Mood and Color
When you are planning your wedding reception you want to make sure
that you are doing everything you can to make it fun and entertaining as
well as fashionable and stylish. This can be done by taking care of the
simplest details like the cake, the centerpieces, and even the dishes
and table settings at the wedding reception. Wedding Style is Key!
Here are a few tips to help any wedding reception planner put together a
good reception, effectively bringing style and color into the reception
while keeping the mood up in the room.
1. Select Colors Carefully
When you are looking at all the various flowers and colored decorative
items for your wedding and wedding reception, you want to be careful of
the colors that you select. If you are not too good at the color thing,
donít fret because it is not as big of a deal as you think it is. If all
else fails, pick a color that you know brings out your eyes or the color
of your hair, and find a shade above or beneath that as a complementary
shade, perhaps even both. That way, you donít have to worry about
matching everything exactly and there is freedom to be a little off in
exact shade as long as the colors are in the same general hue as one
2. Centerpieces Bring It All Together
Think about the last formal affair that you attended, whether it was a
formal dinner at a restaurant or ceremony, at a wedding, or even your
senior prom. Do you remember the centerpieces? If so, it is probably
because the decorator took care with the centerpieces. Centerpieces are
a great way to bring all the individual style and theme elements of a
wedding together. Whether Spring, romance or even a certain color is the
overall theme of your wedding, your centerpiece can effectively help to
Some of the most lovely wedding reception centerpieces are made with the
same flowers that were used in the bridal bouquet and/or in the wedding
ceremony. This is a great way to tie the wedding and the reception
together as well, and if it is in the right setting these centerpieces
can certainly make a very bold statement sitting in the middle of a
table full of stuffed full, half-wine tipsy wedding guests.
3. Remember: YOU Set the Mood
Remember that it is your wedding, and your wedding reception and much of
the mood of the reception can be controlled. If you want a fun, lively
atmosphere then serving rich chocolate cake and alcoholic beverages
might be a better idea. If you know you are having a lot of young people
at your wedding reception and you want to keep it more family-oriented,
try having your wedding reception in the daytime and stay away from
alcoholic beverages at the reception.
4. Have Enough Seating, and Make Use of It
Having enough places for everyone to be able to sit and eat is a great
way to promote a positive atmosphere at your wedding reception. The last
thing that is going to be conducive to a good wedding mood is to have
people fighting over a comfortable place to eat, so if you invite ten
people make sure you have seating enough for ten people and their
guests; the same goes for if you invite a hundred guests to your
reception--be prepared to accommodate them all. This way, everyone will
be in good spirits and as comfortable and happy as can be (especially if
they are being fed), so you will be having the time of your life on the
happiest day you will be able to remember in no time.
5. Consider Your Gear
When you are looking to achieve a certain mood at your reception, be
sure to consider attire. If you want a casual atmosphere, people
probably will not be feeling too casual in their formal wedding clothes,
so giving them time to go home and change between the ceremony and the
reception is a good way to add to this peaceful atmosphere.
If you want a stiffer, more formal atmosphere the bride and groom should
be dressed in their formal wedding gear and so should the guests; such a
wedding reception should immediately follow the ceremony, and probably
should not run into all hours of the night like more casual wedding
receptions tend to do.
6. Most Importantly, Have FUN!
If you want to have the type of atmosphere at your wedding that will
help make it into the type of day you wonít soon forget have fun and
bring some liveliness into things. Style can be fashioned, but mood has
all to do with how people feel and how much they are enjoying
themselves, so be sure to pay close attention to the details and then
when it comes time for the party, let them go.
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