January 7, 2009

Wedding Reception for Pun'kin and Travis

Weddings are innately joyous occasions. And as friends spread across the country, these gatherings take on a secondary purpose that adds to the joy: friend reunions. Marlayne and Travis' beautiful wedding completed both of these roles very well.
All the pictures from the event can be seen [here].

A few observations from the reception:
  1. Love the rule of making tables sing in order to make the couple kiss. Much better than people violently banging away on their water goblets.
  2. Ya gotta dance. The more people dancing, the better. Also, older couples are especially cute.
  3. Comfy bride shoes are a must. I've known too many brides that suffered on their big day. Maybe it works for some, but I'm glad Marlayne was herself and didn't have to worry about that.
  4. No wedding line. It's a personal preference, but I love seeing the couple getting to meander and mingle. Plus, they actually get to eat (a little) this way.
  5. Catch the bouquet! Even if you don't really want it, just catch it and stuff it in some little girl's hands. Believe me, she wants it. I just don't want it to hit the ground. Treat it like the American flag (which probably shouldn't actually be thrown).
  6. You don't have to use your full reception time. Marlayne and Travis did a great job of this. When they were satisfied with the celebration, they thanked everyone and took off. Bravo.
  7. If I think of more, I'll add them. That's all for now.

1 comment:

  1. It was a fun night and so good to see you! I love your reception "rules" as well :)