Your wedding reception is about more than celebrating your new marriage. It's an event designed to thank your guests for being part of your big day. You want to plan an event that is fun, memorable, and makes your guests feel appreciated, and to do that you need to think outside of the box.

If you want people to remember your wedding reception for years to come, consider including some of these fun ideas:

Photo Booths

Instead of placing disposable cameras on the tables at your wedding reception, or encouraging guests to take picture with their cell phones, rent a full-size photo booth. To encourage guests to have fun with their pictures, place interesting photo props outside of the booth for your guests to use. A few things to consider include:

  • Tiaras
  • Bow ties
  • Masks
  • Wedding-related items, such as flower bouquets

Make sure your photo booth is set up so that two copies of each photo prints -- one for you and one for your guests to keep. Not only will your guests have a great time posing for the camera, by having each guest take at least one turn in the booth, you'll have photos of every person at your reception.

Ice Bar

Take your open bar to the next level by using ice sculptures and ice luges to transform a traditional bar into an ice bar. Ice sculptures alone are sure to attract some attention, but the ice luges are sure to be remembered. Ice luges area sculptures or boxes of ice with narrow channels carved through them. The bartenders will pour the liquor they are serving through the channel, into your guests' glasses. Not only does this entertain the guests, but it ensures every drink they have will be ice cold.

If you want to know more, try contacting a company like Jacked Ice with your questions.


Guests are more likely to remember receptions planned around a specific theme than they are a traditional wedding reception. So, choose a fun theme and run with it. Make sure you choose a theme that represents both you and your finance.

For example, if you are both huge baseball fans, consider a baseball-themed reception, but go beyond decorating the reception hall in team colors. Instead, rent out a portion of your favorite team's stadium for the event. Not only do most stadiums have rooms designed for special events, some allow people to get married on the field.

Other theme ideas include:

  • Black and white
  • Favorite books
  • Favorite movies
  • Favorite colors

Planning a memorable wedding reception isn't difficult, but it does take time because you have to pay attention to the small details. By choosing a theme and including unique attributes, such as a photo booth and ice luge, it's easy to plan a fun wedding reception that your guests will remember for years to come.