Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed at the thought of planning your wedding reception? If you are, you’re not alone. There are so many people that struggle with planning their reception and this can often lead to details being overlooked. If you’re wanting to prevent this from happening, this blog is for you.

Wedding Reception Details

There are so many different small details that need to be thought about when planning your wedding reception. It can be challenging to remember every single little thing, so it’s natural that some things would be forgotten. Let’s go over some things that are commonly forgotten during the planning process…


If you’re getting married at a venue where Uber doesn’t go, then consider having some form of transportation if your guests are going to be drinking. This is the best way to make sure that everybody stays safe and nobody feels pressured to drive.


Being clear with your guests is important, so consider letting them know if transportation isn’t going to be available. This way, they can drink responsibility and make a plan for getting home safely.

Add Yourself In

When you’re tallying up your final guest counts, there are two people that are often forgotten about… The happy couple. When giving your guest counts to vendors, it’s important to remember to add yourselves to the final amount. It can be easy to forget yourself while planning, but remember that you’re the two most important people there!


If you’re planning on giving gratuities to your vendors, make sure that you have a plan for that ahead of time. Having cash on hand can be helpful, but you’ll also need to find a secure place to store it during your reception. One great way to handle this is by tasking a member of your bridal party with handing out the gratuities, so that you don’t have to worry about it and you can focus on other important things (like enjoying your reception!).

Organizing Gifts

If your guests are going to be bringing gifts to your wedding, it’s important to not only have a place to keep them, but also a person who is in charge of getting them to you after your big day. Asking someone you trust to be in charge of gifts is a great way to get some peace of mind and make sure that everything is safe while you’re off doing other reception things.

Have a Phone Charger

If you’re going to be using your phone throughout your wedding day, then it’s important to have a phone charger ready and available. This is the best way that you can make sure you’ll be able to communicate with anyone and make any necessary last-minute decisions. Asking a member of your bridal party to be in charge of this aspect can be a great way to check something off your list and have one less thing that you need to think about.