Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 24, 2013
Wedding season is here and party planners and brides are neck-deep in preparations for creating an unforgettable event. While the ceremony itself is always special, receptions remain a challenge. Keeping wedding guests entertained and involved can be difficult. KPTV in partnership with The Knot released 10 tips on throwing an exciting reception, and Do the Bride a Favor is drawing inspiration from those tips to offer its own advice.
1. Get Interactive
Whether it’s by playing fun songs throughout the night, or offering activity tables at the reception, keep the guests involved. Photo booths, frame signing areas, a caricature artist, and other stations that encourage interaction are all wonderful ways to keep guests interested and having fun during the reception.
2. Have Activities for Kids
Kids can be the main reason for guests’ early departure. Keep children entertained by hiring a babysitter to show movies, or have a children’s area with books, crayons, games, and kid’s confections.
3. Offer Fun Favors
Favors are a staple at wedding receptions. Custom wedding favors that communicate gratitude and love are always appreciated, but don’t forget about what can be done with the favors. A two in one that combines interaction and a personal message is to put disposable cameras on the table. Encourage your guests to capture candid photos during the reception. This allows the happy couple to see their wedding through the eyes of their guests. In a high tech offering, instead of giving your guests a trinket to take home, offer them a website address which will house a wedding/reception montage much like the one seen on The Huff Post’s site for Scrubs actor Donald Faison’s wedding.
4. Limit Toasts
While everyone loves the first few toasts of the night, be sure to limit the amount of toasts given. Giving a time suggestion to those delivering toasts is a polite way to monitor the time dedicated to speeches. Offering guests an area to write or record their own toasts and well-wishes is another way to keep toasting time to a minimum.
Receptions can be difficult to pull off especially for smaller events. Keeping guests entertained and active is guaranteed to make the reception a memorable event.
Do the Bride a Favor offers advice on throwing a fun reception, including offering activity stations, a children’s area, and memorable parting gifts.
About Do the Bride a Favor:
Do the Bride a Favor is a website driven to giving brides and party planners inspiration and fresh ideas that include incorporating candy and original gifts into events.