Tips to planning a fun wedding reception | Wedding Planning Ideas
ADD A LOUNGE AREA TO YOUR RECEPTION
If at all possible, create a lounge-like area in your reception space. Why? People can get antsy. Instead of having your guests sit around the same dinner tables all night, a change of environment will promote conversation and keep even your nondancing guests entertained. Look into renting or borrowing couches, chairs, and other pieces of furniture that you can then stage with pillows and votive candles in your wedding colors. A lounge area also gives people the opportunity to ham it up in pictures!
Also, tell your guests about a late night treat or events. Nothing stops a party in its tracks faster than guests heading for the door early. Take out an insurance policy against a skimpy crowd and plan a treat for the end of the night that people will look forward to: You and your new spouse can perform a song with the band for the last dance, or you can plan a reception getaway that’ll keep guests excited!
Lastly, remember- its a party. Your celebration! Our experience- keep formalities early in the night so the music fills the night. Momentum and flow happen magically with the right band!