Welcome to the Reception Site Module. Here you will find SmartBride™ Checklist’s, Videos, and Resource documents to help you ensure you are aware of all your reception site options.
WEDDING RECEPTION SITE
SmartBride™ Checklist: Reception Site Overview
VIDEO: Wedding Reception Site Overview
Learn how to take you wedding colours, wedding style, and wedding theme into consideration when choosing your reception site. We also introduce the three main types of reception sites available to you.
SmartBride™ Checklist: Reception Site Needs
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RECEPTION SITE OPTIONS
VIDEO: Types of Reception Sites
We go into greater detail about the three types of reception sites you can choose from, giving you the pros and cons of each. Each type of site has different services available to you, and of course, different costs. Explore them all here.
Click here to go to the Reception Site Options page!
MEAL SERVICE OPTIONS
VIDEO: Reception Meal Service Options
Here we explore the choices you have for the type of meal service when you have a sit-down meal. Whether you choose plated service, English service, Russian service, French service, or a buffet, we explain everything you need to know about it.
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VIDEO: Liquor Options
Learn the difference between a host bar and cash bar, and what you should know about how a venue will charge you for bar service. In addition, we cover the different types of bar service that you can offer to your wedding guests.
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THE NO-ALCOHOL OPTION
VIDEO: No-Alcohol Options
There are a lot of beverages available outside of the traditional alcohol, and we explore them all in this video. Whether you go with flavoured coffee choices, smoothies, or an alcohol-free cocktail named after the bride and groom, you have many choices.
Resource: Reception Beverage Recipes
Click here to go to the No-Alcohol Options page!
RECEPTION SITE OPTIONS
VIDEO: Reception Site Options Checklist
This video helps you review the previous options and instructs you on how to fill out the checklist that goes with this segment of the module on Reception Sites.
SmartBride™ Checklist: Reception Site Options
Click here to go to the Reception Site Options Checklist page!
CHOOSING A CATERER
VIDEO: Choosing A Caterer
We cover the things you need to consider if you want to choose a caterer for your wedding. We give you ideas regarding the cost per plate you can expect, and some tips regarding things you should inquire about with your chosen caterer.
SmartBride™ Checklist: Choosing A Caterer
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ARRANGING BAR SERVICE
VIDEO: Arranging Bar Service
We talk about what is involved when you choose to arrange for bar service yourself—from how much alcohol to order for your crowd, to the legal requirements you need to consider when arranging your own bar service.
SmartBride™ Checklist: Arranging Bar Service
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COST SAVING TIPS
VIDEO: Cost Saving Tips – The Alcohol Bill
Alcohol is one of the most costly parts of your wedding reception and we have 10 great ideas to cut your costs—from using bar brands to having a signature drink for your wedding reception.
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RECEPTION SITE SERVICES CHECKLIST
VIDEO: Reception Site Services Checklist
We review the checklist that you will be using as you visit reception sites, and explain how to use it.
SmartBride™ Checklist: Reception Site Services
Click here to go the Reception Site Services Checklist page!