6 Traditions for your Wedding Reception

You have worked hard to make your wedding day a success; you have planned for the ceremony, you have a dress, and you have been working on decorations. Now, it is time to think about getting a photographer for the reception. Of course, you could ask a friend or family member to snap some pictures, but this is your big special day, and it is the biggest party of your life! You want to make sure your photographer knows how to capture special moments and traditions. Here are some reception traditions you may be interested in getting pictures of on your wedding day:

1. Introducing the Wedding Party

At the beginning of your reception you want your DJ/MC to introduce the wedding party. Each bridesmaid and groomsman can partner up for this and be introduced together – this is just a formality, they can be introduced together whether they are a couple or not. Or they can be introduced separately if they feel uncomfortable walking together. At the end of the wedding party, you and your new spouse will be announced as husband and wife for the first time.

2. Toasts

Your Best Man, Maid of Honor, and sometimes the parents will want to make toasts in your honor. Make sure someone is ready to capture the tears and laughter of these speeches: you won’t want to forget these moments.

3. First Dance

Make sure you take time to pick the right song and make sure someone is taking lots of pictures of your first dance together.

4. Cutting the Cake

5. Bouquet or Garter Toss

Play the ‘Single Ladies’ song, Why? Because tossing the bouquet to a group of single women is another time-honored wedding reception tradition you will not want to pass up.

A wedding reception tradition that always elicits red faces, giggles, and loud laughs is the retrieval of the garter. This is especially true if the groom goes for the garter with his teeth. After he gets the garter, he then throws it to a pack of single men. These are classic moments you will not want to miss.

6. Big Exit

Don’t forget to have pictures taken of your big exit! Especially if guests are blowing bubbles or throwing glitter as you run.

Remember to make a list of the traditions you will be doing, and what order you will do them in, so that your photographer is prepared. Please contact us today to discuss hiring a professional photographer for your big day.