Personalise your wedding reception
Your wedding reception is your chance to throw a fantastic party for all your wedding guests and it is very popular to include ‘the personal touch’ with your decorations.
Many couples have a theme or a colour scheme, which is incorporated into the day through subtle touches like the flowers, chair covers, wedding stationery and bridesmaids and even your menu choices.
To add a personal touch to your reception why not hand make all of your menu’s, place cards, table plans and table numbers? Many couples include a theme into their stationery. For example one couple got engaged in New York and therefore had their colour scheme as black and white, their reception tables were named after famous monuments in New York and the table plan incorporated images of these monuments. It was a lovely touch, as all the guests knew that they had got engaged in New York and appreciated the theme. Another couple enjoyed their confectionery so much that they included this into their day by having images of sweets printed onto their stationery, having the tables named after different sweets and placing a bowl of the sweets on each table for the favours. If you don’t have a particular theme it doesn’t mean that your reception can’t be personalised, you can still do this by using your colour scheme on all of the items including your wedding cake!
A popular way of personalising wedding reception is through the favours. There have been many couples that have made their own favours, like making gingerbread men to go with their bonfire night theme or mulled wine when their wedding has been in the winter.
If you would prefer you can provide small lavender bags or bath products (you can even make your own bath bombs).
I have been to many weddings where the favours have been very personal to the couple. One wedding I went to the bride had grown up in Spain but had moved back to England so she had traditional Spanish favours of pearl pins. Another wedding I went to the Bride was welsh and therefore provided everyone with traditional Welsh love spoons.
There are many ways that you can decorate your wedding reception room. There may be a stunning focus point of the room which you can highlight and also incorporate your flowers i.e. there may be columns in the room which could have some ivy, lights and some of your wedding flowers pinned to or it could be something as simple as tying some ribbon around the napkins on the tables in your colour scheme.
However you decide to personalise your reception just remember to add the touches that are important to you both.