The wedding reception is usually the best part of the bride and groom’s big day. So, you need to make it as good as it can be. Here are some things to consider.
Plan Like Crazy
The most important thing you can do to make sure that your wedding reception is perfect is plan. Planning is always the key to success if you ask me. That way, you will avoid making any basic mistakes that could have the effect of throwing the day off course. If you plan like crazy, then you’ll be as prepared as it’s possible to be for a wedding reception. Then, when the day arrives, just let events unfold. Not everything will go exactly according to plan, but that doesn’t really matter.
Prioritise Lighting, Temperature and Footwear
There are some practical considerations that you should think about before you go any further. By getting the lighting right, you will be set the atmosphere just how you want it. If you want people to be up and dancing, you will have to dim the lights and lower the disco ball. And then think about the temperature. There’s nothing worse than a reception that’s too hot and humid. Footwear should be the next thing on your checklist. You want your feet to be comfortable, so have a change of footwear at hand.
Don’t Forget the Small Things
The small touches can finish off your wedding reception and make it feel more professional. All you need to do is spend some time organising what you want the room and table to look like when everyone walks into the room. You could pick a simple theme or colour scheme to make it a little more visually interesting. You will need hotel quality banquet table cloths if you are serving a buffet for the guests. And tie some ribbons on the chair. These are all cheap ideas, but the small things really matter.
Get the Entertainment Right
The entertainment is one of the most important aspects of the wedding reception. They will be providing the music for everyone to dance and have a good time to. So, first of all, make sure you pick the band or DJ very carefully. Read reviews and don’t be afraid to spend a bit more money. When it comes to entertainment, you often get what you pay for. And don’t hide the entertainment in the corner of the room. If you go for a DJ, but them in the middle of the room so that people can interact with the DJ.
Remember, Food and Drink is What’s Important
It’s possible to overcomplicate things when you’re trying to create your wedding reception. This is something that many people are guilty of doing. If you’re stuck for ideas or are getting a bit stressed, my recommendation would be to keep it simple. Go back to basics and remember what’s really important. And that’s food and drink. People want some good food and as much drink as they can handle. As long as you provide those two things, you are sure to keep people satisfied.