Wedding Reception Ideas

Take a look at these wedding reception ideas. They will add fun, drama and romance to your wedding reception. Decorate your wedding reception tables to fit the style and theme of your wedding. You can decorate the table with wedding flowers too.

There are many things to keep in mind as you plan your wedding reception. Even though the wedding ceremony is the highlight of the day, more time is actually spent at the reception. The reception decorations will be remembered by not only the couple but also the wedding guests. There are many creative ways to decorate your wedding reception tables. This should ideally be done in your wedding theme, color and style.

Whether you want witty and whimsical or an elegant and chic look, there are many creative ideas to design a beautiful setting for the reception. Whether you are decorating the head table for the whole bridal party or an intimate sweetheart table for just the wedding couple, here are some wedding reception ideas that you will absolutely love.

Table Decorations for Your Wedding Reception

Table Linens: Simple or fancy, elegant or extravagant, the wedding table linens should be chosen based on the wedding theme. They might seem insignificant, but the table cloths are quite an important part of the wedding table decoration. You don’t have to choose a plain white table cloth. Instead opt for the bold, elegant, extravagant, intricate, vintage or frilly table linens. You could include table cloths with lace edgings, fancy designs and elaborate patterns. Beautifully folded and pressed napkins can add an elegant touch to the table. You could use napkin rings to match the theme of the event or wrap a single silk rose around a napkin or use strings of decorative beads as the napkin ring.

Centerpieces: The centerpieces are the most important decorative element in planning the table decorations for your wedding reception. Although floral arrangements are popular as centerpieces, they can get expensive. Candles are a popular alternative as centerpiece decorations. Use floating candle centerpieces, slender tapers or pillar candles to create a beautiful ambiance. Use tea light candles in small crystal vases as centerpiece accents.

Sprinkles: You can set a glamorous mood by accenting the guest tables with acrylic ice crystals or sprinkle silk rose petals. These can be used alone or combined with the centerpieces. Use some of those fabulous metallic confetti shapes available in great colors to accentuate the table decorations. If it is a theme wedding such as a fall wedding then you can use silk autumn leaves to decorate the table or seashells for a beach wedding theme.

Lighting: Incorporate light sources into the table décor to add a touch of elegance and a romantic ambiance to the wedding reception. Placing outdoor party lights such as rope lights or flower shaped string lights along the sides of the table can make a great decorative addition. Try adding battery operated lights inside centerpieces such as clear containers or flower vases.

Place Cards: Place cards can be used for more than a functional purpose. Unique designs and versatile place card holders can be used to beautify the tables and also be the wedding favor. Use a beautifully beaded gold place card holder for a traditional wedding or a flip flop or a starfish place card holder for a beach wedding. For a fall wedding choose a classic maple leaf place holder or pin the name card to a fresh pear with a wedding theme of “the perfect pear”. Use place card designs that reflect your personal sense of style and creates a lasting impression for your guests.

With all of these great wedding reception ideas in your cache, it will be easy to have a stunning and economical wedding reception.