared before you have the next series of speeches come up too.
· The Second Round of Speeches
This is where the more formal speeches from your parents come in. People are waiting to be served the main course but aren't starving because the entrees have already been taken.
· Main Course
The point most wedding guests have been waiting for, it's food time again. Keep the mood with background music that isn't too loud to drown out conversations.
· Cutting Your Cake
Set up the cutting of your cake once the table has been cleared. Encourage your guests to participate in other to set the mood for the next stage.
· Your First Dance
This is the moment when you and your partner enjoy your first time together since your ceremony began. Have fun, because at this point, all the formal part of your reception has been done with and this opens the door to all the other dances.
· Party Time!
This is when everybody gets to dance. Try to avoid having your guests forced to sit down again after this has started. Have your favorite songs that will have everyone joining you on the dancefloor to celebrate.
Here at The Phoenix Ballrooms, hosting exciting weddings is our trademark. We'd love to host your unique wedding, too, if you'd give us a chance. We're located at 401 S. 3rd St WACO TX 76706. You can call our office at 254.754.0099 or our cell at 254.723.8190, and leave us an email at Info@thephoenixballroom.com