Friday, September 12, 2008

Welcome Reception



Welcome Receptions are fabulous for two reasons. One, they revive tired out guests before the ceremony and set the mood. Two, it gives a reason for guests to come 15-30 minutes early and thus helping stem the tide of late guests. Both are valuable reasons!

The Welcome Reception should be a light fare. It can be as simple as lemonades- something light and refreshing after a long drive. Think low-mess foods, non-alcoholic drinks. It shouldn't be grander than the wedding reception. A great place to mention that you're having a Welcome Reception is on your map or accommodations card.

Photo courtesy of Martha Stewart.

3 comments:

Steve said...

I love this idea. Not only is it pratical to serve teas, or lemonaids, it is very pretty.

The Pissed Off Bride said...

I agree, very pretty. I have always loved thos glass drink servers.

My @ tha Hotness said...

I have always loved this picture. I will share a secret with you.. You can get these holder for the drinks at a fraction of the price at Target.com and also at TJ Maxx. AT TJ MAXX they have the ones that look like apothecary jars.