4 Fresh Wedding Reception Ideas

Weddings don’t need to follow a script! There’s a million different ways that you can make a wedding your own. From personalized touches to moments that make your wedding feel uniquely yours, take the step to do something different. It can be overwhelming to decide where to begin with customizing your wedding, so we’ve put together a quick list of cute ideas we love. 

Get Cozy by the Fire

If people need a breath of fresh air after tearing it up on the dancefloor, setting up a fire outside creates a cozy nook for people to chat. As summer evenings can get chilly in Maine, mismatched, eclectic blankets make guests feel right at home. A S’mores station doubles as extra dessert and a fun campfire activity!

Change up your Centerpieces

Gone are the days where you have to have full bouquets as centerpieces. There are plenty of other centerpiece options that can supplement or replace florals. Antique glass bottles show off a vintage vibe and can be repurposed afterwards. Getting married in Maine provides plenty of options for creative centerpieces, like shells and unique rocks. 

Sparkler Sendoff

Your wedding is your day to shine – so why not literally shine under an arch of glowing sparklers? Lighting up sparklers is fun for guest of all ages and is an affordable way to make your day extra special. You can even try in the same colors as your reception or specialty heart-shaped sparklers. The timing of sparkler send-off can be tricky, so if you are working with a planner or coordinator, talk to them about organizing this. 

Game Time

One way to give guests who may need a little break from the dance floor an alternate activity is by providing games. If you have a nicely lit outdoor area, yard games like corn hole and croquette are often fan-favorites. Or try setting out card games like Uno out on cocktail tables to give guests a quiet activity before returning to the party. 

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