Decorating Your LDS Wedding Reception

No bride wants to celebrate her new marriage standing under a basketball hoop in a cultural hall. When it comes to choosing a location for your wedding reception, you have lots of options. Even if you do choose to have your LDS wedding reception at the church, there are so many fabulous ideas to help bring the area from gym to wedding chic. Here are some helpful hints to help you plan the perfect LDS wedding reception.

You have options. And lots of them.

You don’t have to choose the cultural hall just because it’s free. Remember, you have lots of options when it comes to choosing a location. If you’re getting married in the summer, find a neighbor or friend with a gorgeous back yard. You could also contact your local city and ask about a wedding reception in a park. Call your local Chamber of Commerce and ask for reception halls, conference centers, and museums.

Set the mood with your reception decorations.

Your wedding reception decorations should reflect the mood of your entire wedding. If you are having a classic, traditional type of wedding, keep the decorations the same style. If you are going for a more modern look, go for more trendy decorations. Some reception decoration ideas might include:

  • White Christmas lights (any time of the year)
  • Plants, trees, and ivy
  • Flower pots
  • Fish bowls with colored stones

You get the idea…there are tons of fun and classy LDS wedding reception ideas.

Consider the Lilies…or in this case, the flowers.

  • Choose flowers that are in season. The seasonal flowers will cost less. Also, use a local florist or plants that are grown locally to cut down on costs.
  • Avoid roses and orchids. Roses and orchids are so gorgeous, but they are also very expensive. Daisies are less expensive, but still very bright and cheery.
  • Use flowery potted plants as centerpieces, instead of floral arrangements.
  • Don’t rule out silk flowers. You can create some very lovely arrangements out of silk flowers. Plus, silk flowers never die!

No matter where you choose to celebrate the Big Day, remember that the reception is for you and your new husband. Enjoy the moment and above all else, celebrate!

A Beautiful Reception For A Beautiful Couple

Your wedding day is undoubtedly the biggest day of your life and it has to be perfect.  From the dress to the flowers, from the cake to the reception decorations, every detail must be perfect.  Whether your style is traditional or contemporary, your wedding reception decorations must fit your personality.

A Beautiful Reception

No matter your wedding colors, an essential part of your wedding and reception is that everything looks great.  Everything needs to flow, match and tell your story in a beautiful way.  Are you running short on ideas for your reception decorations?  Here are a few ideas.

Unique Decorations For Your Perfect Day

  • Flowers.  You already have them, so use them in ways different than you’ve seen before.  Float single flowers in water bowl swith marbles or irredescent stones.  Decorate your wedding cake with fresh flowers that match your bouquet.  These elements will tie your decorations together for a uniform look and feel.  If flowers are a bit too common for you, try this.
  • Fish.  Instead of floating flowers in water bowls, how about fish?  Beta fish are perfect for this because they come in a variety of colors and will be easy to match to your wedding colors.
  • Photos.  Frame small photos of you and your spouse and place them on the tables.  You can keep all the frames uniform or you can have a variety.  When the reception is over, they make great gifts for your kitchen helpers and servers.
  • Layered table linens.  Layer your table linens or use runners across the tables to accentuate them.  Table linens are simple to customize to match your colors and even add a little extra splash of color.
  • Lights.  To set a romantic mood, use string lights throughout the room so you do not have to use overhead lights.  This will provide a calm and romantic atmosphere.  String the lights on tables and even chairs to create a soft glow in the room.
  • Gazebo and bench.  For you and your spouse, get a gazebo or arch and a bench.  Decorate them with lights of a different color to distinguish both of you from the rest of the people and decor.  A bench is wonderful for those times when the line may stop or you just need a break.
  • Confetti.  Sprinkling confetti along the tables is a glitzy way to add just a bit more flare to your decor.  Silver, gold, black or white are perfect colors that match nearly anything.  Shapes such as wedding bells, a bride or wedding cakes are wonderful options as well if you are looking for a bit more detail.

Head-Turning Decor

Your decorations are sure to turn heads and leave people talking if you use these unique ideas.  Your wedding reception will be as perfect as your ceremony with the right decorations.