Wedding Planning Tips: How to Create a Memorable Reception

A wide variety of Philadelphia-area vendors are ready to elevate your special day from typical to unforgettable.

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A wedding reception will probably be the biggest—and most expensive—party you and your significant other plan (until, of course, the time comes to throw your future daughter’s wedding). The event is as much for the happy couple as it is for their guests, so it’s crucial that everyone has a great time.

A square cupcake wedding tower from Cakes and Candies by Maryellen in West Chester.Picking the right location is a major factor in the overall success of the big day, along with fabulous entertainment and delicious food. And while there are a few constants everyone expects (first dances, best-man’s speech and cutting the cake, to name a few), today’s brides and grooms are looking for more—the sort of things that will make their reception as unforgettable for them as it is fun for their family members and other guests.

“There are so many creative ideas available that are inspiring couples to do something different,” says Lynda Barness of Philadelphia’s I Do Wedding Consulting. “They want to make their day truly theirs. All are memory points that make your wedding standout from the rest.”

Here are a few to get you started.

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