The wedding ceremony is an experience that cannot be understated, with the union of two individuals witnessed lovingly by their nearest and dearest in a location that best represents the couple’s style and story. Brings a tear to our eye just thinking about it. Now after the ceremony comes the reception, and that is where the fun really begins for you and your guests. If you thought that reception revelling just happened on its own, there is actually more planning and consideration than you might think. Here we have shared the top tips on how to bring some fun into your wedding reception.
Hire a photobooth
Admit it, you got excited simply by reading the word photobooth. We’re not surprised, as photobooth hire has always sat at the top of the wish list for engaged couples looking to bring an edge on their big day. What you might not know is that in 2020, photobooths look and operate in a more modern format, offering couples a classic or digital experience, the choice is yours. Take the time to understand all the different photobooh options and choose one that is going to cause the biggest splash on your special day. You can also customise your props and prints to commemorate your special day, making it so your guests never forget where those wonderful shots came from.
Consider an open mic
Speeches are always the perfect ice-breaker, and a great way to relax all guests into a fun evening with a few funny and heartwarming anecdotes. You can extend these moments by telling your guests that they are invited to the mic to tell a story or two about the bride and groom. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, we’re suggesting open mic speeches! This will certainly add a playful element to the evening, and it might bring a crowd together that may not know one another too well before the big day.
It’s assumed that you will have a bar at your reception, although a cocktail cart might be a pleasant surprise for your guests who’ll think they have seen it all. You can choose people to staff your cocktail cart, or you can make it a DIY experience with all the essential garnishes. This will add a truly boutique touch. Rather than having every different type of liquor, you can make it a gin cart or an espresso cart. If you don’t feel like you can trust your jovial guests with this perk, you can make this a virgin cocktail cart for your guests not drinking.
Ditch the classic wedding cake
No one is suggesting that the sweets are removed from the reception, far from you! But there is a way you can shake up the traditional expectations and offer a sweet and visually pleasing dessert that everyone will enjoy. Doughnut walls are a fantastic way to add a pop of colour, and the cost is relatively inexpensive compared to a professionally designed wedding cake. Couples who prefer savouries are also trading in vanilla cream with a cheesecake, where three or four wheels of cheese are stacked on one another that it looks just like a cake. You can garnish this cake with some fruits, pastes and delicious crackers.
Your wedding day is going to be one of the greatest parties of your life, and so your reception should be planned to perfection so you and your significant other remember it forever (well, remember as much as you can). It might also be a good idea to talk to your married friends about what worked or didn’t work at their reception, and what they would have done differently.