After stressing over the wedding gown, wedding venue, and wedding favours, it’s time to set all the details straight – starting with the wedding reception.
Today, millennials are looking for more unique ways to walk down the aisle – and despite the recent pandemic, it seems that couples are not letting this stop them from planning their happily ever after.
For one couple in Singapore, this meant getting married under a virtual castle where friends and family are invited to share their well-wishes online.
As couples look to downscale their wedding celebrations amid the COVID-19 outbreak, there is no reason to let it affect your creativity in planning a wonderful wedding reception.
Whether you are planning a traditional wedding banquet, hosting a simple dinner party, or having fun and intimate outdoor reception – here are 7 amazing wedding reception ideas that are sure to make a lasting impression on both you and your guests!
Have Your Own Performance
If there is anything that screams class and elegance, it is engaging a string quartet to perform your march-in songs as you walk down the aisle with your forever partner.
If you have a talented friend or family member who can play a musical instrument – rope them in to perform a medley of romantic tunes that symbolizes the journey of you and your forever partner.
Alternatively, you can get some of your guests to prepare a short skit and share their favourite memories of the couple!
Watch how Caleb and Rachel had their friends and family transform their intimate wedding reception by each having their time on stage! It’s all smiling in their wedding video below:
Embrace Your Culture with a Traditional Ceremony
Traditional ceremonies still play a huge part in Singapore’s wedding culture and are all about embracing our roots, paying respect to our elders, and participating in meaningful customs.
If you really want to wow your guests – consider engaging a lion dance troupe to shake up your ceremony!
Wenyang Sports Association (Singapore) is a highly-experienced lion dance troupe in Singapore with over 21 championship titles to their name.
Their unique “Shuang Xi” lions are custom manufactured just for wedding events, and is all you need for double the happiness and double the excitement!
It’s no wonder that they have so many repeat customers engaging them to spice up their event!
Otherwise, try something completely different: the gripping and mysterious Sichuan Chinese Opera practice of “Bian Lian” (变脸) features a performer swiftly changing between different coloured masks with a quick sleight of hand and a swing of his cape.
If you want to treat your wedding guests to something that is truly one-of-a-kind, this one is a definite showstopper.
Plan a Surprise Item on Stage
The best surprises are those that are unexpected – prepare a short item on stage by roping in friends and family to showcase their talents or consider engaging a professional magician to bring magic and suspense to your ceremony.
For a performance that guests won’t be able to take their eyes off – Stefan Ebinger is your guy.
Having worked with companies such as Toyota and Mastercard, Stefan offers 3 exciting packages such as the roving close-up magic perfect for cocktail hours or dinnertime, a close-up and personal small stage show, or a full-blown stage performance for more than 100 people!
The reviews are just as magical – previous clients can attest to his entertaining, amusing, and interactive show that added a special touch to their event.
Prepare a Pre-Recorded Thank You Speech
Instead of doing a formal speech, one of the many amazing wedding reception ideas is to consider pre-recording it in the form of a documentary-style video like the one below:
Not only can it take away some of the pressure that comes with presenting a speech on your big day – but it also gives you plenty of time to plan and prepare, making sure you encapsulate your most heartfelt feelings into an entertaining video.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to your video, and our team at TNC Weddings can help to throw around ideas and create a pre-wedding video to surprise your guests and thank them for joining you on your love journey!
Get Shane Filan as Your Guest Performer
If your budget allows, inviting a guest celebrity to grace your wedding stage is sure to get everyone excited and taking pictures.
At Ting Xi and May’s wedding, they managed to get Shane Filan, former band member of Westlife, to sing the iconic “Beautiful in White” at their ceremony – which undoubtedly brought both smiles and tears in the audience.
Even if you aren’t able to get a hold of a big name celebrity, there are plenty of local talents who can bring their unique flair to your reception!
Create Your Own DIY Mojito Bar
Set up a well-stocked, DIY mojito bar to have guests customize their own tipple and keep their spirits up all night – literally.
Encourage your guests to get creative by providing them with all the ingredients they need or simply engage The Shake Affinity – a mobile beverage events service company in Singapore that offers a one-stop solution for all your alcoholic needs!
Choose from bar shots, prosecco pops, beer, wine, and jello shots, or indulge your guests with the bubble tea live stations that even the kids can enjoy!
Harper’s Bazaar has also featured them as the entertaining and interactive activity for your next party, so what’s not to love?
Get a GIF Photobooth!
On a big day where everyone is looking their best – they will probably want to take plenty of photos to remember the night, and incorporating a photo booth as part of your reception is a sure-fire way to get everyone smiling for the camera.
But we aren’t referring to the typical static photobooths – the GIF photo booths from Ubersnap is where it’s at – with the invention of the Aura photo booth that is specially designed to fit even the smallest event spaces without compromising on the fun factor!
Made for a digital world, you can send the photos to yourself via email or SMS, or choose to print them out in pretty holographic prints that customers can’t seem to stop raving about.
Just don’t forget to come up with a hashtag for your wedding so that everyone can tag you on social
Capture Every Moment with TNC Weddings
We hope that these 7 amazing wedding reception ideas will help to make your wedding a memorable event for you and your guests.
At TNC Weddings, we believe that every moment during your once-in-a-lifetime wedding is worth capturing in a unique and creative way.
Our team of wedding videographers is made up of experienced and imaginative minds that come together to help you express your love story – using a combination of the best digital technology developments and proven film-making practices so that you can enjoy a more seamless experience from start to finish.
From the very beginning, our consultants will work with you to better understand your vision, and work with you throughout the entire process.
From proposal videography, pre-wedding videography, and actual day wedding videography – we have the team, tools, and partners needed to make your big day a reality!
Our videos are highly-personalized to each couple, so contact us today to share your ideas with us and we will do what it takes to make it happen!