While the ceremony is what actually makes your big day a wedding, it's the reception that will most likely take the bulk of your planning energy and budget!

The reception generally makes up about half of the total wedding costs. It's also the truly festive part of the day, where you celebrate your brand new marriage with friends and relatives.

Choosing who will stand up with you on one of the most important days of your life may seem daunting, but don’t worry we’re here to walk you through the steps. So take a deep breath, we promise it’s not as tough as it seems