Building Your Reception – Meal Details

The meal is the biggest element of your wedding reception. Making sure that your guests know what is going to happen and how they will be partaking in the delicious options you have selected is really important. This knowledge can greatly help with your schedule run to plan.

Open Bar

An open bar is when the guests’ drinks are paid for. This can be done if you pay a set amount per person, if it has been included in the venue meal and beverage package, if you have an open tab, or if you put down a spend dollar amount.

Just make sure if you are having an open bar you select what your guests have access to drink. You don’t want them going for all the top-shelf spirits and using the open bar tab too early in the evening.

If you have selected to have an open bar then the venue may have a time that they will call last drinks. Giving your guests this information before it happens will allow them to get any final drinks.

If you have a limit set on your bar and it is starting to get low, I can update you about this before the limit has been reached. This will give you an opportunity to make the discussion if you would like to extend the limit or inform the guests the open bar is now moving to paid.

Invocation, blessing, or prayer

This can be both religious and non-religious depending on the option you select. Some couples get a parent, grandparent, or special friend to do this just before the meal is served. It will usually include a blessing for the couple and for thier life together as a married couple, and for the meal and drink being served.

MC, Photographer & Videographer meals

Most of my services as your master of ceremonies will happen around mealtime so it’s important to me that I can remain fully focused.   So that this can happen could you please arrange to have my meal served either before the reception starts or after the cake has been cut? This will allow me to concentrate on the activities happening during mealtime and keep everything running to your schedule. Your photographer and if you are having one your videographer may also like thier meals served at this same time so that they too are able to focus on capturing these special moments.

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Partner 1
Parner 2
Your best contact email.
What is the date of your wedding reception.
What time does the bar open?
What is the official time the bar will close?
Are drinks included as a part of your package?
If you are having an open bar what drinks are included?
Do you want to cut off the open bar at an allocated time? This can be before the official bar closing time.
Do you want to cut off the open bar at a "$" amount?
If you are having a paid bar, what drinks are available to purchase?
Please select the meal type you will be having.
If you have selected "other meal" please give details.
Serving time
If you are having a starter what will it be? Finger food / canapés / grazing table
Serving time
Serving time
Serving time
Serving time
Any addtional information about the meal.
Would you like to include?
Who would you like to do the invocation and or blessing and what is your relationship with this person?
What would you like said?
Any additional information you would like to include about the meal.
Most of my services as your master of ceremonies happen around mealtime. I ask could please arrange with the venue to have my meal served either before the reception start time or after the cake has been cut. Your photographer and if you are having one your videographer may also like thier meals served at this same time.

If you have any questions please contact me.