Are you thinking about getting married soon? If so, we hope you have a wonderful time.
However, within your planning, be sure to pay special attention to the reception you will be holding after your ceremony. This will be your opportunity for you and guests to let off some steam after the main event, and for your guests at least, it is almost as important as seeing you get married.
With the wedding reception in mind then, here are some tips we hope you find useful.
1: Ensure there is plenty of space for what you need
When booking a venue, you will naturally choose a place that has enough seating space to accommodate all of your guests. However, there is much more to consider. You will need space for dancing and partying. You will need space for a dining area. You will even need space to contain all of your wedding gifts. So, going above and beyond seating space, consider these aspects and more. Then be sure to visit venues before booking, as both you and your guests will be left with disappointment if you book on a whim and later discover that there is barely enough room to swing a cat (not that you would ever do this, of course).
2: Choose a venue designed to save you money
Weddings are expensive; if you are about to get married, you don’t need us to tell you that. However, you can save money when choosing a venue. Taking a look at Mint Springs Farm as an example, you won’t need to spend extra money on catering, music, or seating, because everything is included for you. So, when you’re looking for a venue for your wedding, consider similar for your reception, as not only will you have more money in your pocket afterwards, but you will also have less to stress about.
3: Do something a little different
How many weddings have you been to where the reception has been little different to the last one you attended? You might have noticed the same trends in decor, for example. And the only entertainment on offer at each one might have been a DJ with a very generic playlist. Now, it’s your wedding, so you can do whatever you want. If you want to go with the norm, then fine! On the other hand, you could plan your whole wedding, including your reception, in line with a personalized theme. Take a look at these unique ideas, for example.
When choosing entertainment for your reception, you could hire a comedian, involve your guests in a talent show, or choose any one of these wedding entertainment ideas. And when it comes to eating, you could offer themed food stations instead of the usual selection of sandwiches and potato chips.
In short, be different, as your wedding won’t easily be forgotten by any of your guests, no matter how many other weddings they attend during the year.
We hope these tips have been useful to you, but if you have any ideas of your own, be sure to share them with us!