There are so many things to think of when you are getting married, planning the perfect wedding reception is top on the list. Thinking of all the big and little things way ahead of time will help you to not be too overwhelmed as your big and wonderful day approaches.
Ideas For Planning the Perfect Wedding Reception
We think it’s true to say that there are plenty of soon to be brides who aren’t all the interested in the reception. After all, the reception is really for the guests. It’s the ceremony that you’re interested in. You’ve probably spent both time and money planning it to a tee. But there’s a good reason not to forget about the wedding reception. It’s going to be what people remember most. Yes, you’ll look beautiful down the aisle. Your vows might even make some family members cry. But when it comes right down to it, guests haven’t arrived to see you get married. They’ve come to celebrate your wedding with one heck of a party. Here are a few ways you can make sure your wedding reception is as fantastic as the ceremony.
Pick The Right DJ
Everyone knows that whether the reception is a hit or not will come down to the music. It’s what people are going to dance around to and casually listen to through boring speeches. It’s crucial that you get the right man or woman for the job. Make sure you have a look online and check out plenty of reviews of different DJs. If you don’t feel like putting the choice of music in someone else’s hands, there’s another option. You can set up a wireless bluetooth speaker system. That way anyone with a device will be able to choose a song to play. Be careful, though, you can end up with some rather interesting choices.
Decorate The Tables Beautifully
Make sure that the reception looks just as beautiful as the ceremony with some stunning table designs. Little details like monogrammed paper napkins will look lovely here. You can also give your guests a few treats such as chocolates on the table or small games to play with. It’s particularly useful if you are going to have kids at your wedding.
Open Bar And All You Can Eat
There’s an easy way to keep guests happy. Just make sure that they have plenty to eat and drink. Careful with an open bar because it can mean that you have one heck of a bill to pay at the end of the wedding. Even with an open bar, it is possible to set a max limit, and this can be helpful, particularly if you have a few keen drinkers on your invite list. You don’t want them draining the bar dry, do you?
An Awesome Location
Finally, you can hold your wedding reception absolutely anywhere. It doesn’t have to be in the same place as the ceremony. Some people even head home for the after party and have an all night event in the garden. It’s one way to save money and make the reception a more personal affair. As a couple this is your day and it’s best to choose a location that makes you happy as a couple.
Try to have as much fun planning your reception as you do with the ceremony. Otherwise, it can be a missed opportunity. Do you have any ideas for planning the perfect wedding reception?