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Wedding Reception Ideas

A wedding is a traditional ceremony and celebration where two people or a couple are united in marriage. Customs and rituals greatly vary between religions, ethnic groups, churches, countries, and social classes.


Aside from gifts, a majority of wedding ceremonies also involve exchanging of marriage vows. Sometimes, special wedding garments are worn, and the ceremony is followed by a wedding reception. Music, poetry, prayers or readings from religious texts or literature are also commonly incorporated into the ceremony.


Reception is where the wedding guests gathered to eat, celebrate, watch, and participate in a program. This party or get together is usually held after the completion of the marriage ceremony in any local wedding spots. Here are some wedding reception ideas for those who are planning or organizing a full event.

Luxury Reception

If you have a budget which is more than you need, then this luxe party is for you. Give your wedding guests a place to mingle between dance breaks by forming a lounge area at your reception. Fill the space with couches or decorated chairs with plenty of pillows to sink into. This is the perfect way to keep all the attendees in on the party even when they’re resting.

Cocktail Party

Some of your guests, especially your friends, are expecting drinks on the reception. Why not give them a pleasant surprise by setting up a table of light to hard beverages? Have your caterer or wedding ushers collect any stray glasses to make sure that the reception place remains tidy. Also, remind the guests to make sure to stop drinking when they are not capable anymore.

Crafts and DIY

Nowadays, more and more people prefer DIY things compared to buying something from the market. So, why not put it in your wedding reception? Let guests know that it’s not just the wedding party that’s special to you by letting them stand out with their own corsage or boutonniere. Put a piece of papers on the table and let them do a flower by themselves.

Random Table

It is hard to plan the sitting arrangement of each guest on your reception. Surely, you worked hard on figuring out who will sit on the right or left of each and everyone. So why not allow the guests to pick their chair from a jar with table numbers in it. Gave them get the dinner conversation started by showing others how they’re connected.


These are just a few of the many ideas for a wedding reception. In fact, this is just a guide for you to explore more and be creative on your own. Remember to always consider the theme or motifs of the wedding because the reception should also be linked to the style.