Glamorous, yet practical wedding reception ideas to take your party to the next level

The most memorable festivities include special, entertaining touches that make visitors smile.

Updated on Sep 11, 2022 10:36 AM IST  |  39.8K
Some special reception ideas

While your traditional wedding ceremony is important and unique, you and your guests are undoubtedly most looking forward to the reception since who wouldn't want to eat, drink, and dance? The most memorable festivities include special, entertaining touches that make visitors smile and talk about them well after the last dances. So, discover some of special reception ideas below, from easy preparation tips to unforgettable entertainment that can take your function to the next level.

  1. Plan engaging activities for your little guests

Give the kids their own place to hang out in so that they can stay engaged throughout the evening (and their parents can dance). Make plans for a nanny to supervise and set up any movies, games, crafts, or kid-friendly dance parties in a separate room. Additionally, you can put up a few tables with games, tiny toys, colouring books, and crayons on them.

Activities for the kids

2. Give out fantastic favours

The perfect reception should be topped off with delightful wedding favours. By providing a take-home treat (such as doughnuts, hot chocolate mix and candies, a bag of your preferred coffee beans, or jars of organic honey), a charming succulent plant, or a pair of goggles branded with your monogram and wedding date; you can show your guests how much you value their presence.

3. Organize a surprise performance

Sometimes the highlights of a reception are surprises for the attendees. During the reception, surprise your guests with unforeseen entertainment like a magician, live band, aerialists, or a salsa dancer.

4. Choose a DJ who understands your music taste

Music is a huge part of what makes a reception exciting and greatly influences how long guests will remain. When the DJ plays loud songs that are difficult to dance to, the last thing you want to see is your dance floor empty. Inform your DJ in advance of the songs you do not want played.

Highlights of a reception

5. Create a snazzy lounge space

If your location and money permit, furnish your reception area with cosy couches and lounge chairs. Changing up the seating arrangements will encourage conversation, provide a rest place for your vivacious dancers, and keep your non-dancing guests entertained rather than having everyone linger at the same tables all night, even after dinner is finished.

Additionally, it's a classy and cosy method to let older guests to unwind and converse while other partygoers hit the dance floor!

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