Impress Your Guests: How to Make Your Wedding Reception Extra Special

Planning a wedding can be one of the most daunting things you might ever do! This is because a lot is riding on the day, and you want to make sure everybody has an excellent time. As well as this, you should aim to ensure that you and your partner have one of the best days of your life. This is why you should do a lot of research before the big day to make sure it turns out perfectly and the way you envisioned. Many of us even plan our weddings years in advance.

Your wedding reception will be a day and night to remember, so it’s useful to choose things that will impress your guests and leave a lasting memory. Lucky for you, we have compiled a list of useful things you can choose to impress your guests by making your reception extra special. Keep reading to find out more.

Impress Your Guests: How to Make Your Wedding Reception Extra Special

Plan thoroughly

The most important thing to do before your big day is to make sure you thoroughly plan everything down to the last minor detail. You can do this yourself by consulting a useful wedding planning guide like the one found at Or, if the thought of planning your wedding on your own scares you, why not hire a wedding planner? Wedding planners or event planners in general are experts in party planning and ensuring everything goes to plan.

With that being said, it is still possible for you to take on the expert role and try your best to make your big day great! Thoroughly planning your wedding reception will impress your guests, even before you treat them with products and favours.


Wedding favours

We have all heard of party favours – complimentary items that each guest receives as a thanks for attending. Implementing favours at your wedding reception is a fantastic way to take impressing your guests that one step further. The good thing is that wedding favours can consist of absolutely anything you want; you can relate them to your wedding theme, or tailor the favour to each person.

Many people usually put in a lot of work when it comes to wedding favours – here are some of our favourites: personalised notes, glasses and cups, coasters, sweets and chocolate, drink vouchers and temporary tattoos. If you do a quick search online, there are thousands of ideas. This will be sure to impress your guests and send them away with a lovely memory of your big day.

Hire a live artist

Many couples have made it their aim to choose truly out of the ordinary experiences for their wedding receptions to impress their guests. Hiring a live painter is one of these amazing experiences that is worth every penny. When it comes to what live painters do, the clue is in the name! They work wonders by capturing different points throughout the day in their artwork. Some people choose to have an artist paint one print at their reception only, while others hire a live painter to follow them throughout the day to capture different events. These can include, the bride getting ready, the vows, the first dance and so on.

Live artists have been capturing the spirit and emotion of events for many decades, and it is becoming more and more popular for weddings as the years go on. This service definitely is extra special and will be sure to make your guest’s jaws drop! When choosing your painter, make sure you’re happy with their style and comfortable with them following you around on your big day.

Personally-designed cocktails

When planning a wedding, it’s not uncommon for couples to spend days wine, food and cake tasting to ensure their guests are treated with the best on the day. Not only this, but many couples want to make sure they love what’s served too. Another service you can choose to make your wedding stand out amid the rest is that of personally-designed cocktails. This idea isn’t new, but not many people jump to it. However, we recommend that it is an excellent option if you would like to add something extra special to your wedding reception.

Personalised cocktails usually consist of the bride and groom’s chosen ingredients and named after the couple themselves, or something special. This may be something that the couple tying the knot hold dear to them. Signature drinks will go down a treat with your guests and will certainly get them talking!

Photo Booth

Another option you have when attempting to impress your guests is that of hiring a photo booth. Like having a live artist at your wedding, a photo booth will capture the emotion of the big day and provide a sentiment for your guests to take home. We all love to have fun and choosing a photo booth will fill your event with happiness and enjoyment. You should do all you can ensure your guests have a thrilling night – and a photo booth serves as a fantastic opportunity to do so.

Some photo booths have been optimised to work digitally; for example, the guests can have their pictures emailed straight to them or sent to their smartphones. As well as this, you can stick to the usual traditional way of printing the photos after the photo session.

Free taxi service

For your guests, we can guarantee that one of the most worrisome things regarding a wedding invitation is how they will get home afterwards. Depending on where your venue is, you can impress your guests by hiring a taxi service to take each of your guests back home. With this, your guests can enjoy their evening just as much as you as they don’t need to worry about pre-booking a taxi or transport home. No one should have to leave early or not attend because they can’t afford to travel to and from!

How will you make your wedding reception extra special?

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