Post # 1
I’ve been looking at a lot of different things that would make our reception special or different froom the very traditiional type of things. My original idea was to do a candy buffet with all candies the color of green. However, I have come across other thoughts/ideas similar to it but not one you see as often, such as a S’mores buffet (I know – I LOVE it) and then a “make your own trail mix” buffet whichi I thought was creative!
So aside from food…what are YOU doing to make your reception different or your personality?
Post # 3
We are doing a cocktail style reception, with lots of food, passed, and stations, as well as dessert and candy buffets.
We will do brief speeches, then start the music and dancing so people can eat, drink and dance all night, we are also having a “photo stroll” with a few long tables lined end to end with framed pictures of my and my FH from infancy to engagement pics, and a photo booth … we are hoping to keep people full and busy all night.
Hopefully by not having the traditional timeline our reception will be unique and memorable
Post # 4
My brother did an ice cream bar at his wedding and everyone LOVED it..despite the 20 minute long lineup if you were at the back.. it was the hit of the party.
My reception “uniqueness” will be provided by the venue itself. My reception is at an aerospace museum in the hangar where there will be a bunch of old planes all around the seating area, as well as information on them, a second level with more stuff.. so there will definitely be things for everyone to do during the reception.
Post # 5
I think our wedding will be very unique because it is small and at a B&B and has a destination feel to it. We are also playing up the “green” thing because that’s who we are. All our vendors are local family-run small businesses, our food is all locally grown, we are having a lot of meatless & vegan options because our guests are health conscious, we are giving donations as favors. Nothing will be over the top or extravagant and I think that is what will make our wedding so different.
Post # 7
we’re doing a brunch reception with an omelet action station. and a breakfast potatoe bar in martini glasses (soo excited about this one lol)
Post # 8
We are doing a cocktail reception/stations that are reflective of our first date (Latin fusion, raw bar), having a live band that played at a significant date in our lives, having a “dance off” for the toss bouquet and garter rather than the traditional toss and having a send off with our home state and current state flags. We are also having pictures of all of our family and friends/wedding guests’ weddings and commitment ceremonies as decorations at the wedding.
Post # 9
Like @crebre, we’re doing brunch, with an omelette station & waffle station, & since it’s summer, we’re also doing an ice cream bar.
But what makes our wedding unique is that we’re eliminating dancing (not our thing), including ALL the kids (these little people are just too important to us to not include), & in lieu of dancing, we’re taking everyone into Disneyland! We figured, instead of visiting tables, we’ll visit our loved ones in line & ride with them! Our after party will start with the fireworks!
Post # 10
For our table numbers, we will use our framed pictures of us holding the numbers 🙂 It will be goofy pictures of us holding cardboard signs 🙂
Post # 11
We are planning a cocktail reception style wedding with heavy apps and stations. But even more unique we are not doing any assigned seating during the entire event. We want to have the ceremony and the reception take place in the same space with the same seating layout. Meaning no rows of rented chairs for the ceremony, then on to cocktail hour, then on to a seated dinner, etc.
We will also be eliminating, programs, bouqet toss, and garter toss 🙂 What we really are concentrating on is having our wedding be a family reunion with fun partying, dancing, and maybe a few other activities like Rock Band!