There are many elements in a reception like the wedding cake, décor, food and music that need to be taken care of. To make the whole event a grand affair each of these elements must be absolutely perfect.
Wedding Cake: The wedding cake is the most significant aspect of a wedding reception. It is an age-old tradition that continues to be an integral part of wedding receptions even today. Although the thought of a wedding cake is synonymous with the typical white, multi-layered round cake, there is a huge range of wedding cakes available today.
Although these days there are grooms cakes as well, the bridal cake enjoys greater fanfare. Thus, ladies can choose from numerous flavours, designs, shapes and even themes. There are many flavours like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, almond, coffee, carrot, fresh fruit, lemon, pineapple, black forest etc. to choose from. Many cakes are even decorated with exotic toppings like orchids to make them even more attractive.
Wedding Cuisine: The food is yet another very important aspect and depending upon the time of the reception, couples must select the dishes to be served.
For a brunch reception, it is recommended to serve bread, muffins, mimosas, sausages and fresh fruits along with rich coffee.
If the reception is at noon, the spread can include sandwiches, pasta, some green salad and maybe fresh fruits or even fruit juices. To make it unique, it is also a good idea to include deserts after a short gap following lunch.
For those who want to keep the event casual can even think of serving burgers for the reception. Small patties made of seared tuna with a topping of smoked salmon bacon can be an equally delightful menu.
For a dinner reception, an elaborate buffet with the choicest cocktails is the perfect combination. Pick some of the tastiest hors d’oeuvres to accompany the wine or cocktails. A barbeque is a good starter while a few Asian-inspired dishes can really add great flavour.
Wedding Music: Music is the soul of a wedding reception. Couples must make a through search for the best music bands or DJs and get them to play for the event. Bride and groom can compile a playlist of their favourite tracks that include romantic numbers and all time classics.
Wedding Décor: Having the perfect wedding décor sets up the event and adds to the beauty of the event. Couples can use traditional wedding decorations like candles and balloons or unconventional materials like ethnic items along with gorgeous cutlery, embroidered napkins and table cloth to enhance the look of the venue. Using various forms of lighting is also a great idea to adorn the reception hall.
These are just a few of the wedding reception ideas. It is not necessary to spend a great deal and just a little bit of research and imagination, there can be plenty of fabulous ideas to be used.