7 Creative Ways to Spice Up Your Wedding Reception
Planning a wedding can seem like a daunting task, but it’s quite enjoyable as well.
15:30 17 November 2019
Your big day is everything you’ve dreamed of and more, and that’s why planning your wedding down the last detail is essential. While your ceremony is just as crucial and beautiful to plan, your reception also requires some extra attention.
There are many ways to plan for the best wedding reception there is. Whether you’d like to go the traditional route and follow what everyone does or you’d like to change it up; it’s best when you spice it up a little bit with new, fun, and exciting ways to have a wedding reception. Weddings are always more fun when you’re creative and add your own personal and unique touches.
Here are 7 ways you can creatively spice up your wedding reception:
Get the Right Musical Entertainment
The right music can go a long way at a wedding; your guests would like to be entertained after all. Not to mention that it’s your BIG day! Which is why hiring the right entertainment is absolutely essential. Your music playlist should be fun, upbeat, and have everyone at the wedding dancing!
Consider hiring a band for their ability to interact with your guests and the way they can play excellent groovy tunes. When finding a cover band to hire for your wedding, you need to make sure that they’re energetic enough to keep the dance floor active all night long. They should also be invested in making your day special and plan out the song selection. It’s always essential to choose a band with a favorable genre option; make sure you see them perform and decide if their energy and talent is what you want for the wedding.
Other couples decide on going with a DJ option instead. Many DJs offers not only great music, but lighting options as well to make your wedding reception similar to a classy night club. Be sure to meet with your DJ first so he/she can get a picture of your musical taste. It’s also essential to pre approve the playlist because you don’t want any obscure music to be played that will push away your guests off the dance floor.
Rethink a Dinner Buffet
Traditionally, weddings require a set-menu dinner option or a buffet option. While all that is fine and dandy, sometimes spicing it up with other forms of dinner options can make your wedding reception absolutely unique. You can rethink the buffet or the three-course meal by rolling food surprises in between those fun dance sessions.
Start off with fun, bite-sized appetizers and don’t leave your guests hungry after your wedding ceremony. Maybe have interactive food stations or DIY stations where guests can make their own salad or sandwiches, or they can build their own ice-cream sundae, s’mores, or dip fruit in a chocolate fountain. You can also have a mac and cheese or pasta station, a cotton candy and popcorn stand, or even a sushi bar and a coffee station.
Hand out Party Favors
We know that weddings require the guests to get you a lovely wedding gift, but why not give your guests fun and creative party favors. These simple gifts will be absolutely memorable; not only will they remember your special day, but they’ll also know how much you appreciate them attending and sharing this joyous occasion with you.
Create gift bags of all your favorite items like special edible treats, snacks, wine, coffee, and anything you enjoy consuming. You can also create monogrammed or branded items they could use like coasters, frames, pens, sunglasses, fridge magnets, mugs, or any special and memorable keepsakes.
Change Your Attire
Weddings are meant to be grand, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be comfortable either. Wedding receptions should be held in any way you like, and that means you can change your attire at the reception if you want to. If you go to a fancy dress for the ceremony, you can wear a different kind of white dress to the reception or jumpsuit that is classy, easy to wear, and simple. The groom can also switch from his tuxedo into a more relaxed suit too. This way, you’ll be more relaxed and able to dance the night away!
Get Creative with the Photos
Photos are one of the best ways to make your night truly memorable. As much as it is necessary to get a photographer at your wedding, you can also involve your guests in a number of ways to help in making this day even more memorable. Consider taking it up a notch and hire a photo booth for your wedding. This way, it will be a fun experience for your guests to take silly pictures and remember this day. You can have funny glasses, scarves, and hats displayed near the photo booth, and guests can pick and choose from their fun and silly pictures.
Keep Children in Mind
One of the many things a couple has to think about is whether they want children at their wedding or not. While both choices are fine; however, if you decide on bringing them, it’s always best to prepare something they should do at the wedding so they won’t get bored. Consider having specialized tables for kids that have little toys, coloring books, a craft station, or puzzles. These will help them become entertained and won’t feel bored.
Plan a Surprise Ending
It’s sometimes hard to keep your guests at the wedding till the very end, but if you tease them with a surprise ending, it will definitely be worth it. You can bring a different kind of entertainment to your wedding like a team of aerialists; a themed drumming marching band, a magician, or a comedian. You can also plan for a firework display if your wedding is held outdoors, or plan for a choreographed dance to end the night with along with your wedding party members.
Weddings are meant to be a personal and fun experience, and a reception should be something that reflects you as a couple. Think outside the box when planning for your reception; wedding traditions aren’t meant to be set in stone. Consider spicing it up by adding your own unique touch to it, and this way, it will be a night to remember!