Your wedding day is one of the biggest – if not the biggest – day of your life. You want it to stand out and be awesome and amazing for everyone involved. So what’s the best way to go about it? Today we’re checking out some of the most fun ideas to make your reception memorable.
Invite guests for cocktails on the lawn before the reception
Ease into your reception by having special cocktails on the lawn before the reception starts. Think cocktails from 4pm until 6pm, and then into the main reception.
Add large games to the reception garden
Another touch to add to the lawn is big games – think supersize versions of games like Jenga and Connect 4. You can hire these from certain events suppliers.
Add quirky facts about yourselves at each table for guests to giggle over
Instead of just doing regular place and table setting cards, why not add your own touch? Put fun facts about the two of you on place setting cards, or even your favorite restaurants, cafes, and places so that guests can go visit them themselves.
Use food trucks instead of catering
One of the cooler ideas when it comes to food options at your wedding is getting in food trucks instead of going for fine dining. Food trucks are used to pumping out fresh, delicious, food quickly, and your friends and family can keep munching as long as they please.
Use a dress up photo booth
Photo booths are great fun – especially with silly dress ups! Make sure to leave a note saying to take one for themselves, and leave one for the bride and groom’s scrapbook of the big day.
Choose songs with dances that everyone knows
While it is super cheesy, there’s nothing more fun than grabbing everyone on the dancefloor for a go at the Macarena, Thriller, Gangnam Style, or YMCA. Sure, it’s silly but it’s always fun!
Have a candy station for take home candy bags
Who doesn’t have a sweet tooth? Instead of taking home a piece of wedding cake, let your guests help themselves to a candy bar and stock up on all their favorites to take home.
Make your own perfumes
Your own signature perfumes aren’t just for celebrities. You and your partner can choose to develop your own special mix, which can be a gift for your guests to take home at the end of the night. Make sure to make up a cool name for your scent!
Have a reception after party
Some guests would prefer that your wedding continued all night! If you’re a bit of a party animal, have a casual barbeque lunch the following day after your wedding to help you keep the party going.
Il Tulipano makes for a truly memorable wedding venue, from the ceremony, to garden cocktails, to our Grand Ballroom for your reception, to an optional second day follow up. Whatever events you plan for your wedding, Il Tulipano can make each event a true stand out in our gorgeous surrounds.