While your wedding is the star attraction of the day, your reception will be a close second. It gives you a chance to mingle more with your guests and have some fun celebrating your special day. Make sure your reception goes as smoothly as your wedding by making sure you pack these top items before you leave your house.
Guest Book and Writing Utensils
Make sure to pick up a guest book and the appropriate writing utensils so that your wedding guests can pen a greeting for you to treasure as a memory of the day. While you can pick out a guest book when you purchase your invitations, you can also buy one at any point before the big day. Make sure you pick out a special set of keepsake writing utensils as well.
Whether you are planning to bring your iPod, cell phone or digital camera to your wedding, make sure you pack your charger. Even if you don't think you will be taking pictures or listening to music with your device, you never know when an impromptu opportunity to capture a priceless memory will come up or when you will want to show off something saved on your iPod.
Change of Clothes and Shoes
No matter how gorgeous your wedding dress is, chances are you are going to want to change out of it at some point during your reception. Wearing comfortable shoes and clothes helps you relax and enjoy time with your guests more. Your wedding dress is also protected from any spills from food or drink, too.
These small presents from you to your guests are not required, of course, but wedding favors can bring a fun touch to your wedding. They also give your guests a memento of your special day while also reflecting your personality.
The above four must-haves will help you enjoy your wedding reception even more. Be sure to toss them in a bag before you head out the door.