Your wedding is a special event, but the reception is a way for family and friends to have fun after the ceremony and celebrate the new couple. There are traditional themes which might include a white cake, flowers, and ribbons on the walls, but colorful wedding receptions can add a little more flair to the day.
Sand and Sun
Bring a little of the beach to your reception with a few fun decorations. Blue streamers can be placed on a wall to look like a waterfall. Table decorations can include blue runners with sand sprinkled in the middle. Seashells are also a good idea, especially if they are placed in small glass containers. If you want a fun beach look, then consider using small plastic animals commonly seen in the ocean. Use your shared memories at the beach or other water location for newlywed pictures.
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In the Country
This is an idea for those who live in the country, or who like the relaxation of country living. Don’t just stick to a boring red, white and blue combo, there are a few different colors you can use with this theme that will bring out the overall design. Burgundy is a good shade to use with burlap sacks and hay bales. You can also use a light blue or a hunter green. Smaller hay bales made of pieces of straw tied with a ribbon that accents the same colors can be placed on the reception tables. Use quilts on walls, and sunflowers and daisies can be part of your floral themes. Add color and texture not only to your venue, but your dress and jackets as well. A bridal gown designer like Val Stefani can help you put a little added color into both your looks. Don’t be afraid to push the envelope and try something different.
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If you’re looking for a reception with a lot of color and fun, then consider balloons. You can use any kind for the reception, but it’s best to use the same type of balloon, such as Mylar or latex, so everything has a uniform appearance. Clear balloons with colored balloons inside are a fun and unique look and can be used for any theme. Balloon arches are easy to make as well as other shapes with balloons which is great for avoiding boring streamer wall décor.
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It’s a Fiesta!
Whether you are a fan of Mexican food or the Mexican experience, a Fiesta is a great way to bring more bright colors to the reception. This is also an idea you can use if you are planning a honeymoon in Mexico or a similar area. White tablecloths are ideal with bright plates and napkins. Blue, green, and orange are colors that would surround the Fiesta theme. Piñatas with small treats inside for the guests can be hung from the ceiling.
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Your wedding reception should be a time when you gather with family and friends to celebrate a new beginning. There are several ideas here that can be used to bring color and flavor to the reception. Discover a theme that has a special meaning, or one that surrounds a favorite place. With a little creativity, you can have a reception that is just as exciting as the wedding.