Personalizing Your Reception Venue

As you’re looking at the various venues available in your area for your wedding reception, you’ll probably realize immediately that every single one of them has something that you’d change. Let’s face it, there’s no perfect venue available in a turnkey package, so you need to consider what the venue will look like after you’ve personalized it with your own touches. For many couples, it can be hard to conceptualize what the finished products can look like with a few additions, so having a list of ideas in hand while you do your rounds can be very helpful. Here are a few ways to personalize your reception venue so it is every bit of what you have your heart set on.


One of the most dramatic changes you can make to a wedding venue with very little effort is to tweak the lighting. A venue can look completely different with just some new lighting and a few other changes, so make sure you consider this before making your choice. If you think a venue could benefit from some lighting changes, consider hiring a professional lighting company to come in and make it perfect.

Drapes or Curtains

Drapes and curtains are not just for windows, they can be used to cover up a wide variety of unsightly things throughout your wedding reception venue. You can use them to partition indoor spaces or physically hide unwanted appliances or fixtures, and all the while you will be making your reception hall look more elegant and appealing to your guests. If you want to really personalize this concept, you can have your wedding date or names embroidered into your curtains or drapes.


Rather than hiring a disc jockey to come in and play the top hits of today, consider putting together your own music playlists from songs that you love. This can be a great way to add a personal touch to the reception, and you can make sure that you’re listening to good music throughout the event. Best of all, you can save yourself a lot of money by foregoing the disc jockey, so it is wins across the board.

Sparklers for Weddings

Cheap, abundant, and easy to find, sparklers are all the rage at modern weddings. There are even stores that sell wedding sparklers that are specially designed and crafted for that particular job, so you can have a really great experience while being safe. You can even use wedding sparklers indoors, if your wedding venue approves it, so you can get amazing indoor photos with all of your sparklers blazing.

Couple’s Crest

This one was once reserved for the very rich or famous, but now anyone can obtain their very own couple’s crest. We’ve all seen the family crests that used to be on shields and official letters from long ago, and many couples are doing the same thing at their wedding. There is nothing more personal than creating a new family crest and printing it on all sorts of items throughout your reception hall including napkins, glasses, and even on your wedding favors. It’s not the cheapest way to personalize your reception venue, but it is certainly one of the classiest ways.

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