Evening receptions are becoming more lavish with so many new and unique ideas to surprise and entertain your guests.
Here are some ideas we have been involved in at weddings recently!
Catering: Ice cream van, hot munchies like bacon/egg baps, sweetie cart, Dunkin’ Donuts, cocktails, candy floss machine.
Add some fun: Rodeo Bull, funfair rides (carousel, Ferris wheel), photo booth, karaoke, garden games, dance floor props, glow sticks, dance offs.
Guest book with a difference: Wishing tree, polaroid pictures, wooden drop box, personalised jigsaw, garden bench, giant Jenga pieces.
Decoration: Giant light up letters, balloon displays, chiffon drapes, coloured linen, sequin table cloths, photo board displays.
Pure entertainment: Magician, music impersonator, celebrity lookalikes, caricaturist.
Whatever you decide remember your budget, what reflects you as a couple and choose entertainment and food that you both enjoy.
Lots of children attending? Consider a children’s entertainer, crèche, gift packs, a toy corner, craft table, treasure hunt or bouncy castle.
The expert ~ Kelly Chamberlain, Polka Chair Cover & Prop Hire
Q: What, in your opinion, makes an evening reception that extra bit special?
A: “A good band or a great DJ to have your dance floor occupied throughout the night. Providing treats or favours for your guests, light up letters are fun and food and drink stations are increasingly popular. For us at Polk-Dot our rotating Ferris wheels stay popular, the contents can change to whatever suits each couple and they provide a great alternative to favours, give entertainment value and photo opportunities. These can be filled with sweets, doughnuts, gourmet popcorn and much more “
Q: What’s the most important thing to remember when arranging your evening celebration?
A: “Sit down and ask yourself; what makes a great night! It’s your wedding and so should reflect your personalities. Having the best time means hiring professionals to take care of your guest’s entertainment. Always read reviews, take note of recommended businesses’ and go along to wedding fayres”.
It’s easy to get carried away with lavish entertainment which can be costly, your guests are attending your wedding to share in your love and commitment to each other, so anything else is just a lovely addition!