Wedding Reception

A wedding reception is undoubtedly one of the biggest parts of your wedding day. Between choosing the wedding reception venue, decorating the ballroom, and making sure all your guests are entertained and having a great time, putting together this huge celebration is more than meets the eye. Your wedding reception is meant to be exciting, and we’re here to help make the planning process a breeze. Continue reading to learn about the best ideas to make a perfect wedding reception. You can rest assured knowing you’ll be able to make the wedding reception of your dreams a reality.

Ideas for Your Wedding Reception

Your wedding is your big day, and you’ve certainly gone through a great deal of planning to ensure the wedding ceremony goes smoothly, but it’s also important to make plans for a smashing wedding reception. This is where newlyweds traditionally take to the dance floor, the newly married couple makes their toast, and the guests make their wedding speeches. Whether you need wedding reception invitations, simple wedding decorations ideas for your reception, or help with wedding reception table ideas, we have you covered at Shutterfly. We’ll help you make unique wedding reception decor and wedding favors for an event everyone will remember.

Bride and groom dancing with guests featuring woman in blue dress and bright hanging lights

Wedding Reception Invitations

The first step toward having your dream wedding reception is to make sure all of the guests are invited, and you can cover this with style when you design some of our unique wedding reception invites. You can customize all of our invitations to invite guests to the whole wedding ceremony, or you can choose to make wedding invitations for the reception only. We have rustic designs that can fit a smaller wedding reception or backyard wedding as well as destination-themed designs for a dream destination wedding reception. Pair these with our stylish and formal wedding RSVP cards, so guests can save the date, and you can prepare your wedding reception venue guestbook.

Wedding Reception Yard Signs

Whether you’re having a grand, formal ballroom wedding reception or an informal and smaller wedding reception, guests will need a way to know they’ve arrived at the right wedding reception venue. Design one of our customizable wedding reception yard signs to draw your guests in the right direction and celebrate your union at your newly married couple’s wedding reception. Our personalized wedding party reception signs are ideal for one wedding rehearsal dinner photo or any other happy couple photo you want to use, and we have beautiful rustic floral and wood designs. Customize your reception venue sign with your wedding day date and a brief personal message.

Wedding Reception Decorations

Every wedding reception needs some great wedding reception decoration ideas, and we recommend starting with our stylish wedding bunting banners. This simple wedding reception decor is perfect for a brief congratulatory message and some of your favorite wedding rehearsal photos. Each celebration bunting banner includes 16 personalizable swallowtail flags and a 12″ cord for convenient assembly and hanging. Customize each flag with text, or drag and drop photos from your Shutterfly account onto each one. We also have vinyl banners if you need wedding reception decoration on the walls, and they’re available in gorgeous bouquet, marble, and other designs to match any venue.

A memorable wedding reception needs impressive table settings, and we have that covered for you. Amp up your wedding reception decorations, and start by directing wedding reception guests to the correct tables with our unique wedding reception place cards. We have seasonal wedding place cards, fancy place cards with gold borders, themed cards for a destination wedding reception, and plenty more. Personalize each of these 2×3 place cards with the right table numbers, and choose design colors and patterns to match your venue. We have unique wedding napkins as well that make delightful wedding reception table decor in sets of 50 that you can personalize with a couples signature and even foil-stamped colors.

Impress Your Guests With Thoughtful Wedding Reception Favors

Your wedding reception is an ideal time to give out any personalized wedding favors to show your guests how much you appreciate their attendance at your wedding ceremony. In fact, you can go ahead and prepare gift baskets full of these fun wedding reception favors that they’ll find along with their wedding place cards when they arrive. Here are just a few of our fun wedding reception favor ideas.

Your unique wedding reception is where you’re likely to make a toast before having your first dance, and your wedding reception guests are sure to join in. They’ll love making their own toasts in the future when you set their table up with personalized flasks, wine totes, and even ceramic coaster sets. Make unique flasks with personalized engravings for your bride squad or groom team (or two of each), and include personal photos and funny messages on a coaster set they can display on the counter or in a home bar for their own fun festivities. Include a custom bottle opener with your wedding date at each table while you’re at it, so they can put their favors to use right away.

For guests who want to add some personal entertainment to the wedding reception, try including a deck of our personalizable playing cards in their wedding reception gift basket. For the other married couples, upload your own cool couples monogram designs, or choose some funny pictures from the wedding planning if they helped out. Otherwise, wedding-themed cards featuring bow ties, shot glasses, and bridal veils will make nice touches. Card designs support one to nine photos, so you’ll have plenty of space.

Try Out Some Wedding Reception Favors for the Kitchen

Do you have guests at your wedding reception who will want to recreate the recipe as soon as they take their first bite of your delicious wedding cake? For baking or kitchen enthusiasts, some of our custom wood utensils can be perfect wedding favors. We have heart designs that can fit any guests, and for the married couples present, try out our Mr. & Mrs. script utensils, which can be personalized to fit a Mr. & Mr. or Mrs. & Mrs. marriage.

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