When it comes to wedding receptions, couples are looking for ways to give a unique, personal flair to their celebration, says Beverly Clark, wedding book author, and designer of the Beverly Clark Collection.
Slideshows: During the reception, present a slideshow set to music with photos of you and your spouse from birth to present.
Themes: Incorporate you and your spouse’s heritage into the décor and food. Some possible wedding themes may also stem from your favorite hobby, a season, a historical period (such as the Roaring ’20s or Renaissance eras), or a fairytale theme complete with a castle-shaped wedding cake. · Creative table numbers: Instead of using numbers to identify tables, name your tables after phrases or words that have special meaning to you as a couple, such as your favorite travel spots. · Monograms: Make your name part of the day. For example, wedding planner Tracie Morris had a client whose new last name started with an “M,” so the couple put the letter “M” on top of their wedding cake and on their cocktail napkins. They also used a video projector to project an “M” onto the dance floor during the couple’s first dance as husband and wife.
Poetry: Write letters or poems to one another and read it during the reception