Create the Perfect Wedding Reception with These Great Tips

November 11, 2022


Is it time for you to plan your special day? Tying the knot with the love of your life is a special event that deserves meticulous planning. Every segment of your wedding day must be flawless, so we’re here to offer several invaluable tips for creating a perfect wedding reception. Use them as inspiration for your clever ideas or borrow them for your happy day to host the most magical wedding everyone will remember for a long time.

Offer good food and beverages

While weddings are all about celebrating the happy couple, let’s not remember that hungry guests are never amusing. So, when you start planning your big day, think well before ordering the food and drinks. Ask for recommendations and check out all online reviews about the potential caterer. Include finger food and a regular meal into the mix to make the reception diverse, and make sure no spoiled shrimp ends in one of the appetizers. Depending on the theme of the wedding and your personal preferences, choose either the buffet or a meal that the staff will serve.

Book a renowned band

Music is another essential segment of a wedding. Setting the right mood is imperative because you want guests to have fun, dance, and enjoy their time. So, when considering the choice of music, you should consider your taste and the one of the majority of guests. While it’s fair to put your interest first, you must have the guests’ preferences in mind if you want them to have fun. Nobody will dance to a song they don’t know or don’t like.



The choice of venue is crucial

Do you already know what type of wedding you’ll have? Do you wish to marry at an indoor venue, or are you more of an outdoorsy type? Are you aiming for a spring or winter wedding? Take all the details into consideration before you make the final decision on the venue. Making the guests walk a mile to the beach might not be ideal during autumn or the windy season. And don’t forget to hire a professional wedding videographer who will capture the entire event from start to finish. You’ll want to be able to reminisce and relive the magical moments of your nuptials. The best way to do it is to have a professional wedding videographer make the video.

Pay attention to details

Personalising your wedding is a lovely way to make it unique. Have you thought about having monogrammed napkins on tables? How about cocktail napkins with both of your initials? During cocktail hour, bartenders could serve personalised cocktails that you can help them come up with. Something not on any cocktail menu and entirely made according to your taste. Come up with unique party favours and dazzle the guests with your creativity.

Entertainment will make all the difference

While dancing to popular tunes is fun, weddings should also offer diverse entertainment. Everyone loves to take snaps of themselves having a great time, so why not offer your guests a photo booth? They will get instant photos and include them in the party’s favourite bunch. Hire a caricaturist to draw some of the funniest caricatures for you, the new spouse, and all the guests who would like to sit and pose for a while. Don’t forget to provide fun to the youngest guests either. Word-finder puzzles, connect the dots, mazes and scavenger hunts will keep the kids entertained.

Planning a wedding is a challenging, time-consuming task that takes a lot of effort to execute. To ensure everyone has the time of their lives, you must plan a fabulous reception. Include all the ideas we listed above to enjoy your big day and offer an enjoyable and entertaining day to all the guests.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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