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Fun Wedding Reception Ideas To Delight Your Guests

Inspiration - 27.07.18

Think of your wedding reception as a fabulous party! It’s the time to celebrate your special day with your friends and family, enjoying delicious food and dancing the night away. If you’d like to make your celebration even more memorable, it’s time to get creative with some fun ideas, from lavish wedding entertainment to simple details.

Thoughtful Favours

Favours don’t have to cost the earth but are a lovely idea – a small gift from you to your guests to thank them for sharing your day with you.

Miniature bottles make great favours. How about a bottle of fizz or even a personalised cocktail?

Or for something different, why not treat your guests to a delicious, personalised toffee apple?

Let’s Play

We’re never too old to enjoy a game and garden games are a great way to entertain your guests during welcome drinks and after the wedding breakfast.

Keep it classic and fun with some good ‘old-fashioned’ games.

It doesn’t need to be elaborate. We love this tin can alley.

Think about games to play at the table, it’s always a good way to spark up conversation between your guests. How about ‘wedding speech bingo’?

Create a photo wall, encouraging guests to take polaroid photos of themselves at the table.

Don’t forget your younger guests. Give them plenty to do with a box of treats. You might even arrange a treasure hunt in the gardens at Mythe.

Name That Tune…

Music is one of the key elements of wedding entertainment, from the music played during your ceremony to that all-important first dance. Set the scene with careful consideration.

A DJ will really get your evening party started or alternatively, you might decide to have a live band.

Music can suit every theme and style of your day. We love The Wild Tonics trio with their vintage Hollywood style.

Make sure your guests enjoy the music by asking them for any requests on your RSVPs.

That’s Entertainment!

Hiring professional entertainers is a sure fire way of engaging your gests and adding a new element to the proceedings. Choose entertainment to suit the style and size of your wedding, from close up magicians to circus performers.

A close-up magician is a fabulous choice, delighting your guests during welcome drinks or after the wedding breakfast.

For a boho style wedding, how about a face painter or glitter artist?

Consider hiring a caricature artist for the afternoon – great fun and a lovely keepsake for your guests.

All in the Detail

Often it’s the smallest details that make all the difference. When planning your wedding, imagine you’re a guest and think about those little extras that could make the day even more special.

If you’re expecting hot weather, provide fans and perhaps parasols to keep guests cool.

Delight with your food choices and those additional treats, from ice cream trailers to gin bars.

Keep your guests on that dancefloor by providing flip flops for the ladies so they can take off their heels.

As the sun goes down, offer delicious wood-fired pizza from the Mythe Barn outdoor kitchen. Encourage your guests to mingle in the courtyard by providing pretty lighting and shawls.

If you’d like to discuss your reception ideas, our friendly Events Team would love to hear from you. Simply give us a call on 01827 217009 or pay us a visit – we’d love to show you around.

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