Love is what brings us together and, even though, more and more people prefer to live together, without ever saying the sacred words, some of us still believe in the magical “I do!” Getting married is one thing, planning a wedding reception is a whole different story. If you want a fairytale wedding, then the following tips will help you a lot, so make sure to grab a pen and a notebook.
Choose The Location
First of all, you will have to decide upon a location and this is never easy. Your soon-to-be spouse is likely to have something else in mind and tension between the two of you is the last thing you want. Choosing the location of your upcoming wedding reception should be your first successful task as a team, which is why it is important to communicate frankly and be open to suggestions.
Make a list of the venues you like and ask your fiancé to do the same. Then visit all locations and select the ones that both of you liked. Write down the pros and cons of each venue and when you are left with only one or two to choose from, it will be a lot easier to make a decision.
Think About Decorations
The next thing you two have to think about, are the decorations and the color themes of your wedding reception. If you are going for white, then look for a florist that can provide fresh, colorful flowers. This way, you will create an ideal contrast and your wedding pictures will look like they were taken for a magazine.
Aside from tasteful flower arrangements, you have to get a decent amount of wedding sparklers. These are the accessories that really turn a wedding reception into a magic moment that you and your guests will always remember. You can get cheap sparklers that are safe around food. There is no need to purchase expensive ones.
What About The Menu
Now, this is, by far, the most difficult task when it comes to planning the perfect wedding reception because the dishes and drinks you will serve are the factors that can make the difference between a fiasco and a success.
The best you can do is keep the menu simple. Do not serve too many different dishes; guests won’t know what to eat and chances are, you will be left with tons of spare food that will go to waste. Choose a Greek wedding menu, for instance. The dishes are light but very tasty and healthy – something your guests will surely appreciate.
Naturally, there are more things to consider when planning a wedding reception, but these three tips revolve around the most important aspects. The rest are simply details that you can take care of quite easily in the weeks to come. Remember that there is nothing more important than the love you two share, so make sure you do your best and talk to one another until you can take a common decision.