While your wedding ceremony is an important and special part of your wedding day (I mean, it is when you actually get married), it can be fun to go all out with your wedding reception and make it a really fun part of the day. A lot of the guests will look forward to it too, as well as you, as you’re now a married couple and can spend the time celebrating with all of the people that you love. Making it fun, and adding in some personal touches can be the recipe for a successful and enjoyable reception. But if you’re stuck for ideas, then here are a few things you can do to make your reception into the best party ever.
Hand Out Favors
The wedding favors can be the icing on the whole reception ‘cake,’ especially if they are something awesome. Making it a more useful favor, like a hot chocolate mix, small plant, or jar of local honey can be fun and unique ideas. It looks better than a small bottle of bubbles with your names one, right?
Keep Toasts Short
We all remember where the wedding toasts or speeches went on and on and on, don’t we? So don’t make that same mistake. People will want to get back on with eating, chatting, or dancing, so set a limit for the people who will be making the speeches.
Have a Fun First Dance
Having a slow and traditional first dance might be very ‘you’ and just what you want. But if the thought of dancing with all eyes on you freaks you out a bit, then there is nothing that says you can’t have a more fun first dance. You could start with a slow song and then half way through, arrange with your DJ to play something more upbeat. It can be a fun surprise for your guest, as well as a way to them get them all out on the dance floor.
If all that there is to do at the wedding reception after the food is dancing or sitting on the side, then it can quickly become quite dull for many guests. So how about offering an alternative? Having something like a photo booth, like the ones from Booth Boy Photo Booth, for example, can be a fun way for guests to make the occasion. You could also offer something like a hot chocolate fountain or a caramel apple bar. Just something different to occupy your guests.
Plan a Surprise
From an acrobat, gymnasts, or a firework display, planning a surprise can be a really fun way to end of the reception. Your guests won’t expect it, and it will make it such a memorable wedding. Choose something that you enjoy and then watch as your guests enjoy in wonder.
Offer a Gift
As well as a favor from the wedding meal, you could also offer things at the reception. If you want people to be up and dancing, then offering flip-flops for guests, especially for those in heels, can be a good idea. Even a ‘hangover’ kit including a bottle of water, paracetamol, energy drink, and a candy bar, could be a fun thing to hand out as guests leave. Small things like that can make an already fun night even better.
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