4 Creative Ways To Make a Wedding Reception Stand Out

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(Newswire.net — June 26, 2022) –During the summer season, many people find themselves going to multiple weddings over the summer. Although they are each beautiful, attending multiple weddings can feel mundane as the same events seem to occur at each. If you want to make your wedding reception stand out, here are four creative ways to make your night more memorable for your guests.

1. Serve Charcuterie Boards

A charcuterie board is a fun and creative way to feed your guests while they wait for dinner. Many people choose to do photos after the ceremony, leaving a long wait between the ceremony and dinner. Giving your guests appetizers before the meal is a great way to keep them happy and patient.

A charcuterie board is an excellent way to feed your guests while they wait. Not only is it visually appealing for your guests, but it also offers a variety of food options for those who are picky eaters. Charcuterie boards traditionally include a variety of meats, cheeses, nuts and fruits. This gives guests several different options to choose from while catering to guests with food allergies and strong dislikes.

2. String Lights to Add Ambiance

String lights are another great way to make your reception stand out. There are many ways you can use lights to match the mood at your reception:

  • Color: String lights can be purchased in a variety of colors to match your reception. You can choose a fun color like red or pink to brighten the mood or go for a classic yellow or white to create a more traditional look.
  • Style: String lights are also available in a variety of style options. They can be purchased in round bulbs or pointed ones to give the lights a more classical look. They can be modified by spacing. Bulbs that are close together can give you a brighter look while spacing them out provides a softer, vintage look.
  • Location: You can hang string lights in a variety of places to help your wedding reception stand out. Many people choose to hang them from the ceiling or from rafters. However, there are also a variety of other creative places you can hang them, like around head tables or down corridors.

3. Offer Games for Entertainment

Providing games is an excellent way to provide guests with fun alternatives to dancing. Although dancing is a classic event at weddings, some people do not enjoy dancing in front of others. Providing games is an excellent way to entertain you guests and help your reception stand out. If your wedding is during the summer months, you can even provide outdoor games to give people fresh air and time to socialize.

4. Take Song Requests

People are more likely to enjoy your reception and dance if they enjoy the music. Mix up your playlist or tell your DJ to allow guests to request their own songs. This will keep people out on the dancefloor and enjoying your reception, from young to old.