The reception was so much fun because I knew everyone there. I hate parties, but if you know everyone then they aren't so bad. It sure keeps you busy!
And at the end of the day, we were married, and got to go home (well to the Bed and Breakfast) together. Since we didn't live together before we were married (which seems to be a rarity these days), this was really the start of our lives together. And that was very exciting.