You got through the I Do’s perfectly. Aunt Sally was crying tears of happiness, the Best Man didn’t drop the rings, it went off without a hitch (mini fist bump, yes!) Now the best part. The Party! Now we know you want to throw the biggest baddest party EVER, but you also aren’t wanting to blow the budget. We’ve put together a few ways to make your wedding reception ideas a unique experience for you and your guests without spending a tonne of cash. 6 Unique Beautiful DIY Wedding Reception Ideas on a Budget.
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Planning a wedding in itself is really difficult. Coming with unique wedding reception ideas that fit within your wedding budget is something else. That is why we decided to feature this post full of unique and awesome budget-friendly DIY wedding reception ideas you can use to save money.
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RSVP a Wedding Song – Before the day has even come around, get your guests involved in the celebrations by asking them to request a wedding song for the night’s playlist on their RSVP invitations.
It will make your guests feel like they have been able to contribute to the night and get excited when they hear their song gets played on the night. Like other DIY Wedding reception ideas like this, works well if you are using your own iPod or music system.
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Hashtag! – Have a board at the entrance to your reception with a hashtag for guests to use on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. It’s a great way to connect everyone and find all the pictures taken the next day. Think about creating a Snapchat filter too.
There are a number of apps that allow you to create personal filters for Snapchat and guests will love being able to use it on the night. You just have to be creative when coming up with DIY wedding reception ideas.
Photo opportunities – Have places set up around the venue for people to take pictures. Photo booths are a great idea but hiring them can be a bit pricey so stick to easier options. Making them at home will cost you nothing but time. Like hanging a large polaroid frame with your name and the wedding date from a tree outside, made from just a stiff piece of card and a sharpie!
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Kids Area – Kiddies are just balls of energy and unless you channel their energy into something fun that they can do, they will get bored easily. Coming up with unique wedding receptions ideas for kids can be difficult. But we have a few in mind.
Provide an outdoor games section set out just for them and a buffet with more kid-friendly snacks. They will love being able to have a dance on the dance floor with the adults but also to go and have fun by themselves with the activities set out, and all the parents will love you for it.
You can find plenty of kid games on Amazon to go with your DIY Wedding Reception Ideas.
Mr & Mrs. Wedding Edition – Now this is a great way to have a bit of fun and keep everyone entertained. It will fit right in with your DIY Wedding Reception Ideas that rock. Have chairs placed back to back for the Bride and Groom to sit in and use your shoes to give the answers?
Get your guests even more involved by asking them to put their own questions into the mix as well. This is sure to have everyone crying with laughter by the end of the game if not by the first question!
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Sparklers! – Celebrate the end of the night with sparklers for everyone. This is one of the most popular wedding receptions ideas out there. Have personalized match boxes made for lighting them and they can be something for your guests to take home as a memento.
They also make for great photo opportunities as well, for both the guests taking pictures and for more professional photos too, and who doesn’t love sparklers!
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