The Ultimate Wedding Reception


Wedding Reception

Creating the ultimate celebration on your wedding day involves a few important elements, such as a dreamy wedding venue, furnishings and décor. We are sharing a few tips for creating the dream wedding reception.


The Wedding Venue


The wedding venue is the first and most important element to plan. This isn’t just a space. The venue is a canvas for the wedding reception you have always dreamed about. It should be perfectly staged with your chosen colors, flowers, theme and designs. Creating the experience requires the right wedding venue. Keep your vision for your wedding day in mind as you search for the atmosphere, scenery and layout you want. The wedding venue must bring the dream to life on the day that matters most.

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Things to Consider About the Wedding Venue

  • Distance between the ceremony and reception site

  • Indoors or Outdoors

  • Scenery and surrounding nature

  • Evening or Daylight

  • Interior lighting and fixtures

  • Furnishings

  • Décor

  • Flowers

  • Services

Wedding Reception Details


The little details make big impressions. Chinaware and linens are a significant part of the wedding reception designs. Charger plates, chinaware, linens, flowers and centerpieces should compliment each other. Even the paper details should be coordinated to match theme and color palette. Your wedding venue should include all of the furnishings, chinaware, décor, floral arrangements and centerpieces.


From Ceremony to Wedding Reception


Hosting the ceremony and wedding reception at one venue saves money and time. This saves more in the budget for a more extravagant event. An onsite bridal and groom's suite are almost essential. You will require a space to prepare before you walk down the aisle. The cocktail hour is part of almost every modern wedding, and requires an elegant space to create the experience. The main purpose is to entertain guests while the bride and groom escape for a toast and important wedding photography moments. Your wedding venue should have photography locations and vendor connections. Planning your catering, photography and other vendors through you venue can create more savings.

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Setting the Wedding Reception Tables


Set your wedding reception tables with centerpieces. Think about the shape and size of your tables for a dramatic look that fits the space. A long table could be perfectly designed with linear centerpieces, such as rectangular baskets of wheat grass and gerbera daisies. Round wedding reception tables are best suited for clusters and a large centerpiece as a focal point. You might consider alternating the height of centerpieces on different tables to break up the space and add dimension to the room. If you dream of the rustic look, bring the outdoors in with garland runners and oversized floral arrangements. Oversized candelabras and lanterns design elegant spaces. Create a romantic vibe with vases filled with your favorite wedding flowers. Make sure the widest part of the arrangements are over the tallest person’s head or beneath the shortest person’s head.


Wedding Reception Essentials

  • Furnishings (tables and chairs)

  • Chinaware

  • Banquet staff

  • Linens and table décor

  • Flowers

  • Table numbers

  • Seating cards

  • Favors

  • Bar and bar service

  • Wedding designer

  • Day of wedding coordinator

Wedding Reception Timeline


Your wedding reception should follow a timeline of special moments. Once you seal the deal with a kiss, it will be time to slip away for a private toast and photoshoot. While you are taking a moment to celebrate privately, your guests will be indulging in drinks, appetizers and entertainment. Guests will be invited to the wedding reception space to witness the grand entrance, first dance and cake cutting ceremony. All the little details, including the bouquet toss and wedding photography moments will need a place on a thoughtfully planned timeline.

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Crystal Ballroom on Lake Melva


Bring imagination to Crystal Ballroom on Lake Melva, and plan every detail of your perfect moments with the finest wedding designers and planners. All of the furnishings, décor and services are included in the fairy tale. We deliver luxury and excellence to your unforgettable event. Plan your wedding in a luxurious ballroom from fantasy, and make it all come true with Crystal Ballroom. Contact an event advisor to schedule your complimentary VIP tour and begin planning.

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