Weddings are all about personalized experiences…not every couple wants formal and by-the-book reception flows…here are some ideas to break out of the same ole’ reception traditions and let your guests (and you) let loose!
1. Host a Dessert Bar ~ You can assume most people have a sweet tooth, so have guest get involved in creating their very own dessert…its a fun and interactive way for strangers to get to know each other and old friends to reunite. This sort of do-it-yourself treat is absolutely guaranteed to bring out the kid in everyone!
2. Speciality Stations ~ Look to your region’s specialties and incorporate them into your reception. Artisan cheeses, local crewed beers, fresh local produce can all be a huge hit, especially for out of town guests who have never experienced what that region has to offer.
3. Hire a local food truck ~ at the end of the evening, having a Mister Softee ice cream truck ushering your guests home would be a huge hit…how about a hot dig truck with lemonade after a night of dancing…your guests would be so surprised as they leave the reception…and thankful!
4. Personalize Your Guest Book ~ If you’d like to try something new, give guests dry-erase boards and markers and set up a colorful curtain as a backdrop. They write messages to the happy couple, and are photographed with them in front of the curtain. It’s interactive, inexpensive — you can even appoint a friend with an iPhone to take the pictures — and when you put the photos in an album, it makes a one-of-a-kind guest book.
We hope you can use one of these fun ideas at your wedding reception…you will be so happy you did!
To add these fun touches to your wedding, call us today!
Best wishes & happy planning ~
Melissa Fife of Events by Missy & Company