Planning a wedding reception is challenging. If you’re not sure how to get started, then here are some of the elements that make a memorable wedding reception.
Choose Unique Places for Wedding Receptions
About 40% of brides and grooms-to-be are looking for unusual venues that better reflect their personality. When you start with the right location, the rest of the planning process is that much simpler. People love to celebrate in unique locations, so by choosing one for your reception you are making sure your day will be memorable.
Don’t Underestimate Your Decorations
No wedding receptions are complete without decorations. When you are planning your wedding reception, you should never forget to make accommodations for decorations. Whether you are planning to make arrangements on your own or hire a wedding decoration specialist, the quality and style of your reception’s decorations have a major impact on the overall vibe, tone, and memorability of your event.
Not sure how to go about choosing the right decorations for the big day? There’s no shame in hiring an experienced wedding decorator to help you bring your ideas to life. A lot of times people who are planning a wedding reception have about a million different things flying around their heads, so choosing decorations adds yet another consideration to handle. However, if you outsource your decorations to an experienced specialist, you can free up your time to focus on other aspects of planning your special day. Wedding receptions can really benefit from the close eye of a decoration designer who has seen all kinds of different scenarios. If you have certain ideas but you’re just not sure how to execute them, a designer can help with that as well.
Know Your Entertainment Options
Choosing the entertainment for your reception is no easy task. With everything from live bands to stand up comedians to DJs, there are more options than ever before. However, even if the final decision is a tough one, it’s wise to be aware of all your different options before you rush into choosing a single one.
If there is a certain band or DJ that you or your spouse really like, then it’s a good idea to try to book them for your wedding in advance, as wedding receptions can be difficult to coordinate with entertainers if you don’t give yourself plenty of time beforehand. Next, you should also consider asking the event venue if they have any special wedding packages that also include entertainment. A lot of different venues understand the challenges that come with trying to coordinate a lot of different sources for your reception, and are thus willing to offer comprehensive wedding packages that include a DJ or live band. It’s always worth asking around before committing to any one option.
Don’t Forget the Food!
As with your decorations and entertainment choices, your food choices are going to have a huge impact on the overall success of your event. Wedding receptions are quite well known for large spreads of gourmet food and you wouldn’t want your own offerings to disappoint even one of your guests.
There are more choices than ever before when it comes to choosing catering for your wedding. If you have an outdoor wedding, then you’ll want to be sure that you choose a catering company that can accommodate the concerns of an outdoor environment. Conversely, when you’re indoors you’ll want to make sure that there is plenty of room for a full catering crew to do their work. Of course, the menu itself is important too. In fact, choosing the menu for your wedding reception is one of the most fun and fulfilling parts of the process, so make sure you enjoy yourself!
If you’re not sure where to host your wedding reception, then do not hesitate to reach out and get in touch with a member of our team today. At Renaissance Event Venues we offer a wide range of inclusive event packages that are perfect for wedding receptions and much more. One of our experienced representatives would love to give you more information and help you get set up with one of our beautiful ballrooms or event spaces so you can make your wedding reception one to remember forever!