Rochester Brides & Grooms May - November 2017 Issue #51 - Page 80

R eceptions b y: r ossweddin oto gs h .co p Continued from Page 77 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. • If a Friday or Sunday wedding is something you are interested in, check with the ceremony and reception site of your choice to see if this is oxPhotog raphy.c possible. o b i nF o : R b y 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 photo Clubs • Historical by : Ro Mansions • Private Homes bi n • Hotel banquet rooms • Fo Outdoor/gardens • Wineries • Private dining rooms in restaurants d. Wherever you decide to have your reception review 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 80 78 Rochester Brides & Grooms m