There is nothing like a good party, and your wedding reception should be the best, the most special party you ever host. We’ve created this page to give you wedding reception decoration ideas and a lot more.
To make your reception as beautiful and problem-free as possible, you need to plan it very, very carefully. And the Internet can help.
How should you get started planning your wedding reception?
1) Establish a budget for this part of your wedding expenses.
This is the first step in the process, and the most important one for getting started.
2) Decide which style of reception you want to have.
This is often determined by your budget and the time of day of your wedding, as well as the overall theme. Some items to keep in mind for the reception include:
- Rental costs for the location and any additional equipment (tables, chairs, etc.)
- Caterer’s fees, including beverages
- Entertainment fees (band, DJ, etc.)
- Cost of wedding cake (and groom’s cake, if desired)
One thing to keep in mind is this: You should make the most of your reception regardless of your budget. For example, if you can’t afford a three- or four-course meal but want an elegant reception, you may be able to afford an early evening reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and champagne instead.
Remember to prioritize: If you’re on a budget, plan to spend more on items that your guests will remember, like food for the reception, the band or DJ, favors, etc. And shop around when you’re looking for vendors. Prices can vary dramatically for the same level of service.
3) Research your wedding reception options online. It’s easy, and you can do it in the comfort of your own home!
Coming up with beautiful wedding reception decorations and how to set up the entire reception can be a challenge.
When I get started planning a new party, I like to look online at some of my favorite sites to see what they have to offer before I can determine what it is that I like. That’s true for wedding celebrations and basically every other kind of celebration you can think of.
Seating at the Reception
Large weddings make it hard for friends and loved ones from each wedding party to get to know one another. In the same way, sometimes divorces and family squabbles mean certain guests should not be seated near one another to avoid arguments on your special day.
How can you avoid this problem?
When you have a large reception with a sit-down meal, it often helps to have assigned seating.
Planning your reception means a lot of organization and hard work, but couples handle it all the time — beautifully. You too can create a beautiful event with lovely wedding reception decorations and a style that suits you.