A wedding reception is a party held after a wedding ceremony.
Receptions in Western culture almost always include a meal of some kind. Usually this is a buffet or plated meal, but recent trends have included hors d’œuvres, cocktail, dessert, or brunch receptions.
Reception music is music performed by live musicians, a DJ, or an ipod throughout a wedding reception. This includes but is not limited to: the bridal party entrance, grand entrance, first dance, father-daughter dance, mother-son dance, money dance, dinner music, dance music, bouquet toss, garter toss, cake cutting, and final song.