After the Ceremony, Before the Reception....Do This!
You have exchanged rings and vows! You are done taking wedding party pictures...now what?!
Before you enter the reception hall and dance the night away take a few moments to enjoy being married. After all, this is the moment that you both have been waiting for!
Don't worry about your guests, they will be fine without seeing you for another 10 minutes.
Take some time to be alone as a couple. Once you enter the reception doors you will be swamped with conversations, hugs, kisses, pictures, toasts, and dancing.
Eat!! Sounds crazy but my husband and I did not get to eat at our reception. I remember the wait staff preparing our plates...they handed them to us...we sat at our Sweetheart Table...was about to take a bite...and then guests started talking to us! At the end of the night we realized that we only had a piece of cake (the small piece that you feed each other for the photo op) and a sip of Sprite during the toast.
Have your wedding planner prepare small plates for you and your groom. Chances are you both are starving!!! Grab a quick bite and get something to drink. (We make sure our clients eat!)
Switch shoes (and/or attire)! This is the perfect time to put on your dancing shoes, gown number 2, and refresh your hair and makeup.
Once you enter the reception hall, take a moment to soak it all in. Look around at all of your family and friends who are sharing this day with you! Take a deep breath, grab your sweetie's hand, and get ready to dance the night away!!