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Elements That Create the Perfect Wedding Reception

September 28, 2018 | Posted in Trends, Uncategorized, Weddings

Planning a wedding reception is a lot like planning a big party for your friends and family. You’re celebrating your new union with your spouse, so it should be all about having a good time. As you start the planning process what you’ll come to find is that it’s not just the food, drinks, and music that makes the perfect wedding reception, but a lot of other factors sprinkled in. Here is a list of elements you’ll need to bring it all together.

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The Right Venue

A wedding reception venue needs to encompass the right features in order to make it a great choice. Not only should it be aesthetically appealing, but it should have plenty of room for your guests, ample room for eating, a designated dance floor, good acoustics, a great location, plenty of lighting, special effects, as well as plenty of parking.

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Great Food and Beverage Options
A wedding reception without good food and drinks probably isn’t much of a celebration. You want to find a venue or caterer that can supply you with a variety of options. Here at Atlantis Ballroom and our other wedding reception facilities in NJ, we make sure we supply our couples with everything they need to make their reception enjoyable. We offer several packages which include your choice of foods and beverages. From seasonal cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres for cocktail hour to delectable cuisine and stations for the main course, we’ve got you covered.

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The decor will matter just as much at your wedding reception as it does for your ceremony. You should opt for a reception venue that offers plenty of solutions for decor. This includes several color choices in the table and chair linens, proper lighting, matching china and silverware, etc. Your wedding reception decor should be a continuation of what your guests saw at the ceremony. You should focus on each element from the type of centerpiece you’ll choose to the details on the favors to make your reception unique.

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What’s a party without entertainment? You should start looking for options well in advance. Music is a huge part of your wedding reception entertainment. You’ll want to hire a DJ or a wedding band to entertain you and your guests. Some couples also decide to hire entertainment for fun including dancers, mascots, magicians, and all kinds of performers or personalities. You’ll want to think about how to incorporate your entertainment choices with the usual flow of events including your first dance, parent dances, toasts or speeches, bouquet/garter tosses, cake cutting, and of course partying/dancing.

A great wedding reception starts with the right venue and team of experts working to make your day magical. Once you’ve found that, incorporate elements like tasty food and drinks, beautiful decor, and tons of entertainment. If you can manage that, your wedding reception will be one for the books.

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