The wedding reception is the time for celebration, having fun and creating a memorable style. Add some contemporary, personal touches to achieve the wedding reception that reflects you both and creates lasting fond memories.
1: Start the night off fun, with unusual yet delicious cocktails. Ask the reception bar staff or caterer if they can make up a few mouthwatering concoctions including: ‘The Something Blue’ which includes 2 oz Hpnotiq, 2 oz white wine and 1 oz ginger ale. As the saying goes, Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue… every bride should have something blue on their wedding day, so why not this delicious delicate blue cocktail that will add an enjoyable and elegant touch.
2: Surprise your guests with an unusual wedding menu. Not into fancy, stuffy food? Then just ask yourselves, what you would really love to eat at a wedding. You could go less formal yet at the same time create a fun, memorable and stylish wedding menu. Think Spanish tapas, an Italian feast or Mexican fajitas. Finder food and canapés of mini steak sandwiches, shot glasses of gazpacho, even mini sushi rolls.
3: Keep the little ones entertained, freeing up the adults so they can relax, let their hair down and have some fun on the dance floor. Children can become bored during the long day and keeping them entertained is crucial. Try fun activity packs with colouring books with crayons, blowing bubbles and small toys. The day will be fun filled for them as well.
4: Make sure the music keeps on playing. If you have hired a band, remember to take into account their breaks. Having a back up DJ for the breaks is good filler and keeps your guest throwing moves on the dance floor all night long.
5: Set up a fun guest book. Instead of going down the traditional route, inject a bit of good humored fun to this aspect of your reception. Set up a photo booth for your guests to take fun pictures of themselves which they can add to your book. You will laugh and fondly remember this for years to come.
6: After the dancing is underway, lead your guests outside for a surprise magical touch, a fireworks display. A memorable and wonderful display will ‘wow’ your guests and is sure to be one of the talking points of the night.
Source by Dean Webb