Wedding receptions are widely regarded as the part of the
day you can personalise, while ceremonies are almost set in the way they run.
Obviously, there are little changes each couple make but we are investigating some
unexpected ways that you can change up your reception to make it completely
unique. Here are some of our top picks.
There are so many things you could choose from when picking
a backdrop to your ‘I Dos’, a full wall of your favourite flowers, a tonne of
fairy lights strung down like a curtain or even a wall of pictures of the two
of you and the people you love. There are endless options when it comes to
making this part of your day your own and it will mean so much to you both when
you are standing up there.
Readings with a twist
If some of the people reading at your wedding are married,
ask them to throw in a quick bit of marriage advice when they finish with the
reading. It will be nice for you guys to get a bit of advice and it’s a great
way to get your guests involved in the day. Be sure to emphasise the word quick
though, you don’t want to run behind schedule for something so minor on this of
Wedding days tend to be long in terms of gaps between food
and if there’s alcohol involved then you could be in for a messy situation. The
best option here is to provide food after the ceremony, for example a food
truck near your venue, or you could have finger food put out in the pub you
know everyone will go to while you’re off getting pictures taken.
Open in ten years
Before the ceremony, write your husband or wife to be a love
letter and have him or her do the same for you. You could also have your guests
send back some cute bits of advice or notes of support with their RSVP and you
could place all of this into a jar or bottle, not to be opened until your tenth
wedding anniversary. It will be lovely to look back on in years to come.