For many people, their wedding day is one of the highlights of their lives. This is when one gets to celebrate getting to start a new chapter together with the one they love the most. This makes it an extra special occasion that anyone would want to be as perfect as possible.

Because of this, people are constantly trying to find ways to make their wedding, especially the reception, stand out from the rest. Most of the time, this involves making everything bigger and grander. However, planning such an event may quickly become a headache and take the joy out of what is supposedly one of the best days of a person’s life.

Thus, what is truly important in a wedding reception is that it is special and memorable for the newly-married couple and their loved ones. After all, the focus should be on the couple, and the love shared between them.

Here are some ways to make your wedding reception extra special and memorable, both for you and your guests:

Keep things intimate

When it comes to something as special as a wedding, the fewer guests you have, the better. Too many tables filled with strangers can make it harder not only for you to enjoy the day but for your guests to do so as well.

Keep your guest list limited only to those closest to you, who have seen your story develop and whom you would want to share this moment with. This will make your wedding day feel all the more personal and special to you.

Interactive food and drinks stations

Dessert bar

A good part of what makes a great party is the food. In order to have your guests be filled with fun, you can have some interactive food stations, such as a salad bar, sushi station, or a fresh assortment of desserts. This gives your guests options that make their meal customized for them as well, and is guaranteed to make them happy.

Of course, no party is complete without some alcoholic fun. Mobile bar service can give your guests some out-of-this-world drink mixes that are sure to put them in the mood to enjoy the night away.

Lounge and rest areas

As with every party, sometimes guests would want a few moments to take a break in the middle of the fun. You could place a sofa and some comfortable chairs just outside the party area for your guests who wish to slow down. This is also good for those who are not fond of loud music or dancing, and who would rather strike up a conversation over some drinks at an incredibly special event.

Special souvenirs

Cap off your special day with something you and your guests can take home to keep the event in your memory. Be it a photo, memento, or even personalized items, you will surely appreciate having something concrete to remind you of your wedding day. More than that, it is also a nice way to express gratitude to your guests for joining you on such a special occasion.

You don’t have to make your wedding reception over-the-top or extravagant for it to be special. All it has to be is meaningful and rooted in who you are as a couple. If it is special to you, then it is bound to be the same for your guests.