One of the most important parts of planning any event is the entrance; it’s your chance to make a statement about what’s to come and draw your guests in to the atmosphere (and fun) of your wedding reception!
Give them a beautiful scene.
The feeling of awe creates a powerful first impression. Watch your guests’ jaws hit the ground by choosing a beautiful venue, and use lighting and décor to leave their heads spinning. Look for wedding venues with distinct architectural details and lighting that accents those details and catches your guests’ eye.
If you want your guests to feel welcome, don’t leave them wondering what to do next. Use a sign to direct your guests where to go with a beautiful sign that welcomes and inspires. For a more subtle hint, set up a focal point for your guests: a creative arrangement of place cards that leads your guests to their table—and to your breath-taking reception.
Warm them up.
This is Wisconsin. It gets cold outside, which is why your guests’ll appreciate coming in to a warm and welcoming lobby. A roaring fire in the foyer, warm lighting, and the right décor makes your guests feel grateful to come in from the cold.
Draw them in.
Exterior touches can be just as meaningful as your foyer. Use outside decorations (make sure it’s okay with your wedding venue) to make your guests look forward to your wedding reception.
If you want to give your guests a taste of what’s to come, greet them with a delicious taste of what’s to come. Appetizers, interactive food stations, delectable comfort foods all create a scrumptious taste that leaves your guests hungry for more.
A striking archway, gorgeous floral décor, or over-the-top décor touches make your guests feel like they have arrived, and are ready to be impressed by what’s coming next (your wedding reception!).