The wedding reception can say a lot about the happy couple, so it’s important to give it adequate planning. Sometimes it can feel like all wedding receptions are the same, so if you’re looking to shake things up and have a unique reception, this blog is for you.


We have some exciting ideas about how to plan a memorable wedding reception, so let’s dive in…

Your Wedding Reception

A wedding reception is your chance to show off who you are as a couple and incorporate individualized elements. Does your partner love to play the drums? Maybe he should hop up with the band and play a tune! Do you have a love of french fries? Why not incorporate them into the menu?


Making daring choices is one of the best ways to ensure that your reception will be unique and unlike any you’ve ever attended before.


The music of a wedding reception plays a large role in setting the tone. If you’re wanting an upbeat reception, consider speaking with the individual that’s going to be organizing your music about what options you like and which ones you don’t. Including a list of songs you would like not to be played is a great way to make sure that everyone’s on the same page and you enjoy the entire setlist.


Playing with lighting can be a unique way to add some fun elements into your wedding reception. Consider speaking with your wedding venue about lighting options and discussing any ideas you may have.

Fun Getaway

Have you thought about how you’ll be exiting your reception? If you’re not planning a grand exit, then you may be missing out. Renting a fancy car or motorcycle can be a great way to add some personality into your reception and do something that isn’t commonly done.


Some wedding venues may have unique exit options, so make sure that you ask any questions that arise and take advantage of the full scope of benefits your venue offers.


Have you thought about holding your reception at a unique time? Inviting your guests to a brunch reception can be a great way to break tradition and serve delicious dishes. Whether you like waffles or pancakes, this can be a great way to have an unforgettable wedding reception.


If you don’t enjoy brunch, there are still lots of ways to incorporate unique reception times.

Permanent Art

Are you a fan of tattoos? Booking a tattoo artist for your reception can be a great way to give your guests a memorable night. Memorialize your wedding day with tattoos and add an element of surprise to your reception.


If you’re going to be incorporating permanent tattoos into your wedding reception, consider speaking with the tattoo artist beforehand. You’ll want to provide clear guidelines and make sure that there’s enough time for everyone who wants a tattoo to get one. You’ll also want to be sure that the tattoo artist you select is hygienic and is going to be tattooing in a safe way.