Creative Ideas for a Colorful Wedding Reception

Creative Wedding Reception Ideas

Venue, Venue, Venue!

Your wedding venue is a big deal! It sets the tone the tone for your wedding and should match your style. Mainstream venues such as popular clubs, conference centers, and hotels are very classy and traditional. A venue that hosts multiple events will be well equipped to handle your reception with professionalism.

However, if you want to go for something unique and non-traditional, there are several other options. You can have ceremonies almost anywhere! You may be a little more limited if your guest list is huge but that means you will just have to get more creative!

Creative Venue Ideas:

How about a wedding at the beach or at the Erie Art Museum? With Lake Erie right here, check in on the local cruise companies to see what event services they have to offer. You could try a bed and breakfast, a ski resort, or even your backyard. How about getting married in a hot air balloon or at an amusement park? There are also several romantic resorts that specialize in weddings around the world. Believe it or not, you can get married just about anywhere with a little creative thinking and planning. It’s YOUR day so make your venue reflect you and your new life.

A Dynamic Wedding DJ Can Breathe Life Into Your Wedding

A creative and professional wedding DJ is really going to make or break your day. Your DJ is the Master of Ceremonies for YOUR wedding, the central point of organization which will make your entire event either run smooth or come to a crashing halt with Chicago Party Bus. Take your time and do your research, look at customer reviews, read the contracts. Be sure that the person controlling your reception from start to finish is competent and can prove it! Take a look at 10 Things to Know When Hiring a Wedding DJ.

A good wedding DJ will not only be a professional at all times, but should be able to entertain people without them knowing they are being entertained! Your reception or event should run smooth start to finish with no awkward silences or “fubar’s.”

Creative DJ Ideas:

Discuss some creative ideas with your wedding DJ to make your reception more memorable. Have your DJ tell the story of how you met – from his and her perspectives – and have your guests laughing at the inconsistencies. Try a flash mob dance, choreographed wedding party dance, or a contest. Look up some wedding games. Or even have a song request line on your RSVP card. The possibilities are endless!

Everyone LOVES a Photo Booth

Ask ANYONE who has ever had a photobooth at their event or has been to an event with a photo booth – everyone LOVES photo booths!!! There is no better way to leave a lasting impression on your guests than with this hot new wedding trend! People get excited just knowing there will be a photobooth.

A photo booth rental will provide entertainment and lifelong memories for you and your guests to take home. Some people opt for photo booth photos as their wedding favors. We cannot even express how much people love photo booths so don’t miss this opportunity to add excitement and anticipation to your wedding or event. We guarantee YOUR reception will be the talk of the town with a photo booth rental! Learn more about Dynamic Sounds photo booth rentals.

Add Class and Style with Uplighting

When thinking of ways to “colorfy” your wedding, uplighting is essential! Uplighting is an art. Lighting should compliment your venue and not distract. Having a professional coordinate the uplighting can really make a difference and give your reception that “WOW” factor you are looking for.

Creative Lighting Ideas:

With LED all the rage, lighting is super accessible and affordable. Try browsing LED lighting on a discount site like home from to find things like:

  • String lights
  • Rope lights
  • Light curtains
  • Fairy lights
  • Lights for steps
  • Hanging star lights
  • Star projectors
  • Antique light bulbs
  • Lighted balloons
  • Path markers
  • Firefly jars
  • Even chandeliers!

Order way in advance since sometimes shipping can take several weeks and ALWAYS discuss your lighting with your event planner so uplighting can be coordinated around your own lighting plans.

Wedding Party Bus

Who wants a plain old limo when you can rent a party bus! The lights, music, excitement, and luxury will impress all of your friends and family. Not only does a party bus provide transportation, it will keep the wedding party and family happy and lively through the waiting carryovers as well as provide more room and easier loading and unloading. Don’t forget to always check on Chicago Party Bus rules first.

Creative Party Bus Ideas:

  • Create an outrageous or hilarious poster with your own “Party Rules
  • Make Champagne Jello Shots for the bus
  • Have LED light up balloons on the bus
  • Design custom VIP passes for the party bussers

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