Simple Wedding Reception Ideas
Planning a wedding is time consuming and complicated.
Make your life a little less stressful by keeping your reception simple. It's the simple things in life we remember best.
Take a look at your guest list and cross off any names of people that really do not need to be at your celebration. You will be surprised at how much easier it is to plan a wedding with fewer guests.
Years ago I attended a bridal affair in the basement of a church. The bride had the room decorated with wedding bells, streamers, white lace tablecloths, tulle and lots of candles. She served a lovely 2 tired bridal cake, coffee, tea and fruit juices.
She had a friend supply supermarket flowers that were placed in clear vases surrounded by candles. Another friend strung the streamers and strategically hung the decorations. An aunt decorated the folding chairs with tulle and white ribbon. The room looked romantic and very elegant.
A cousin baked the cake and the bride hired the church ladies to serve and clean up after the celebration was over.
The church organist attended the party and played a violin for the guest’s enjoyment. This simple affair was quite memorable and beautiful.
The affair was quite charming and all the guests enjoyed themselves.
If you have decided to celebrate your bridal bash at a catering hall or restaurant, consider having a brunch or an hors d’oeuvres and wine reception instead of a cocktail hour and sit down dinner.
Hosting a backyard barbeque can be quite a lot of fun and will not leave your bank account empty. The food choices can range from hiring a caterer to bring the food and cook for you. Or asking relatives and close friends to bring their favorite side dishes while you provide the main essentials. You can hire a DJ, or use your own CD’s.
One bride I worked with decided to have a sunrise service on the beach and then she hosted a full breakfast for her guests.
Favors seem to be getting quite expensive and some brides are thinking. why should I use some of my budget for favors which most people just put in a drawer. If you're of that thinking but don't want to do away with favors altogether, how about having someone separate the flowers from your centerpieces and give them to your guest as they are leaving your affair.
have many choices to make along the way to planning your memorable
day. Use my simple wedding reception ideas to help you start planning.
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