Wed­ding re­cep­tions

The Covington News - - SOCIETY -

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

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