Top Wedding Reception Ideas for a Truly Successful Event

by World Class Wedding Venues Consultant
Are plans underway for your big day?  Have you finalized your wedding reception and ceremony venue? Are you ready for an unforgettable wedding reception once the ceremony is over? Are you searching for useful wedding reception ideas to make your event successful and enjoyable? Below are some pointers to have a clear idea.

Things to Consider:

1. Decide whether it is going to be a seated wedding reception or standing wedding reception

2. Will it be a brunch or dinner wedding reception?

3. Will the wedding ceremony and reception be held at the same venue?

4. Does the wedding reception venue have enough space to accommodate your guests, and all of the event details in place to make the reception run smoothly?


To plan a memorable wedding reception, first set up the budget.  Setting a budget helps in listing out and finalizing the best ways to arrange a glamorous, flawless and entertaining wedding reception. Once you have a final guest count, decide whether you want a cocktail hour, and a seated or buffet style dinner.  Be sure to include the number of guests, venue rental cost, catering prices, decorations and more.


For a successful wedding reception, consider the menu. If you want to impress your friends and family, choose a mouth-watering menu.  Choose a 5 course dinner, a buffet with many foods to choose, or appetizer food selections.  Take into consideration the amount of guests you are inviting.  Knowing your final head count, then you can let your caterer know the amount of food to prepare. If you are planning for your reception to last into the late night, make sure to arrange light snacks.

Style and Decoration:

Contact a professional florist and an experienced wedding planner.  You want someone who can successfully take care of all of the arrangements for decoration and wedding reception style. Ask your florist to make appropriate recommendations for centerpieces, and meet the wedding planner to discuss the style, design, and layout of the wedding venue. Ask your wedding planner to offer unique wedding reception ideas like a rustic appeal, vintage look or sophisticated elegance. Your wedding reception theme will set the stage on how to arrange the flowers, centerpieces, photo booth backgrounds, linens and more.

Separate Activity locations:

Create a flow that will move your guests from one location to another and keep their interest, such as:

1. Greet your wedding guests in the foyer

2. Have a cocktail area

3. Have the reception area closed off until it’s time for dinner

4. Cut your cake in an area that is large enough for the guests to gather

5. Set up games and activities at a distance from the dining and dancing areas

Dance Floor and Entertainment:

A great wedding reception has wonderful food, lots of dancing and amazing entertainment. If you want to dance the night away, choose a venue that has a dance floor.  Hire a DJ or a band so that you and your guests can have a spectacular time.  Choosing the entertainment should be within your budget and preference.
Planning your wedding celebration requires you to implement the best wedding reception ideas and book a wedding ceremony & reception venue, which can be stressful. Trust World Class Wedding Venues as a reliable online source to find all of your wedding needs.

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