Every couple has different family situation. Every couple comes from a different cultural background. The need for 2 separate wedding receptions has become very common.
Why would a couple need 2 wedding receptions?
Couples who come from 2 different places often need for a second wedding reception. Instead of flying half of the family out for one reception; a couple can have one wedding reception in each of their home towns. This will give more of your loved ones the opportunity to celebrate your wedding.
Couples who come from separate cultural backgrounds often host a wedding reception patterned after each of their cultures. This can be an exciting way to celebrate 2 separate cultures and adding to the celebration.
How can you best handle twice the work?
Planning 2 wedding receptions is twice the work but doesn’t have to be twice as stressful. The most important piece of advice we can give you is to utilize your family and friends. Planning 2 receptions on your own is close to impossible. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from your family.
The best way to organize your reception planning is to have each family in charge of one of the receptions. Have the bride’s family in charge of one receptions and the groom’s family helping with the other reception.
Scheduling 2 Receptions
Don’t feel that you need to cram 2 receptions into the same day. You can have one reception on the wedding day and another reception a week later. Our point is that there is no reason for you to overwhelm yourself. There is no rule that says everything needs to be on the same day.
The most important thing you need to do is enjoy your wedding. This is the time of your life and it deserves to be celebrated. Enjoy this moment and remember it for the rest of your life!