Bride and Groom: The bride and groom are seated at the head table enjoying their dinner. Afterwards, they make their rounds to each table (once everyone is settled). The couple may choose to take pictures with their guests during this time as well.
What is it called when the bride and groom leave the reception?
The wedding recessional is the order in which the newlywed couple and wedding party exit the ceremony. Just like the processional, there’s a specific order to follow based on the couple’s preference. The recessional begins immediately after the first kiss.
Do the bride and groom go to the after-party?
All wedding guests attending the reception should be invited to the after-party. Keep in mind that older guests or those with young children may choose to leave before the final festivities begin.
What does the couple do after the ceremony?
After the ceremony, the couple, their families, and wedding party head off with the photographer to pose for pictures. That leaves the rest of the guests standing around awkwardly with nothing to do, hovering in a weird limbo between ceremony and reception.
Who pays for the breakfast after the wedding?
Traditionally, the bride’s parents pay, but it’s a nice gesture (if you have the funds) to pay for it yourselves. Show off as gracious newlyweds by playing the perfect hosts.
Do you have to have a reception after a wedding?
Think of a reception, including food, music and entertainment, as an after-party. Once you leave your ceremony, you are legally married. Because of this, there are no laws regarding what you can and cannot include. As a result, you certainly are able to skip out on the reception altogether!
What do you do after you kiss the bride?
After the kiss, the bride retrieves her flowers and holds them in her right hand. The bride and groom turn and face the audience, holding one hand. The officiant presents the couple.