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!

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