Whilst the vows may be the most important aspect of any wedding, like most brides you are probably concentrating on the celebrations that take place after – at the wedding reception.
The wedding reception takes up most of the day and most of your budget, so getting it right is important. Getting the right decor for your wedding reception is also vital as it will be the first thing people see.
Here are some tips on how to get it right:
The decor will naturally depend on the venue you choose – once you have made your choice, ensure you do a walk through and note down any key areas you want to highlight. These areas can include a grand staircase, a stage etc. It is also important to look at the lighting. You can choose from a variety of lighting methods from bright lights to candles depending on the ambiance you wish to create.
The entryway is crucial so dress it up with balloons and create a visual welcome to your guests. Many brides decide to use a lot of flowers for the entryway but that depends on personal taste and budget.
Your tables and chairs should be carefully selected to go with your venue and your theme. Some venues will supply both tables and chairs but you can also use your own if they are not to your taste.
Fabric covers are often used over the top of chairs to create a great first impression and the organza ribbons can be teamed with your colour theme.
The size and style of your tables are important; this is where your guests will be eating from. Recently, there have been a huge number of weddings employing the use of antique tables to add an air of sophistication and warmth to the room.
By adding rectangular antique tables you can create a modern and impressive look throughout the entire room. Remember to always have a few extra tables as they may be needed on the day for the cake and presents.
It is a common fact that weddings of all shapes and sizes are expensive, so it is important budget and try your best not to go over it – or at least not too much!
By adding lots of little accessories to your wedding reception you can create a great modern look. But, these small accessories do not need to be expensive. For example, biodegradable bowls wrapped in white tissue paper full with meringues are a great look for tables and look expensive – your caterer may even be able to provide these.
One of the most expensive parts of a wedding is the flowers – so reuse them! The ones you have at the church can be used in the wedding reception. When you are looking for altar arrangements, ensure you choose a style that will suit your tables at the reception and just transfer them once the ceremony has finished.
Planning a wedding is al0ways stressful and can take a lot out of you, but with these simple hints and tricks your wedding will go just how you’d always dreamed it would.