When it comes to your wedding reception, there are three things is should be: fun, romantic and memorable. While most couples get the first two spot on, making a wedding reception memorable is much harder to achieve. The problem is that most wedding receptions are very samey.
The good news is, it doesn’t have to be this way. If you get creative and think outside of the box, you can organize a wedding that’s fun, romantic and easy for your guests to remember. To make your reception as memorable as possible, putting unique ideas into place is crucial. Here’s a few to help you get started – these might not be for you but use them as inspiration.
Have an ice sculpture
You might be thinking surely ice sculptures are too common for a unique wedding – but they’re not. Think about it, how many weddings have you been to where there’s an ice sculpture? In every movie wedding, there might be an ice sculpture, but it’s quite unusual to see them at real weddings. If you want to make your wedding unique and memorable, having an ice sculpture is ideal. Choose a company that offers high-quality ice designs and come up with a unique design together. Add a beautiful ice sculpture and your wedding will be the talk of the town.
Hire a photo booth with props
These might be quite popular right now. However, you can easily make your photo booth experience memorable for your guests by choosing unique props. There’s something about photo booths at weddings that add a little extra fun. You won’t just have romantic, professional photos to remember the day but also lots of cute, fun snapshots. For props, get creative and make them yourself. For inspiration have a browse on Instagram.
Incorporate your guests into the decor
A great way to add uniqueness to your reception and make your guests feel like an important part of your day is to include them in the decor. As part of the decor at your chosen venue, hang black and white prints of yourself, the groom and your friends. Some can be old photos – childhood ones are always cute, as well as more recent ones. Aim to have a picture of every wedding guest incorporated into the decor.
Get a magician
At weddings, most of the time the entertainment consists of a band and DJ, and that’s it. Obviously, you’ll want to have a dance, so they’re still necessary. But what about also hiring a magician & mind reader to make the night a little more memorable? By choosing entertainment that’s a little different, you can ensure that your reception isn’t just fun but also easy to remember. When it comes to wedding entertainment, many people opt for classic options. However, by choosing a more unique entertainer, you’ll make your wedding more interesting.
Have cocktails for the first toast
Almost every couple has champagne for their first toast. So why not do something a little different? If you and your partner have a drink that you love, or that brings back special memories, why not serve that? Or, why not have a special cocktail created for your wedding? As well as using it for the first toast, you could also give each guest a mini bottle as a wedding favor.
So there you have it, everything that you need to know for a fun, romantic and most importantly, memorable wedding reception.