All couples want their wedding celebration to stand out and create memorable moments for both the couple and their guests.
There are a lot of design inspirations out there with themes ranging from whimsical to formal and vintage.
Seeing as most of these designs are eye-catching and beautiful, it can be challenging for a couple to choose decor pieces to use for their wedding.
The ever-changing trends in the world of weddings can stump even the most fashion-conscious bride.
Whether you want a wedding reception that is out of this world or a ceremony that adequately reflects you and your partner’s personalities, here are eight unique wedding reception design ideas for you.
Let the Lights Speak
The type of lighting you use in your reception venue can make all the difference in the ambience and set the evening’s general tone.
Dim the lights and light wedding floating candles for a sensual and romantic vibe. Strobe lights flashing different colours of spotlights can be used to highlight the dancefloor.
String lights can be placed around curtains, on centrepieces, and the ceiling for a fairytale wedding.
Unique Flower Vessels
There is no limit to the kind of vessel you can use to hold flowers for your decorations. Jars, tin cups, glass bottles, and wooden crates are unique vessels that can be used to hold flowers for your centrepieces and general decor.
Planters made from wood, clay, ceramic, or glass and filled with gorgeous flowers can be placed at strategic places in the reception hall.
Let Them Hang
Hanging items of decoration to the ceiling or from plant fixtures draws your guests’ attention up and makes your reception space look more luxurious.
Flowers, garlands, and jewels can be attached to a higher surface while hanging down above the guests.
Unique light fixtures and chandeliers will light up your space and add a unique element to your wedding decor.
Create a Social Hotspot
Place a large table in a conspicuous section of your reception venue and fill it with items such as homemade desserts, special treats, cocktails, pictures, cards, and souvenirs special to the couple.
You can add any item that can serve as conversation starters or give guests an insight into the couple’s journey to their special day.
This table will serve as a hotbed where people interact with each other as they partake in the offerings.
Have a Statement Piece
You could choose to have minimal decorations throughout the reception space, while a dramatic piece is used as a focal point.
Use flower blooms, desserts, letters, or romantic messages to create an impressive wall or corner that will capture your guests’ attention.
Go for the wow factor by being as creative and flashy as you can.
Drape the Ceilings and Walls
Hang piles of fabric from the ceiling down to the walls and let them trail to the floor. Using drapes help to create an enclosed and cozy space.
It also makes the venue look more lavish and the decorations more luxurious. You can go with traditional white or use shades from your wedding colours to make the area pop.
Use Handmade Pieces
While mass-produced decor pieces can look incredible, handmade pieces portray the extra level of thought and care put into pieces.
Create authentic and specially designed items such as place cards, party favours, menus, signs, and labels that will be unique to your celebration. Your family and friends will highly appreciate hand-painted and handcrafted gifts.
Tableware as Decor Pieces
Your tableware can be more than just plates, cutlery, and glasses. It can be used as part of your wedding theme.
Use plates with gorgeous patterns and trims, glasses in colours that pop, and gold or silver cutlery for an upscale look.
Table napkins and placemats can also bear features that tie in with the general decor and stand apart.