82. The Wedding Reception I
The religious or civil ceremony that makes people
a married couple is just one part of
actual wedding. After the wedding comes the reception.
wedding reception is a party held immediately after
marriage ceremony. Usually there is a little bit
time, about an hour, between the ceremony and
reception to give people enough time to travel
the ceremony location to the reception location. Most
receptions are held at a catering hall, which
a place that specializes in hosting big parties.
, wedding receptions can be held in restaurants, parks,
even in museums or zoos. A wedding reception
usually not held at the same place as
ceremony, but sometimes they do.
When guests arrive
the reception, the bride and groom are usually
there to meet them. Right after the ceremony
newly married couple, the bridesmaids, and the groomsmen
go somewhere to have photographs taken. While this
happening, guests are usually treated to a cocktail
at the reception site. During this time appetizers
drinks are served. This also gives guests a
to socialize. After the cocktail hour, the main
hall is opened. At a wedding reception the
is usually prearranged. Each guest will receive a
telling him or her where they are expected
sit. Tables are arranged by numbers. In front
the reception hall, there is a special table
the bride and groom.
Once everyone is seated,
begin to serve salad or bread and drinks.
receptions have an open bar, meaning the alcohol
free. Other receptions have a case bar, meaning
-alcoholic beverages are free; guests are expected to pay
their own alcoholic drinks.