Custom Table Design & Large Centerpieces- One way to immediately WOW your guests at your wedding, is to take their breath away when the reception begins. Pair intricate table designs with beautiful, eye-catching centerpieces for the impact that you are looking for. (P.S. If you love the idea, but are working with a tight budget, use the same large centerpieces to decorate your ceremony as well!).
Play With Your First Dance Song Choice- Changing out the classic and slow first dance for something upbeat will be memorable for both you and your guests. Whether you choose to spice it up with mesmerizing choreography or a fun collage of songs that are special to you as a couple, taking a chance with your first dance is an amazing way to put a spin on the tradition.
Welcome Bags For Out Of Town Guests- Out of town guests who take days of work and spend time travelling just to celebrate with you and your new spouse deserve a special thank you. Go above and beyond to say thank you by having a welcome bag or gift awaiting their arrival at their hotel. This welcome gift does not need to be costly to get the message across. Taking time out of your hectic schedule to welcome and thank them will immediately blow any other wedding they've been to out of the water.
Late Night Snacks- If you want your guests to be entertained all night long, then late night snacks are a must. Not only does it show that you are taking care of them throughout the entire evening, it also keeps their energy up for dancing the night away. (Some of our favorite ideas for late night snacks are grilled cheese with tomato soup shots for cool evenings, and milk and chocolate chip cookies for the ultimate classic).
Lounge Area- Upgrade your cocktail hour with a luxurious lounge area for your guests to enjoy. It provides ample space for your guests to sit and enjoy their drinks, is a stunning transition from the ceremony to the reception, and it is also versatile to any theme that you want. For a glam look, use black and white decor and softly light it with a fun color (like purple) to leave a memorable impression on your guests.
Seasonal Wedding- Seamlessly integrating your wedding season into your special day promises your guests an experience that they will not soon forget. Orange pumpkins for fall, seasonal flowers for the holidays, pretty pastels for spring, and bright colors for summer are all great ways to incorporate the season into your wedding day effortlessly.
Alternative Wedding Cake- The cake often is much more than a delicious dessert. Instead, it acts as an eye-catching element of decor for the reception. Alternatives to wedding cake have become extremely popular over the past couple of years, and we have seen everything from donut towers, to chocolate fountains, to s'mores bars and everything in between. If you are looking to wow your guests, but are not ready to leave the idea of having a wedding cake behind, than play with its decor and size! Larger than life wedding cakes that defy the laws of gravity or wedding cakes that are decorated uniquely are great ways to incorporate this idea.
Balloon Decor- It is likely that your guests have attended weddings before your own, which gives them an expectation of what all weddings are going to be like. Blow all of their ideas out of the water with some incredibly unique decor... balloons! Balloonzilla is an amazing company that provides beautiful decor that can match any color and theme, and can be set into multiple different designs for your special day.
"Drink Me" Place Cards- Place cards are one of the easiest elements of decor to implement that set the tone for the reception. Play with the place cards on your wedding day and attach them to a drink of choice! This ensures that people will find their place card without forgetting about them in attempts to get to the bar. They are also simple to create and beautiful when set up at the entry of your reception.
Talented DJ/MC- You DJ/MC does so much more than just manage the music. They conduct interactives with your guests, get them on the dance floor, read the crowd, take music requests, and much more. This idea is a MUST because your DJ/MC actually gets involved with your guests to ensure that they are having a phenomenal time and that they get an experience unlike anything else.
We hope you enjoyed these wedding ideas for how to wow your guests. For more ideas on how to wow your guests throughout your wedding, contact us today at 661.257.1725 or firstname.lastname@example.org!
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