Even though your actual wedding ceremony is a beautiful moment to be cherished forever, let’s face it, the reception is the best part!
Drinking, dancing, and celebrating is what most people are looking forward to most. So, how do you plan the perfect wedding reception that everyone enjoys? Here are some of the key elements that you should include for an excellent reception.
Good Food And Drinks
Good food means a good time. What better time to eat something downright delicious than a wedding? That doesn’t mean that you have to spend an arm and a leg on a caterer, either. You can get creative with your wedding food. You may want to consider interactive food stations that encourage guests to their own tacos, or even grilled cheese sandwiches!
In addition to food, you’ll also have to provide your thirsty guests with drinks. Set up drink stations throughout your reception so that your guests don’t have to wait in one single line. A full bar is a must so that everyone has their choice of beverage from the little ones to the whiskey lovers.
Guests love a good wedding photo, and there’s no better way to capture the moment than to set up a photo booth.
Provide a fun background and props so that your friends and family can have a laugh posing. Remember to encourage your guests to tag all the photos with your wedding’s unique hashtag. As a result, guests can easily find all of the photos you took in one place on social media.
Whether you have a live band or a DJ, make sure that you know what kind of a music line up to expect. Talk with your entertainers beforehand to discuss what kind of vibe you want.
The last thing you want is an empty dancefloor. No obscure music allowed! The music should be exactly what you and your guests want to hear!
It’s traditional to hand out wedding favors to your guests. Favors can be anything from cups with the wedding date, to artisanal candied almonds! Get creative and give something that represents you!
Chances are that even at a small wedding reception, you’ll have a few kids around. It’s vital that you provide a space for them to remain entertained and well taken care of while their parents enjoy the party. They should have kid-sized seating along with fun activities to keep them having just as much fun as the adults!
Ultimately, your reception should be an opportunity for everyone to mingle and celebrate your new union. Whether you decide to only incorporate a few of these things or all of them, the most important thing is that you are together.