If you’re given the opportunity to give a toast at a wedding, it’s definitely an honor, and not something to be taken lightly. This is your chance to let the couple know how great it is that they’ve found each other, and let them know how much they mean to you. This is NOT a time for crass jokes, or to bring up ghosts of boyfriend or girlfriend’s past. There are certain things that are totally off-limits, and we’ve rounded up a few of them for you. Make sure you avoid these at all costs!
It sounds like such a minor issue – the shape of the tables at your reception – but your decision has a major impact on the style and feel of your reception. Round tables are the most common, and they’re ideal to promote conversation among smaller groups of guests. Long tables give a reception a family-dinner feel – if you’re having trouble grouping guests together into smaller tables, a few long tables can eliminate that issue. We’re also seeing more square tables at wedding receptions for a more modern look, and some couples are choosing to have cocktail tables to promote mixing, mingling, and dancing. As for you and your new spouse, you can either sit with a group of family members, your wedding party, or a deux at a sweetheart table – it all depends if you want some “just the two of you” time at the reception or would prefer to sit with a group.
With all of the ideas you can acquire when planning your wedding, how do you choose your style? With Spring here and summer weddings quickly approaching, here are four style ideas we love for a warm weather/destination reception: