While your main wedding day goal is to celebrate your love and commitment to one another, there’s another goal at play… having a fun wedding reception of epic proportions. Wondering how exactly you achieve this? Here’s our top tips for throwing the BEST wedding reception ever!
Use a wedding app or hashtag
One of the easiest ways to get guests fully engaged in your wedding, is with a wedding app or hashtag. Some apps allow you to keep guests informed in the run up to the day, while others mean they can upload their snaps into one place, giving you easy access to them. On the day, get a wedding hashtag on the go and everyone will be participating before you know it.
Ask for song requests
The EASIEST way to get guests on the dance floor is by playing songs which they want to hear! When you send out your wedding invites, ask them to fill in their favourite song on their RSVP. Create a playlist with everyone’s choices, guaranteed to keep the floor filled all night.
Play wedding games
The time when the photos are being taken is usually when guests are sitting around doing nothing, as they wait for your return. Keep them entertained with some nostalgic giant games, such as Jenga and Connect Four, which are always winners. Plus, they’re a great way to get friends interacting with each other.
Hire an ice-cream van
Give your wedding reception an cool edge by hiring an ice-cream van. The perfect dessert alternative and easy to pull off, it’ll keep guests talking for years to come.
Treat them to some comedy
One way, for sure, to make a lasting impression on guests is by getting them laughing. Couples are definitely being more creative when it comes to their reception entertainment and hiring a local comedian to get guests laughing for half an hour before or after the meal is the perfect warm up.
Serve late night snacks
You’re probably wondering “Why?” since you’ll be providing them with dinner, but the meal is typically eaten hours before the reception ends. Plus, more and more couples are extending their receptions long into the night so fill guests up with a late night snack. Think outside of the box here and treat them to something unexpected. Mini pizzas, fish and chips, sliders or grilled cheese are always a winner.
Give guests a favour they’ll actually use
We hate to break it to you but the majority of wedding favours are either forgotten about, left behind on the table or wind up in the bin. So why not break the habit of a lifetime and give guests a favour they’ll actually use?! You won’t fail to impress with mini bottles of bubbly, sweet or savoury snacks or a treat they can enjoy when they return home.
Hire a photo booth with a difference
The perfect ice-breaker and easy way to get guests interacting, an open-air photo booth is the way to go. Photo bombing, crazy props and stylish backdrops will instantly draw guests to the fun. Plus, it’s a great alternative to wedding favours or a guest book. Check the availability of our Roxbury Booth here and instantly make your wedding reception fun.
Make your exit memorable
It’ll probably be your least favourite part of the day, so why not make it truly memorable thanks to an exit with a difference?! Fireworks, sparkler exits or confetti send-offs are just a few of the ways couples are creating epic exits. Plus, it’ll make for some pretty incredible photos.