So the ceremony is over, one big nervous part is out of the way, and now it's time for the drinks reception.
But how do you make the drinks reception fun? It's the first chance for your newly joined friends and families to mingle, but perhaps there should be something going on to ease that awkward conversation.
As a groom, you want your wedding to be memorable and relaxed for everyone. One way to do this is by making your drinks reception more exciting. Here are some tips to help you make it happen:
Choose a Unique Venue
Selecting a unique venue can make your drinks reception more exciting. Consider a location that has a stunning view, such as a rooftop bar or a beachfront restaurant. You can also choose a venue that has an interesting history or a quirky decor that will spark conversation among your guests.
Serve Signature Cocktails
Serving signature cocktails at your drinks reception is a great way to add a personal touch to your wedding. Create a menu that reflects your personalities and tastes. You can also have a mixologist on hand to create custom cocktails for your guests.
Entertainment can keep your guests engaged and entertained during your drinks reception. Consider hiring a live band/musician or DJ to play music that will get everyone dancing. You can also have a photo booth with props to capture fun memories of your wedding day. Or, for a truly magical experience to wow your guests, you can hire a magician like Colin here.
Note: This 👆 isn't Colin...😅
Offer Interactive Experiences
Interactive experiences can make your drinks reception more memorable. For example, you can have a DIY cocktail station where guests can create their own drinks. You can also have a game area with lawn games or board games that guests can play. Mini-Golf has recently become all the rage if you are a groom who can't keep off the course, even on the wedding day!
Or...axe throwing? Yes, it's a thing! And maybe the opportune time if you're going to do it before everyone's had too many of those personalised cocktails!
Don't Forget the Food
Food can make or break your drinks reception. Consider serving passed hors d'oeuvres or having a food station with small bites that guests can sample. You can also have a candy floss or popcorn cart from great suppliers like Jenny at JW Event Carts.
These are just a few things you could do during the drinks reception or that time between dinner and the party to make it a little bit more fun for your guests than just waiting around!