Planning A Wedding Reception


Your wedding reception will be the most complex part of your wedding day to plan.

Even though the wedding ceremony is what establishes the beginning of your marriage and is the main reason for the occasion, the reception will:

  • take the most time to plan
  • consume more of your budget than the ceremony
  • be the biggest party you will ever throw
  • be what your guests will remember and talk about the most

There are so many things to consider when you are planning exactly what you want to do for your reception.

Do you want a very elegant evening affair?

Are you more laid back and would be more comfortable having a backyard reception?

Who is going to help you?

Will your helper really assist you with planning your reception?

Will they try to take over and impose their views on you?

There are actually quite a few things that I wish that I had done differently.

I was so focused on the experience of my guests that my happiness took a back seat.

I don't want that to happen to you.

So I have put my energy  and research skills into this website so that you can look back on your wedding day with no regrets.




The first thing that you need to decide before you can do any planning for your wedding reception is, what your budget will be?

Who will be paying for everything?

What's the process for putting a budget together?

How can we make sure that we stick to that budget and not go into debt?

Learn the process of putting together a budget for your reception even if you have already started spending money.



The hardest and most important decision that you will have to make regarding your reception is the venue that you will use.

Once you have picked a place to have your reception you can then start deciding on all of the details like

  • who will cater the food?
  • what type music will we play and who will play it?
  • how will we decorate the place?
  • will we have cupcakes, a traditional cake or some other type of dessert?


Contribute Your Wedding Reception Ideas


I am sure that you came to this website for some specific piece of information that will help you with the planning of your wedding day.

But if you also happen to have come up with something creative or have come across some money saving ideas that you think are worthy of sharing then we would love for you contribute what you know on this website.

And if you are just happy to be getting married you can share your engagement story on our wedding announcement page.