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wed·ding re·cep·tion

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  1. wedding receptionnoun

    a reception for wedding guests held after the wedding


  1. Wedding reception

    A wedding reception is a party held after the completion of a marriage ceremony. It is held usually as hospitality for those who have attended the wedding, hence the name reception: the couple receives society, in the form of family and friends, for the first time as a married couple. Hosts provide their choice of food and drink, although a wedding cake is popular. Entertaining guests after a wedding ceremony is traditional in most societies, and can last anywhere from half an hour to many hours or even days. In some cultures, separate wedding celebrations are held for the bride's and groom's families. Before receptions—a social event that is structured around a receiving line, and usually held in the afternoon, with only light refreshments—became popular, weddings were more typically celebrated with wedding breakfasts and wedding balls. The popularity of receptions, rather than breakfasts, dinners, and balls, during the 20th century led to the name reception being applied to any social event after a wedding, whether it is brunch, tea, dinner, or a dance.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wedding reception in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wedding reception in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  • الاستقبال الخاص بالعرسArabic
  • HochzeitsempfangGerman
  • geedziĝa akceptoEsperanto
  • recepción de la bodaSpanish
  • réception de mariageFrench
  • resepsi pernikahanIndonesian
  • ricevimento di nozzeItalian
  • 結婚披露宴Japanese
  • свадебный приемRussian
  • திருமண வரவேற்புTamil
  • వివాహ విందు కార్యక్రమంTelugu
  • Весільний прийомUkrainian
  • شادی کی استقبالیہ تقریبUrdu
  • 結婚宴會Chinese

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