You will remember your wedding reception for the rest of your life. Because it is such an important occasion, you need to take the time to come up with some memorable ideas to make your reception special. Don’t just do the same old thing that everyone does. Make your wedding reception stand out with these fantastic wedding reception ideas.


Give Them the Gift of Love

One of the best ways to make sure that the wedding guests remember your big day is to give them gifts to take home. One thing that makes a great gift at a wedding reception is a book of love poetry. If you are looking for a great book of love poetry, check out a collection by Pablo Neruda. Neruda is considered by many to be the finest love poet in the world. You can hand out a book of poems from Neruda and include a personalized bookmark thanking your guests for attending.

Make It a Family Affair

The tradition of putting guests at round tables spread out around the reception hall is a little tired. If you want something new, you should think about setting up your reception with a long table or tables where everyone sits together. When they are at these large tables, the food will be passed around and served family style. Not only is this a lot more fun and intimate, but it is also cheaper than hiring a bunch of waiters to run around from table to table.

Enjoy Wedding Wish Lanterns

Also known as sky lanterns or glow lanterns, wish lanterns are made from paper with a lantern inside. When the lantern is lit, the paper lanterns float up into the night sky to create an amazing visual effect. Guest can write their wishes for happiness for the couple on the lanterns before releasing them into the sky. The pictures you get from the release of dozens of these lanterns at once will be incredibly beautiful.

Hire a Non-Traditional Entertainer

Almost every wedding that people go to, the entertainment provided is either a live band or a DJ. While you do want music at your reception, having music as the only entertainment at your wedding is a little boring for the guests. You should think about hiring some non-traditional entertainers for your wedding. Think about hiring a tarot card reader, magician or comedian to add some fun to the proceedings.

The key to a great wedding reception is to make it as unique as possible. If you incorporate some of these fun ideas to your reception, you can be sure that the guests will never forget your wedding day. Add as many creative ideas as you can to your reception to make the day truly remarkable.

Written by ashley

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