It’s your special day. As a couple, you will be the centre of attention. You want to make sure that memories of your wedding day are treasured for years to come. It’s a one-off too. You don’t get a rehearsal. This is your one shot at it. So, no pressure then! But seriously, there is a lot to consider. You need to think about every small detail. From the obvious, such as the venue and the wedding dress – to the finer details like the flowers and the colour scheme. The Wedding Reception is one of those big details, but it’s also where the little touches and twists can make a big difference. There are some great wedding reception ideas for you to consider.
Great Wedding Reception Ideas: Do you stick with tradition?
The whole wedding day is one that is packed full of traditions. Some couples still prefer to stick very much to these traditions and customs. More and more people are veering away from them and looking for ways to weave their own twists on the old customs to put their own slant on proceedings. Stamping your own personality on the big day has become a very popular thing to do.
But when it comes to the reception, what are the traditions? Well, a traditional wedding reception timeline includes the likes of the First Dance, Food and the Cutting of the Cake. There is nearly always some sort of music and most couples will thrown in another toast somewhere too.
Most couples will probably want to keep such traditions. But beyond that, do you stick or twist? Here are some great wedding reception ideas for you to mull over.
A Big Finale
You don’t want the party to end with a damp squib and fizzle out with your guests heading for the door. Planning an end-of-the-night treat is a great wedding reception idea. The special couple could perform with the band for the last dance. Fireworks will always ensure that people stick around too.
The Element of Surprise
People love surprises. Our previous blog post talked about what a magician or caricaturist can bring to an event. A surprise guest or act will keep guests entertained. It provides a great talking point. Mixing things up a bit is always a great wedding reception idea.
Music, Music, Music
Getting the music spot on for a wedding reception is important. It’s also one of the aspects of the wedding day where you can be as traditional or as different as you want to be. Live music can tie in with a theme you have chosen for the day, be chosen specifically for the genre of music on offer – or can be an act that can play ‘a bit of everything’. The choice is yours but hiring a wedding band will enable you to make your reception as lively or laid back as you want it to be.
Silk Street Entertainment has an extensive and varied roster of wedding bands available to hire. You’ll find niche, traditional and unique acts on the list. You’ll also find that versatility and tailoring performances specifically to your needs is a Silk Street speciality. If you get in touch, we’re always happy to discuss your requirements in detail and suggest some acts that will be perfect for your big day.