Basic Wedding Reception Ideas

Need assistance with your wedding reception ideas? Or do you just simply need to get additional ideas to make your wedding reception what you always dreamt of?

Well getting the best out of your reception is dependent on how much time and effort you plan to put in to get the desired results.

Your wedding reception consists of some very basic, yet important, factors that you must take a look at before you decide what you will be doing.

Firstly, you must decide if you are going to base your wedding on a particular theme. If you are, then all your planning will be centered around this desired theme of yours. The theme can be anything from using one of the four seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter) to going elaborate as to imitate that of a "Royal Wedding".

Whatever you decide, you will have to make the necessary plans to support that theme. Read more about wedding reception themes here

As I indicated above, your theme (if you should decide to have one) is the guiding force of your other plans. However, if you are going traditional the following areas of the wedding reception is still relevant to your plans.

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The other basic aspects of the wedding reception include the venue, the center pieces, the decorations, flowers, music, food, prayer, program, etc.

You can even incorporate some wedding reception games if you like. These all come together to form that one magical moment you will remember for years to come.

Let me just explain briefly what each of these areas of wedding reception ideas represent.

The Wedding Reception Venue

This is the location where your reception will be held. It is one of the most important aspects of having the reception. Without a venue you cannot have a reception, simply put. It does not have to be an expensive venue, it just needs to be able to accommodate the amount of guests that you are planning on inviting.

The decorators and caterers will do the rest.

The Wedding Reception Table Decorations

This includes everything from the utensils to the centerpiece. So there are many elements to be thought of when deciding on the features you are trying to incorporate in your wedding reception table decorations.

The Reception Centerpieces

These are those items that are located in the center of the tables (as the name suggests). You can do whatever you want with your centerpiece ideas. Whether you have a decorator or not, you can still have an idea as to what it is you would like to have as your centerpiece.

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The Reception Decorations

These bring the venue to life, so to speak. It is complimented with the centerpieces to give you that look and feel that you always dreamt of.Try not to go overboard with your decorations though!

The Wedding Reception Flowers

These are another accent to the decorations and the centerpieces. Together they create an exquisite appearance and ambiance that will make you and your guests enjoy the reception to the fullest.

The Wedding Reception Music

This puts another touch of elegance and feature to your reception. It is with this music that you will feel the entire mood created by your decorators, florists, and caterers.You may choose to have a band or just have some music being played from a CD or MP3 player. The choice is yours!!

The Reception Food

This is a major, major part of the reception. You can have an extravagantly decorated venue with all the perks and the mood in tact, but it will be dead without great food.

Your wedding reception food caterers should have your ideas and preferences at the forefront of their minds when preparing your food.

Now the food includes the wedding cakes as well so be sure to get all the information you need and more about wedding cake designs here!

Wedding Reception Games

These games can add a little fun and laughter to your wedding reception. So go ahead and try to incorporate a few wedding games to the amusement of your guests! Check out a few of our suggested wedding reception games here.

These are just some of the basic wedding reception ideas that can and should be in place in order to have yourself a wonderful, memorable day.

Have fun making your wedding reception ideas a reality!

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