The wedding day is such a whirlwind and we want to make sure you enjoy every moment! Here are 5 tips to help ensure you make the most of your wedding breakfast.
Have a fun entrance
Speak with your venue or coordinator about being announced into the wedding breakfast room. Your guests will be seated and this is the first real-time (apart from your ceremony) that you will be announced as a married couple. Whether it is your coordinator, toastmaster, best man, or maid of honour, we absolutely suggest a big announcement. Our biggest tip is to have a fun song to be played once you’ve been announced, whilst you are making the walk to the tables. This sets the vibe for the day, gets everyone up and dancing, and brings the fun!
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Enjoy your food
You may not have had much to eat throughout the day and you have spent time on choosing your menu and tasting the food in menu tastings, so make sure you eat! We have seen so many couples who have just been so overwhelmed they haven’t been able to enjoy the food, so we always suggest taking a breather, talking to each other, and enjoying that wonderful meal.
Think about your top table
You will be sitting for around 1½ to 2 hours during your wedding breakfast so think about who you want on your top table. The traditional top table would be (from left to right) the Maid of Honour, Father of the Groom, Mother of the Bride, Groom, Bride, Father of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, and Best Man. However, not many weddings these days are sticking to traditions so we have seen many different spins on the top table.
Our biggest advice is to do what you want to do! We have seen top tables with just the newlyweds and parents, the newlyweds and their closest friends, and many more couples opting for a sweetheart table with just them. The sweetheart table is a great way to have a couple of hours of just you two, to enjoy each other's company.
Give activity packs to the children
If you are having children at your wedding, ideally you would like them to sit and behave for the wedding breakfast, but it doesn’t always go that way! We would suggest creating an activity pack to go on their place settings which gives them something to be distracted by during the meal. You can create these yourself, or have a look on places like Etsy or Not on the Highstreet for ready-made ones.
Talk to your guests
But only if you want to! It can sometimes be difficult on the day to make sure you talk to all of your guests and before you know it the day is over. A great way to talk to your guests is to go around in between courses. Once you have enjoyed your starter and your top table has finished, go and have a chat with the tables and thank them for coming and doing this for all of your courses. This way you can ensure you have spoken to each guest!
You want to make sure you are getting everything you can out of the day, so we hope these 5 tips can help you make the most of your wedding breakfast.
Thank you for reading,
Wedding Planner and Stylist