Awesome Ideas That Will Make Your Wedding Reception Amazing
The Venue On Jul 22nd, 2015 1318 0
Of everything that you need to organise, planning your wedding reception is incredibly important. While choosing the perfect wedding dress and ensuring that your wedding service goes to plan is important; your wedding reception needs the most planning.
The key to organising a wedding reception that is a success is ensuring that you make your celebrations fun and unique.
When it comes to planning an amazing wedding reception, many brides-to-be struggle for inspiration. If you are feeling the same, don’t worry, that’s totally normal. Trying to organise a life-changing event, like a wedding, is a big deal, which is why you may be struggling with it.
You see, you want everything to be perfect and so, are most probably feeling a little overwhelmed. There are so many things to think about that your mind has gone into overdrive, leaving you unable to come up with any ideas.
The key to combating this is taking things one step at a time and ensuring that you are well organised and do lots of planning. Take it from us, the more organised you are, the less stressful planning your wedding reception will be.
To help you organise the perfect wedding reception, here are a few tips and ideas to take note of:
First things first, choose a wedding reception venue
Before doing anything else, the first thing you need to do is choose a wedding reception venue. Ideally, you want to choose a reception venue that is no more than a 20-minute drive away from where you will get married. Otherwise, it can be a little far for everyone to travel – the closer your reception venue, the better.
Do some research and get an idea of all the best wedding reception venues near to where you are getting married. Your wedding reception venue can be anything from a grand hotel to a village hall, where you choose to celebrate is up to you.
Before making a decision, make sure to visit at least three wedding reception venues. That way you will get a better idea of what’s on offer, and what you can get for your money.
Once you have found a reception venue that you like, ask to see some photos of it dressed for a wedding. This will give you an idea of how it will look on the day, and will allow you to get some ideas for decorations and the table layout.
Be creative with decorations
When it comes to decorating your wedding reception, the key to success is creativity. The more unique and fun your wedding reception decor is, the more memorable your celebrations will be.
There are so many fantastic ways you can make your wedding decor different, you just need a little inspiration, that’s all. Speak to friends and relatives who are married, and ask them for advice and ideas for making your reception unique.
Perhaps you could make your wedding even more romantic by having a feature that your parents had at their wedding? Maybe you could find ways to include all the most important people in your reception decor with throwback photos? Or perhaps you could use snapshots from each guest’s own wedding as a way to include them in your celebrations?
When it comes to decorations, there are so many awesome things you could do. The key to success with reception decorations is inspiration – to get some ideas have a look at sites like Pinterest.
Have a cocktail bar
While champagne is a must for weddings, cocktails are becoming more and more popular. What’s not to love – they’re fruity and delicious and come with cute little straws and decorations? As well as having champagne on offer and a regular bar, consider having a cocktail bar.
Everyone loves cocktails, so they are ideal for having at your reception. Plus, you could even have a special wedding cocktail, made especially for your wedding, for all your guests to enjoy. How amazing would that be, your own special cocktail?
Just make sure also to have a mocktail menu available, so that people that don’t drink can also enjoy the cocktails.
Add something special to your tables
Don’t just opt for a simple flower arrangement, come up with some unique ideas for jazzing up your tables. Start off with some simple banquet tablecloths – these add elegance. Then think about all the simple ways you can make your tables prettier and more creative.
Instead of going for uniform flower arrangements from a florist, perhaps you could make them yourself? Using wildflowers, jam jars and pretty ribbons, you could create some amazing flower arrangements. The best thing about this is that each arrangement would be unique, so no two tables would be the same.
As well as adding flowers, think about what else you could add to each table. Maybe a wooden basket complete with vintage games? Or, maybe a box of various sweets and nibbles? There are so many options to choose from; it’s about finding what works best for you.
Make your favours fun
Traditionally, sugared almonds were what guests were given at weddings as a thank you from the bride and groom. Today, however, almost anything goes when it comes to wedding favours, so you can be as creative as you like.
From mini bottles of champagne to vintage sweets, when it comes to wedding favours, the sky’s the limit. If you are a little stuck for ideas, ask friends and relatives to help you come up with some ideas or use the internet for inspiration.
Hire a band and a DJ
When it comes to choosing the entertainment for your wedding reception, it can be a little tricky. You see, while a live band is great for getting everyone on their feet, a lot of people enjoy dancing to music that is in the charts.
So why not go for the best of both worlds and hire a band and a DJ, so that you have live music plus some chart music? Before choosing your entertainment, make sure to think things through and choose wisely.
To organise the most amazing wedding reception, follow the tips and ideas in this guide. It might be a little overwhelming at first, but once you get organised, you will find planning your reception much easier.