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Swansea Wedding Reception Planning for a Unique Celebration

Swansea Wedding Reception Planning for a Unique Celebration

Unique Wedding Reception IdeasHow many wedding receptions have you gone to – and they are all almost exactly the same? Apart from the venue and the colors and the theme, the whole idea of staging a wedding reception at a local MA wedding and banquet facility can start to feel like you are just going through the motions and following a set pattern. For couples who want to break tradition and try something new, we have some great ideas for your wedding reception in Swansea, MA that you can try. Everyone wants a wedding reception at the local South Coast reception hall that will stand out and be memorable. The best way to accomplish this is to think outside the box and try something new!

Choose the Best Location
The first step at throwing a memorable wedding reception is to choose a MA wedding and banquet facility that will excite your guests. What could be more exciting than to host your wedding reception at the world-famous Venus de Milo? Our well-appointed facility has gorgeous ballrooms, plenty of space for your reception activities, and is also an award-winning restaurant. Treat your guests to an experience of a lifetime by hosting your wedding reception at this beautiful South Coast reception hall. Make sure to book your date as early as possible when you start your Swansea wedding reception planning, especially if you are getting married during peak wedding season.

Create Lasting Memories
What could be more wonderful than starting a life together while building memories of planning your special day? Start early on in the planning and take lots of pictures, grab souvenirs, keep copies of all invitations, ticket stubs, brochures and tour information that you collect. There are lots of ways to showcase these memories, such as a photo album of a shadow box, which you can get at just about any hobby store in the South Coast area. Shadow boxes are a great way to remember everything that you went through on your way to the altar.

Multiple boxes could be used for your engagement and engagement party, another for your bridal shower, one for the planning process – all those tastings and tours, another for your wedding ceremony and a separate one for your wedding reception. Keep little favors, ribbons, gift tags, bows, and anything else that you collect along the way. This would make a great showcase in your home to look back at and remember for many years to come.

Include Ice-Breakers
Whenever you bring two families together for a wedding, there is bound to be some awkward moments. Help everyone to get acquainted by providing badges for wedding party members and significant family members on both sides. For the mother of the bride and mother of the groom, consider pinned corsages that let people know who they are. Boutonnieres are a great idea for the fathers, as well. Name tags work great for the wedding party at the wedding reception in Swansea, MA – “team bride” or “team groom” tags could make it even more fun. These can be put on after the ceremony and after the staged bridal party photos have been taken.

Other ice-breakers can include a photo booth as part of your Swansea wedding reception planning, which is a great idea to keep everyone occupied while the professional bridal photos are being taken. Everyone can cut it up in front of the camera, take home customized photo strips as favors, and chat with all of the other guests while they wait to take their pictures. Interactive table games at the guest tables and fun tables for kids will also get people to warm up to one another and start mingling. Copies of family photos and childhood pictures of the bride and groom, can be hung on a line at the South Coast reception hall as part of the decorations to get people up, walking around, and looking at what has been displayed. Find new ways to get everyone involved in the wedding celebration to bring your families closer together.

Fun First Look Ideas
One of the most popular trends in wedding planning today is the “first look”, which is done before the ceremony to help cut down on pre-wedding jitters. There are a lot of ways to do this. Using two side-by-side doors, the bride and groom hold hands while standing back-to-back for a photo and then steal a quick look at each other for another great photo memory. A “balloon release” is another idea that can be used. The bride and groom each hold a bunch of balloons in their wedding colors and walk toward each other, releasing the balloons when told by the photographer for a colorful and exciting first look. You can incorporate these ideas into your wedding reception in Swansea, MA, by featuring similar balloons as decorations and by putting the raw shots of the first look up on monitors for guests to look at during the reception at the South Coast reception hall.

Celebrate at Venus de Milo
Come visit the world-famous Venus de Milo to take a tour of our gorgeous ballrooms as you embark upon your Swansea wedding reception planning adventure. Meet with our on-site event planning coordinators, take a tour of our MA wedding and banquet facility space, discuss ideas for unique decorations, and set the date for your special day. Give us a call at 508-678-3901 to schedule and appointment or to check on available dates for your wedding reception in Swansea, MA.

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