How COVID 19 has Changed Wedding Receptions

There is no doubt that last year (2020) was awful for couples getting married. Big crowds were banned, masks were mandated and family gatherings were frowned upon. 2020’s pandemic has and will probably change what the wedding reception will look like in 2021. Rather than massive venue receptions that can entertain hundreds of guests, this year we will most likely see more intimate venues getting used. These more intimate venues can be the more traditional Hampton Roads wedding venues such as The Historic Post Office, The Main and other big hotels but slightly watered down with crowd numbers. However, whats more likely is these receptions are moved to residential properties where small crowds can comfortably gather in a backyard or large house. The cost is cheaper and the crowd size is safer.

While Life of the Party has brought Margarita Machines to the big traditional venues in Hampton Roads, where our services are of tremendous value are these residential receptions. Typically, the budget is a bit smaller and there isn’t as much outside help with things like servings cocktails, running food, etc. We have seen first hand how convenient it is and how relived families are when they can set up a slushie machine in the house or backyard and there is no need for someone to manually mix cocktails, blend ice or staff a bar.

The Double Bowl Drink Machine is especially perfect for this as it can hold and operate two different mixtures at the same time. You could either have something like Strawberry Daiquiris on one side and Margaritas on the other or have any alcoholic drink you prefer on one side and a virgin drink on the other.

If you’re considering an backyard or residential venue for your reception this year, please consider reaching out to us to make your special day convenient and within budget.