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Wedding Receptions that Wow!

Photographers Share Ideas from Real Weddings

7 Ways to Make Your Wedding Reception Stand Out

Your wedding reception is the party to celebrate your new beginning with your family and friends. And you, of course, want it to be a night to remember. Here are some things our wedding photographers have seen couples are doing to make sure their guests do!

Candy Buffet.

The candy bar is a guest favorite; with many venues adding this as an a la carte option. The candy bar is also a great way to add a splash of your wedding colors, if available as candies. A candy bar is creating by choosing 5-10 different types of candy and displaying them in glass containers on a sweet table or in smaller containers on guest tables.

Groom’s Cakes.

Many couples choose to highlight the groom’s hobbies or interests with a groom’s cake. The groom’s cake can feature his favorite team, alma mater or any other interest he has. This cake is often placed near the wedding cake and can be served as a dessert option, wrapped as guest favors, or kept for the one year anniversary.

Unique Centerpieces.

Centerpieces have moved beyond flowers and candles and now incorporate much more. Feathers, branches, fruit displays, hurricane lamps, candelabras and bird cages are all alternatives to flowers and very trendy. Mason jars and branches can be added to give your formal affair a more relaxed feel.

Unexpected Venues.

Art galleries, museums and theaters have become popular reception spots as couples look for ways to separate from the norm. While they do present more challenges in arranging rentals and catering, the unique venue can be well worth the effort.

Showstopper Cakes.

Everyone loves cake; especially showstopper wedding cakes. Whether for elegance, unusual features and delicious flavor, couples are making their wedding cakes memorable.


ShutterBooths are designed to blend in and compliment your wedding photographer while adding another level of entertainment for your guests. They give your guests an experience they’ll never forget; build excitement at your wedding with a ShutterBooth. Guests enjoy the spontaneity of posing for pictures and revealing their true personalities.

Up Lighting.

Nothing else can add the WOW factor to your reception room more than decorative Up-Lighting & Accent Lighting. Custom lighting designs specifically tailored to your wedding reception perfectly sets the mood from the moment guests enter the room. The lighting also helps your wedding photographer deliver photos that really pop.

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