The wedding ceremony might be the most important element of your big day, but you can trust your guests will most look forward to the reception. You will therefore not want to disappoint your loved ones. Check out the seven secrets to a fun wedding reception.
- Carefully Plan the Seating Chart
You might think your uncle and partner’s dad might get on like a house on fire, but you should never try to play matchmaker at a wedding. Guests want to have a little fun with their family, so avoid separating couples or brothers and sisters, because the goal is to simply have a good time. So, carefully plan the seating chart or have your wedding planner do it to ensure there’s no awkwardness throughout the ceremony – and you can make your introductions as the night unfolds.
- Fantastic Entertainment
Professional entertainers can bring a reception alive, as they will have the talent and experience to add a touch of atmosphere to an event. Choose professional but fun wedding entertainment that reflects both yours and your partner’s personality. For example, if you both love pop or jazz music, hire a pop or jazz band/singer.
- Offer Superb Wedding Favors
Show your guests how much you appreciate their attendance by treating them to some superb wedding favors. You can guarantee they’ll love the unexpected gift waiting for them on their table. Yet, forget the boring bag of almonds and opt for favors that will make them smile from ear to ear. For example, you could add a bag of your favorite coffee beans, a miniature bottle of liquor, candy, or a hot cocoa mix.
- Entertain the Kids
Do you have children attending your wedding? Keep them occupied so the adults can have a good time by arranging for a babysitter, who can allow them to watch movies, play games, create crafts or have a dance party in a separate room. It never hurts to have plenty of coloring books, crayons and small toys to distract the little ones, either.
- An Entertaining First Dance
If you want to ensure your wedding reception remains in your guests’ minds forever, put a unique twist on the first dance. You could start off slow with a romantic song before going into a fun and choreographed dance, which will have the whole room laughing.
- A Wide Food Selection
Nothing ruins a wedding reception quite like a rumbling stomach. Keep your guests’ hunger pangs at bay by providing them with a wide selection of food choices so that no-one will feel ravenous. Also, ensure you provide vegetarian and vegan options if required.
- Change Your Outfit
The bride will not have a good time if she can’t move without snagging her train. Once the first dance is complete, swap a dress and veil for something a little more comfortable. The groom could also change into a more comfortable suit. Then, the both of you can move with ease and dance more – which will be infectious to your guests.