I’ve talked a lot about weddings with you guys at this point, but I realized last night I haven’t provided you with any reception planning tips yet. That’s about to change!
“A wedding reception is a party usually held after the completion of a marriage ceremony as hospitality for those who have attended the wedding,” according to Wikipedia, just to refresh you a bit. The reason the reception is actually called a ‘reception’ is because it’s the event in which the couple receives society. I found that pretty interesting.
The reception is an event where all your friends and loved ones can greet you and celebrate your love, so it’s important for the event to be engaging, fun and intimate.
Hire an engaging DJ or create a fantastic playlist.
The music can be the life of the party at a reception, so it’s vital to pick music that will relate with all sorts of people ranging from youth all the way up to baby boomers.
Choose 1-2 fun games and activities for all to participate in.
Wedding games can be so fun! If you’d like a detailed list of game and activity ideas for your reception, feel free to visit my other blog post and see if any of those ideas interest you.
Consider using a photo booth.
Photo booths are a timeless accessory for any event, let alone a wedding reception. I’d suggest looking into the idea of using a photo booth online or reach out to me; I actually am going to begin utilizing photo booth services in my own business.
Make sure the refreshments are poppin’.
Having yummy refreshments for your guests is a must. For people who may come to your reception alone, those refreshments are basically a lifesaver. Try to have a good balance of sweet and savory refreshments for your attendees, and they’ll love it.
Make some time to dance a little (if you’re into that).
One of my sister-in-law’s biggest regrets from her reception is how she didn’t get much time at all to goof off on the dance floor. If you typically enjoy dancing, I’d suggest doing it. If you’re dancing, your attendees will feel more inclined to dance which would cause a chain reaction.
Try not to stress too much about your reception. After all, it’s meant to be a party. As long as you’re having fun at it, the guest will likely have some fun too!