Hello Houston brides-to-be! We all know that planning wedding receptions can cause serious anxiety. But it doesn’t have to. That sounds much easier said than done, right? Limiting stress comes down to a few important factors. Firstly, the most important aspect of planning any type of wedding reception is to be focused and organized. Don’t let things that are out of your control affect your mood or outlook. Understand there will be setbacks. But when you’re up there dancing with your new husband for the first time as husband and wife, everything will come into perspective for you. And that is what it’s all about: Perspective.
In order to maintain your perspective and the sense of control, you will want to limit the number of people pulling the strings because the more folks involved in decision-making, then the more problematic things become. Not everyone is as diligent as you in your dealings. Some people forget. Some people are more lackadaisical. If you do choose to involve a group to help plan, make sure they understand what you expect of them and that they are able to commit the time necessary to plan a great wedding.
Before we get into details, there is one golden rule. Start planning early! Give yourself at least 12-16 months to make everything come together. If you do this, time will be your ally rather than your enemy.
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Let’s take it from the top. Receptions are the most memorable part of any wedding. There are usually two things that happen at every wedding—laughing and crying. The question I have for you is: What sort of mood do you want to create for you and your guests? Festive? Intimate? Reflective? The location and ambiance of your reception hall should reflect your personality and the wedding theme.
Wedding receptions can be held anywhere in the world depending on what you want. You can rent hotel banquet rooms, local party halls, country-clubs, private gardens, restaurants, or historic buildings with banquet halls, among others. If you’re planning an outdoor reception or ceremony, always make sure you check the weather for that time of year. Have a backup plan in case of rain or other weather. Flexible reception halls offer this. If it rains, they have another beautiful space on-property for you to exchange vows. Many private gardens do this, especially in the Southern United States.
Many reception halls are booked up to a year in advance.
After you build your list, contact the hall to set up a time to tour. Bring a notebook with you so you can take notes from the hall manager—you will be amazed at how important the little details become when deciding on the right wedding reception halls in Houston TX.
Once you find the perfect hall, book it as soon as you can! Most reception halls are booked more than a year in advance so make sure you pull the trigger when you know which hall is to be yours! Good luck and happy planning!