You may be looking to make your ceremony and reception really stand out from the rest, but with so many options and different vendors to choose from it can often be a difficult task. Read on for some tips from our event specialists at Liberty House, Stone House, The Ryland Inn and Celebrate at Snug Harbor for five worthwhile wedding splurges that everyone will appreciate!
Playing around with uplighting can totally transform your reception space and give it your own personality to the space. You can also opt to have lighting that changes throughout the night to go with the right vibe. Many couples choose lights that complement their wedding day colors, such as blues, purples, and soft reds. Stay away from bright colors such as yellow or light greens, which may be a bit too intense.
Photo by Michael Dempsey Photography
Adding a photobooth to your reception is not only super fun for guests, but it also gives the couple some laughs looking at all the candid, hilarious photos everyone took throughout the night! Be creative and put out a lot of props so that your guests really get into it. You can leave out costume jewelry, big sunglasses and funny signs. Ask your entertainment vendor for a professional photobooth that automatically sends each photo to social media channels like Facebook and Instagram!
Photo by Julian Ribinik Photography
Late Night Snacks
After dancing and drinking the night away, many guests start to get a little hungry again at the end of the wedding. Our event specialists recommend sending your guests home with a little late night snack to fill them up one last time before hitting the road. These snacks can be super casual: think smores, miniature burgers, or cookies and milk! Some couples even decide to have a food truck waiting outside to serve up all sorts of yummy treats before their guests leave for home. Whatever you decide to serve, your guests will surely thank you for it!
Photo by Funico Studios
Looking to soften up your ceremony or reception space? Or maybe you’re looking to change the feel of the room, especially if you know some of your guests have been to your space before your wedding. Many couples often overlook how draping can make your venue seem much more intimate and can add major drama to the room. Draping is also great for softening up outdoor tent spaces for the ceremony or reception.
Photo by Konrad Kolen
Personalized Couple’s Details
One way to truly make your big day stand out is to use items that represent you and your fiance as a couple that are also personalized. You can do this by having custom pieces such as personalized pillows, lighting, or with a cake topper with your initials, like this couple did! So cute!