Reception Toasts That Add Grandeur to Your After-Wedding Party

5 Pointers to Make Your Wedding Reception Manageable and Beautiful

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The wedding is over. It is time to celebrate the happy occasion with a joyous wedding reception, where the guests can greet and wish the newly married couple, and bless them a lifetime of happiness. These days there is an increasing trend among young couples to host a grand dinner party as wedding reception. So here is another occasion to raise a glass to the blushing bride and the charming groom.

Here are a few offbeat ideas to make your wedding reception a fun occasion:

1. Prepare a Movie on the Bride and Groom:

These days with advanced video editing software available, you can create a sepia toned movie with clips and pictures of the best moments together. Share these with your family and friends on a large projector screen, and make your movie the highlight of your wedding reception.

2. Organise a Surprise Element to Make Your Reception Memorable:

Go wild. This is your day. You could create a wow moment that will have your guests talking about your reception for years. I had attended one wedding reception, where the bride and groom performed an ice-dancing number on an ice platform specially constructed for the purpose. While this may be too elaborate and expensive, you can come up with your own innovative ideas to pump up the party.

 3. Don't Overdo Details to the Point of Getting a Nervous Breakdown

We have all seen our share of bridezillas, who go completely loony by the end of the wedding reception.

Really, do you want to be one? Do you want your wedding photos to remind you of your temper tantrums or your fun side? The first rule is never overdo the details. If you try to be a perfectionist, you are bound to face disappointment. Be prepared for some accidents, some shoddiness, and even some cake or champagne on your pretty dress.

Take everything in your stride, and stay calm. Take the help of whoever is available to help you. Assign responsibilities to your near and dear ones. Enjoy the show, without having to micromanage every detail.

4. Add a Dash of Culture to Keep Traditions Alive

Having a Jewish wedding? Don't forget to stamp on the new wine glass and have everyone shout, "Mazel Tov" in unison. In some African-American weddings, the newlyweds jump over a decorated broom that symbolises the beginning of a new life. Traditions make wedding receptions interesting. They can be great conversation starters among your guests.

5. Prepare Great Wedding Reception Toasts to Impress Your Friends and Family

A wedding reception is a great opportunity to raise a toast. Here are a few quotes one could include in a wedding reception toast. Use them to remind the newlyweds how marriage can be blissful for both. Share personal anecdotes or quote a well known figure to make your speech interesting.

Erica Jong
Love is everything it's cracked up to be…It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.

George Eliot
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined... to strengthen each other... to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.

Stephen Gaines
Being in a long marriage is a little bit like that nice cup of coffee every morning - I might have it every day, but I still enjoy it.

Martin Luther
Let the wife make her husband glad to come home and let him make her sorry to see him leave.

Jennifer William
Love is smiling on the inside and out.

Frank Pittman
Marriage isn't supposed to make you happy - it's supposed to make you married.

Choose your love, then love your choice.

Thomas Parnell
Let those love now who never loved before; Let those who always loved, now love more.

Theodore Parker
A happy wedlock is a long falling in love.

Erich Segal
True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.

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