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Weddings are one of the most important days of our lives. This is their extraordinary day for brides and grooms alike; for guests, it is an opportunity to witness and celebrate a couple’s commitment to each other. An unforgettable wedding reception can enhance a magical day and create a unique atmosphere for you and everyone else. 

Following these ideas, you can quickly transform your special day into an unforgettable night. 

1. Create a DIY Flower Station

a wedding bouquet on a table at The Playford

Nothing says weddings like beautiful floral displays. From the corsages and boutonnieres worn by the wedding party to the bride’s bouquet, no wedding is complete without flowers. 

With so much colour on display and celebration, why not allow guests to join the floral fun? DIY flower stations are a beautiful and unique way to entertain guests while creating picture-perfect photography. 


2. Prepare a Kids Corner

Children are not always fans of weddings, ceremonies, or sitting on their best behaviour for extended periods. Show your guests you genuinely care and appreciate their whole family attending by creating a space exclusively for their children. 

A kid’s corner in a wedding reception room can provide supervised fun for young boys and girls. Keep them occupied with crayons, a colouring book, a disposable camera, and maybe some stickers. The contents of your kid’s basket can vary, but make sure you cater to both boys and girls and remember not to make the parents mad by giving them anything too messy; their pretty dresses and mini-suits should remain presentable. You could even throw in some wedding-themed fun to make them feel a part of the festivities and enjoy the day.


3. Family Tree Seating

Family tree seating is an easy way to figure out who sits where, and it is a beautiful representation of two families coming together and merging. Your family and friends will appreciate the opportunity to create a themed seating chart that perfectly pictures the entwining branches of two families. It is a beautiful way to unite those not introduced appropriately before the day. 


4. Video Confessional Booth

Do you want something to laugh about and remember long after the wedding day is done? Video confessional booths twist traditional photo booths, helping you preserve precious memories and hilarious one-liners. Encourage guests to step into the booth, record a short message just for you, and replay it for treasured memories of your special day.


5. Unexpected Wedding Music

Everybody’s heard Here Comes The Bride before, so spice up your reception with some fun or unique tunes. The Macarena can get guests to loosen up and get on the dance floor, but if that’s not your cup of tea, choose music from your favourite composers, bands, films, or TV shows. Everyone loves a song they can sing along to. Encouraging your guests to have a great time is the key and will provide the atmosphere you hope to create.


6. Unusual Clues for Guests

Adding a hint of surprise to your wedding reception could be the perfect way to spice it up. You could cheekily allude to things that might happen throughout the night on a wedding invitation or even provide a different piece of a puzzle for every guest to mull over and wonder about. 

This could keep them in anticipation of anything, from your exciting music to your seating chart. Just make sure it isn’t anything they need to know in advance.


7. Surprise Choreographed Dance

A bridal waltz might be the classic way for brides and grooms to share their first dance, but why not try something that draws the audience’s eye a bit more? You could go unique and take it to a new level by choreographing an attention-grabbing flash mob (bridesmaids and groomsmen included) or twist an old favourite that perfectly celebrates your love.


8. Killer Midnight Snacks

People will undoubtedly be hungry after a full day of flowers, photos, and celebrations. At the stroke of midnight, transform that hunger into satisfaction with delicious midnight snacks. These snacks are light and tasty, making them a refreshing departure from any food and cake served previously.  

So, there are eight excellent wedding reception ideas to inspire you as you plan your special day. If a luxurious and unique Art Nouveau hotel setting is what you’re looking for in a wedding reception, please phone us on 08 8213 8888 or email us, and we’ll put you in touch with our wedding specialist.

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