(PRWEB UK) 4 December 2013
Having extensive experience in capturing wedding magic, Bloomsbury Event Filming has seen the full gamut of receptions – some have been perfectly seamless, while others have unfortunately proved to be a cause for disappointment.
To help couples make the most suitable and successful choice, Bloomsbury reveal the benefits and disadvantages of the three main wedding reception options, namely breakfast, lunch and dinner:
Breakfast/ Brunch Reception
For some, getting married in the splendour of the fresh morning light is ideal. The benefits of a breakfast or brunch reception are that they’re less formal than an evening option, people drink considerably less alcohol (hence less chance of bad behaviour cropping up), and best of all they allow the newlyweds to leave for their honeymoon on the same day. Bloomsbury warn however that this option is not logistically suited to couples who have relatives that live two hours or more away, since they would then have to get up very early so make the wedding. Another key deciding factor is that the bride and bridesmaids will not have as long to get ready as they would for a lunch or evening reception.
A lunch reception allows morning lovers the extra time to get ready while still possibly having time to dash off for the honeymoon on the same day. Menu wise, this option would allow for similar foods to a fancy dinner reception, but with less formality and quantity. The disadvantage of this choice however says Bloomsbury is that if it’s not possible to leave for the honeymoon after lunch, there’s a long day ahead to fill in. Additionally, it’s possible that the reception might be more staid and reserved than a dinner reception, which for some is a good thing and for others not).
This is the most classic and formal wedding reception option, featuring a grand sit-down or buffet dinner. Many people choose a dinner reception because it allows them plenty of time to get ready as well as to mingle with guests, not to mention the exuberant celebrations and dancing that it encourages. Choosing an evening reception also lends more to glamorous clothing as well as the magical ambience of pretty lights and candles. Nevertheless, Bloomsbury advises that a dinner reception might not be suited to couples who have a number of elderly attendees or guests with young children, while some people are simply morning types – there’s no point in a beautiful evening reception if the bride and groom are yawning their way through dinner.
Director of Bloomsbury Event Filming, Andrew Cussens, concluded: “We’ve seen wedding receptions that turn out like a charmed fairy tale and others that have unfortunately gone awry because all the pros and cons of the different options have not been weighed in. We hope that our advice will help couples choose the wedding reception that best suits their personalities, while also taking into consideration the logistics and impact on guests. As the saying goes - the devil is in the details.”