5 Sure-fire Tips for Planning the Best Possible Wedding Reception
There are various critical details to consider when planning the perfect wedding reception. Centrepieces, colour schemes, and seating charts, to name a few. Finding the right wedding venue, choosing the best catering, and narrowing down your guest list can take a lot of time and energy.
To make things easier, check out these five surefire tips any wedding planner can use for planning the best wedding day reception! You can hold an unforgettable and successful wedding reception with these helpful hints!
TIP 1: FIND THE PERFECT WEDDING VENUE FOR YOUR RECEPTION
Many experts will agree that the first step to a great wedding reception involves finding the best venue. Finding a fantastic wedding venue is a great way to ensure everything will go smoothly from the start. At White Diamond Conference Center, we have a beautiful wedding venue with a range of amenities to make your planning process more manageable.
TIP 2: VISIT YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION VENUE AS MUCH AS NEEDED
Visiting our banquet hall regularly helps you understand the spatial dimensions, location, and what to expect on your wedding day. When you tour our venue, you can better visualize how things will unfold. At White Diamond, we offer personalized venue tours and virtual tours so that you can get a feel for everything. Feel free to walk through our floor plan and schedule a visit to view our venue in person. Or, you can check out our photo gallery to look at pictures from past wedding receptions that we’ve hosted.
With our years of experience hosting wedding receptions and knowing what has worked in the past, you’ll avoid a range of problems in the future. Take notes of the areas in our venue that you want to highlight. For instance, we have a beautifully renovated bar area that makes a lovely focal point. Consider accenting your favourite areas to create visual appeal. You’ll also notice the dance floors, where your guests will spend their evening dancing with friends and family.
TIP 3: CHOOSE A VERSATILE COLOR SCHEME
At White Diamond, we do the decorating for you. So, you can stress less and focus more on having fun. We offer a range of gorgeous decorative colour schemes. We recommend choosing a versatile scheme that will go well with the theme of your wedding.
Have a look at our gallery of past wedding receptions – this is a great way to get an idea of what we can design for your wedding day. We offer colourful and neutral decorative themes that go with essentially any wedding colour scheme.
TIP 4: PUT PLENTY OF THOUGHT INTO GUEST SEATING
Wedding receptions are about so much more than just the look of everything aesthetically. After all, you want to create a memorable occasion that will be filled with fun and fond memories. For that reason, we recommend putting plenty of thought and energy into your seating plan.
Our venue will work with you to create the most comfortable seating arrangement for your wedding guests. We have plenty of space to accommodate your attendees and bridal party comfortably. In fact, we can cater to wedding reception parties ranging from 50 to 500 people.
Thoughtful seating charts are a great way to ensure that everyone mingles happily and gets along well. With our expert assistance, you will not have to worry about guests bumping into one another because they don’t have enough room to move around. Additionally, we can help you plan seating based on the people who will attend your wedding reception.
However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a seating chart to maintain social distancing is critically important to keep your guests and wedding party safe and healthy.
TIP 5: GO THE EXTRA MILE
The little touches you add to your wedding plans will be appreciated by your guests and family members. A great wedding reception begins and ends with ensuring that all attendees are satisfied and have a good time. The thoughtful extras you add will make your wedding reception a cut above the rest.
For instance, after arriving, we recommend that you allow your guests to grab one of our signature cocktails, get comfortable, and settle in. Then, consider greeting them individually as a new couple by going from table to table. This is far better than having a long receiving line. After all, who wants to stand in line for 30 minutes?
You may also want to consider offering versatile food options to your guests. At White Diamond, we provide a range of catering solutions for every type of wedding party. Our versatile catering options include open buffets, specialized menus, and more. Choose the catering plan that you feel your guests will appreciate the most. After all, you know you are the one who knows your guests the best. We can take it from there!
BONUS TIP: LET THE PROS AT WHITE DIAMOND HELP YOU CREATE A MEMORABLE AND FUN WEDDING RECEPTION
Hopefully, this expert wedding reception advice will help you plan the ideal event. As you prepare for your wedding day, we are here to assist you with all of your planning needs. Our banquet hall is easily the best venue for hosting large gatherings.
Whether you want to host trade shows, expos, or corporate events in Calgary, this spacious venue is a fantastic choice. White Diamond is also one of Calgary’s most highly-rated wedding reception venues. In fact, weddings are one of our top specialties! Let us help you plan the perfect event today.
Feel free to call (403) 951-4000 or contact us through our website to book an appointment!