As your wedding day is one of the most important in your life, it stands to reason that you would want it to be incredibly memorable. Free of the formal constraints of the ceremony and without any of the pre-wedding nerves, your reception is the perfect place to let your personality shine through. For a bridal bash you’ll never forget, take a look at these wedding reception ideas…
Set your sights on a stunning scenic location for your wedding reception. Provided the weather is going to be nice and dry, a garden, field or lakeside not only makes for a great atmospheric setting, but also a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding photos. No outdoor wedding is complete without a tipi or marquee. Add festoon lighting and huge floral installations to achieve those festival vibes.
Supplier Love – Tipi Chic and Totem Tipi
DIY Bridal Tip – Hosting a festival-style wedding doesn’t have to set you back a fortune. You can invest in some disposable plates and cutlery, which can be easily tided away. Buying them wholesale from a site like Alliance Online can save you money if you’re having a grand gathering and will ensure you have enough to go around if guests want seconds!
Wedding entertainment is something that your guests will always remember, so it’s time to unleash your inner Simon Cowell and get judgemental. It’s all about celebrating your big day with music you enjoy and partying until your barefoot on the dance floor. So give your bridal bash that extra wow-factor by hiring a local band, solo singer or live performer.
Supplier Love – AMV Live Music, Chameleon, Wedding Keys and Val Hill
While wedding photographers are a must, photo booths are a great way to capture all of your friends and family. With a variety of wigs, masks and props, your guests will not only be entertained all day long, but will also have an hilarious time in creating wedding memories for you to enjoy for years to come.
Supplier Love – Snaparazzi, Pimp My Pix, Crazy Pix and Platinum Starlight
Bake It Beautiful
Along with yourself and your husband, your cake will be one of the most photographed things at your wedding reception. In the ‘age of the Bake-Off’ where the whole nation seems to be mesmerised by all things sponge, your cake will be the centre of much speculation. So make sure you go big or go home.
Supplier Love – Love Lily, Blossom Cake Tree Company, Make, Bake and Decorate, Kelly Ann’s Cakes
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