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wedding reception

A wedding reception is a special time for the bride and groom, but it’s also an important event for all their guests. Whether you’re planning a traditional dinner or a more casual affair, there are many ways to make your reception unique and memorable for everyone involved.

Table Games

One of the most fun things to do at your reception is play some wedding-themed table games with your guests! From trivia to eye spy and everything in between, table games are a great way to break the ice with your guests.

You can get premade games or create your own, but be sure to give some thought to how the games will be played and what kind of prizes you’ll award. You’ll want to keep the games age appropriate for guests of all ages and be sure to allow people to participate as much or as little as they would like.

Photo Booth

A photo booth is a great way for you and your friends to capture some of the fun moments from the night. You can either hire a professional photo booth company to set up at your reception or have friends and family bring in their own equipment. Having someone photograph the guests will help you create an album that everyone can look back on later in life.

DIY D├ęcor

If you’re on a budget, you can still have a lovely reception with a few creative touches. Paper lanterns, fairy lights, and calligraphy escort cards all add up to a stunning effect without breaking the bank.


Pinecones are a classic and inexpensive centerpiece that’s easy to find and decorate yourself. You can also find a vintage bike for under $20 that looks beautiful with an overflowing floral arrangement inside. You can even gild a wooden or metallic bicycle to match your theme, if you like!


You can use candles at any point during your reception, but a candle-lit dance floor makes for a particularly romantic scene. If you’re going to use candles, it’s a good idea to put them in different places around the room so that there’s a variety of lighting styles for the dance floor.


Providing a variety of music for your wedding reception is essential, but it’s also important to make sure that each song isn’t too repetitive. The last thing you want is for your guests to get bored and lose interest in the dance floor.

Group Dancing

Having group dances at your wedding reception is a great way to let shy guests mingle and have fun. These dances can be anything from “the hustle” to a slow jam to an upbeat ballad. You can even have the guests perform a choreographed dance, if you want to be extra romantic.

First Dance

Taking the time to dance together as a married couple is one of the most meaningful parts of your wedding reception. Whether you’re dancing to a favorite song or a new one, your first dance will always be a highlight of your wedding.