Rochester Brides & Grooms Issue 52 November 2017 - May 2018 - Page 80

R eceptions p hoto by: J MS We dd Continued from Page 79 Step 4: When a. Most weddings are planned for Saturday with the reception to follow. If you are planning a Saturday wedding at a well know reception site and/or in a popular month (April thru November) book your wedding and reception site as soon as possible. A good rule of thumb is to book your wedding and reception as far as 12 to 24 months in advance. b. To increase the chance of having a weekend event, consider a Friday evening, Sunday or Saturday afternoon wedding and reception. • These days tend to be more available with vendors • Some reception sites offer discounted wedding packages on these days. • Some restaurants will close down for your reception. Photog raphy • If a Friday or Sunday wedding is something you are interested in, .co nFox m ob i R check with the ceremony and reception site of your choice to y: b see if this is possible. Step 5: a. Use the experienced staff of a reception site to help you Where plan an ideal reception. b. Your reception site depends upon the location, number of guests, and budget. c. Choose a place that can best accommodate the style of your wedding. There are a variety of options: Bed & Breakfasts • Churches or Synagogues • Country Clubs • Historical Mansions • Private Homes • Hotel banquet rooms • Outdoor/gardens • Wineries • Private dining rooms in restaurants by: JMSWedd i ng d. Wherever you decide to have your reception review o t s.c p ho om the following before making your decision: Recommendations • Ask family/friends for recommendations of locations they have enjoyed. • Consult with the reception specialists in this section for suggestions. Continued on Page 82 80 Rochester Brides & Grooms