Albeit weddings these days still have a touch of tradition, some have incorporated novel ideas to pleasantly surprise guests. If you’re on a budget but still want a classy wedding reception that also breaks the norm of what wedding receptions have always been, it may require just tweaking the little details.
You want your wedding reception to be just as unforgettable as the time your fiancé surprised you with a one-of-a-kind proposal after he somehow found the time to drop by Brisbane jewellery stores like Ringleaders to get you that gorgeous ring you couldn’t say no to. This means you have to prepare yourself for lots of planning and customising. Here are ideas you can include in your wedding party.
1. The Tasteful Entrance
Impress your guests upon entry by placing together with your engagement photos some flowers, lanterns, candles in hurricane holders, among other elaborate décor, at the doorway of your venue.
2. The Silver Tray Guest Book
Using engraving pens, you can let your guests engrave lasting messages – along with their names, of course – on silver trays so that every time you use these trays you will remember your wedding day.
3. Towering Centrepieces
Have a variety of vibrant flowers perched on tall glass vases on the tables, and add some silver candelabras. These centrepieces provide drama and elegance.
Have ushers walk your guests to their tables. If the venue or the caterer’s staff aren’t available for this, something as simple as asking a few friends to act as reception ushers can give your guests an upscale restaurant experience.
If there aren’t any ushers, you can provide each guest place card that may come in the form of a folded card, a single flower with an attached card, balloon, leather luggage tag, or even a cocktail glass to be used for the guest’s welcome drink.
5. The Friends & Family Tree Seating Chart
Put your guests’ names in a seating chart that shows how each of them are connected. This will start dinner conversations as each guest gets to have an idea who he or she will be sitting next to.
6. Photo Booths
Who doesn’t like photo booths? You can bring props or decorate your booth depending on the theme you choose, such as placing opera masks or monocles or toy versions of those traditional handmade pieces of jewellery. The resulting printed photos can serve as thank-you notes to your guests. If your budget doesn’t allow much space for a rented booth, then you can just let your guests use their mobile phones.
These ideas are sure to impress your guests, who will look back to your wedding day as a happy and fun celebration. Don’t forget to come up with your own hashtag for your guests to use when they post on social media the happenings in your wedding.