Wedding receptions have been around as long as weddings have. Receptions are a time for fun and celebration of the marriage, and for starting the marriage off right with friends and family. No matter whether you have decided to have a traditional formal wedding at a church or a quick ceremony at the courthouse, the reception doesn’t have to mimic the wedding. You can be as formal or as crazy as you want. It is, after all, your day.
The great thing about a wedding reception is that it’s time for fun and celebration, your style. Whether you want an old fashioned country wedding or think you might enjoy something more modern, it’s time to set the stage for fun. To have the best wedding reception for you, make sure you follow the suggestions below:
#1 - Show Your Personality
Brides and grooms tend to be attracted to the same things, so why not incorporate some of those things into the reception? If you’re a fan of Mexican food, try something a little different and have a taco bar. Or if you like more choices, consider a buffet with a variety of options for your guests.
When it comes to decorating, you don’t always have to recreate the exact colors from your ceremony. If the brides loves rainbow colors, incorporate that into dyed carnations at all the tables. Just make sure to show who you are.
#2 - Get the Guests Involved
One of the easiest ways to make sure your guests have a great time is by hiring a professional DJ. They can accommodate any music taste, from country to hip hop. Not only do they understand how to properly mix music, but they know just the right things to say to get your guests up out of their chairs and out on the dance floor. Music and dancing are a universal thing, and just about anyone will be ready to show their best moves if the music is right. Don’t forget to talk with the DJ before hand to make sure he understands just what your tastes are and how to incorporate music everyone will love.
#3 - Make Sure You’re Comfortable
Mingling with all your guests, dancing, and enjoying a long night means you need to be comfortable. Many dress designers make dresses that compliment the wedding dress, so the bride can still look all dolled up while being able to enjoy herself without a bulky dress on. Let the groom take off his tie and relax after the photos, and chances are he’ll be hard to get off the dance floor.
#4 - Leave the Stress Behind
Planning a wedding can be stressful so it’s important to leave the stress behind as soon as you walk down the aisle. The reception is the time to have fun and realize that you’ve started a great new chapter in your life. So just relax and let everything take care of itself. You’ve spent a lot of time on this big event, so now it’s finally time to let your hair down and celebrate!