Wedding Reception
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Decorating for wedding receptions.

Just imagine, all your careful wedding reception preparations and plans have played out to perfection, as you enter your reception in triumph, with your husband and bridal party.

You picture a room of smiling faces. Beautiful floral arrangements and candelabras adorn each table. You have arrived at the greatest party of your life and it is party time at last!

Your main wedding table centerpiece and the wedding flower centerpieces are even more beautiful than you’d hoped and the candelabra displays light the reception room like a field of little bonfires.

Every part of your wedding party from the musical selections, to the arrival of the food and the cutting of the cake have been timed to the minute.

wedding reception ideasThe best man and your father satisfactorily paralysed with fear at the thought of making their speeches. It sounds like a dream, but it doesn't have to be. You truly can have the perfect wedding party. However, you do have some wedding planning ahead of you.

It's time to roll up your sleeves and get your wedding reception decoration ideas on to paper and get the ball rolling. Have a look at some wedding decoration ideas, pictures of wedding receptions and wedding reception table decorations. You're sure to find something here below.

A well planned wedding reception timeline serves as a checklist and helps the bride and groom form a mental image of the wedding reception order of events.

Pictures Of Wedding Reception Decorations

If you are contemplating on doing your own wedding planning, you'll want to have a good look at what's hot and what's not when it comes to wedding reception decorations. Have a look at our wedding reception decoration ideas below. This site is full of ideas and pictures, that you're sure to find something you love.

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wedding reception ideas
Wedding table setting ideas.
Pretty wedding flower centerpieces

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Blue and white wedding theme.

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wedding reception ideas
Unique wedding table ideas.
Reception menu.

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Fresh flower wedding flower centerpiece.

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Afternoon pool wedding, outdoor wedding.

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wedding reception ideas
Wedding table place cards.
Bonboniere or wedding candy favors.

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Fresh flower wedding centerpiece.

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wedding reception ideas
Decoration table wedding.
Wedding ice sculpture.

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Gold and red wedding table setting.

Decorating for Wedding Receptions

Fairy godmother tip! When decorating for wedding receptions, sometimes it's hard to know where to start. So before deciding on any wedding reception decorations, it's important to know what type of reception you will have.

Your wedding venue may already have in house candelabras or centerpiece vases free for you to use. You may only need to fill them up with fresh flowers the morning of your wedding day. Be sure to deligate what needs to be done to your chief bridesmaid and and the rest of the bridal party to insure everything runs smoothly according to plan.

Where to Start?

You need to decide on the type of reception you want. You can have your wedding party just about anywhere. However, if cost is an issue you may be a little restricted.

1. Your wedding venue:

• Formal ball room reception wedding,

• Wedding reception halls,

• An outdoor wedding,

• A beach wedding,

• A backyard wedding,

• Destination wedding,

• Restaurant wedding.

2. The next step is to ask questions:

• Is the reception or wedding venue available on your wedding day? Do they cater for day time and/or night time weddings.

• Do they have all the amenities that you require to have your dream wedding? Or do you have to compromise your wedding plans in order to have your wedding there?

• Does the reception or restaurant have a change room or resting place facility for the bride and bridesmaids? If not, you may need to hire a small out door tent.

• Is there sufficient space or Room for a band or dance floor?

• Is there a lovely outdoor garden or pagolla near by? The perfect prop or backdrop for your wedding photo's etc.

• Do they have adequate parking facilities for all of your guests?

• Can they accomodate for a large wedding guest list?

• How much do they charge for children's meals? The price for a child's plate at a wedding is usually 45% less than adult meals.

• Do they cater for small weddings, if so, what is their minimum head count?

If you are having a small wedding reception for only 55 people, some receptions have a minimum cost for 65 people, in this case they may charge you for the extra people that are not attending to make it worth their while.

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Reception Decorating
decorating for wedding receptiionsWhen is comes to decorating receptions - especially your own - is one of life's rare joys. The opportunity to truly expess yourself on a stage of your own making. Wedding themes and colour schemes are the broad canvas for your wedding decorating ideas, and gorgeous floral displays and clever use of candles remain the mainstays of wedding reception displays.
Wedding Table Decor
wedding reception table decorationsTable decorations are the flourish of colour that transform a humble reception into a night to remember. The colour and spice of a gorgeous wedding table setting are the hallmark of a truly memorable event and a signal to your friends and families that on this night, this is a magical place. Wedding table design requires a little skill, coordination and some knowlegde of colour.
Reception Decorating Ideas
wedding reception table decorationsSome of these reception ideas have just got to inspire you to great things. The key to decorating for wedding receptions is picking a colour and/or theme and sticking to it. Whether you go for traditional weddings reception decorations or are looking for some really unique ideas for a wedding reception, these wedding reception pictures demonstrate some of the wonderful things you can achieve with colour and lighting.
Napkin Ideas
wedding reception decoration ideasA clever use of napkins can play a part in the wedding table design. It could just be in the way the napkin is folded or your choice of colour. Napkins also serve as great wedding table decor, a vital feature of a wedding reception.There are many ways to display napkins and uniquely decorate a table setting. You can also match them up with table runners and place mats.
Chair Decorations
wedding chair decorationsChair decorations create an elegant atmosphere and are one of the most perfect wedding decorating ideas, wedding chair sashes and bows, just add to the finishing touch.Wedding chair covers come in all sorts of fabrics and textures, like satin, organza, damask, pinktuck, check, embroidery, prints, crushed satin, lace etc, depending on the rental company.
Table Runners for Weddings
wedding table runnersTable runners can serve as fine decorative idea for a reception. Just the use of colourful elegant table runners alone can lift a wedding reception, even from a distance.Less need for fussing with other wedding table decor. You could have beaded table runners, organza table runners or a combination of satin and linen fabrics. It is up to your imagination and your wedding theme!
Reception Decorations
wedding table runnersReception decorations are the finishing touch that will set your party from the rest. When decorating for wedding receptions (especially your own) don't just think big, think big picture. Decorating for a wedding reception, is almost like detective work finding those perfect chair covers or the special napkin rings you found on E-bay.


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