Some people would prefer to have a small, intimate wedding with only their nearest and dearest present. However, many other people dream of a lavish, extravagant ceremony that even the richest celebrities would be jealous of. If this sounds like you, then take a look at these 10 tips for a lavish wedding reception – you’ll love them!
Plan a Cocktail Reception
A cocktail reception is sure to impress your guests. Have small yet classy looking bites to eat served by waiters, and special cocktails like Pimms and lemonade with fresh fruit. This will make a huge impression on your guests!
Use Bigger Flowers
By using bigger flowers, you can use less of them. This will add a luxurious look to your reception without spending way over your budget. Rather than decorating the backs of the chairs and having flowers in the centre of the table, try putting just one beautiful flower in the centre. It looks so elegant!
Create a Luxurious Favour
Nobody likes sugared almonds anyway, let’s face it. Create a luxurious favour for your guests by giving them some delicious truffles to take home, and perhaps a bottle of wine or something to share between couples!
Change Your Dress
There aren’t many events in a woman’s life where she can get away with changing dresses half way through the night. Consider getting a different dress to wear for your wedding reception. It’ll be lighter, cooler, easier to dance in, and you’ll feel more comfortable. You can even buy wedding dresses these days that can be worn two different ways!
Use Rich Colours
Rich colours just scream luxury and decadence. Use deep reds and even colours like emerald green to make a big statement. Colours like this used in the ultimate entertaining property will make for a mind blowing event!
Hire Lounge Furniture
Lounge furniture will feel like a real treat to your guests; they’ll be so comfortable and encouraged to stay for longer. You might find your reception continues way into the wee hours with somewhere comfortable for them to talk and drink.
Candlelight is an inexpensive but romantic way to light your venue or parts of the venue. Just make sure you take notice of fire safety!
Choose Metallic Accessories
Metallic accessories for the room will add a luxe element without looking tacky. A metallic tablecloth could make a world of difference to the way your tables look!
Plan a Menu Around Ethnic Cuisine
If you want some delicious food without the ala carte price tag, then consider choosing ethnic cuisine to base your menu on. Mexican and Greek food taste delicious and are very colourful but can be arranged at a budget friendly price!
Fruit looks amazing when used as a centrepiece; whole lemons in a jug of water looks interesting yet expensive! Making sure your guests have fruit in their drinks too is another surefire way to impress.
Do you have any tips of your own you’d like to share? Leave a comment!