Personalization is the trend in modern weddings. While some couples may feel that a sophisticated, traditional wedding reception is right for them, others may opt to decorate a little more casually.
Traditional reception decoration includes flowers, lit candles, white table cloths, and a 3-tier white cake. The formal dinner will have name cards and place cards for guests, instructing them where to sit. Traditional candles, flowers, and archways will adorn the traditional reception.
A less formal reception allows for some creativity. Helium balloons, unusual candles, and even ice sculptures can represent the true personality of the newly wed couple. A creative cake will also help lighten the mood. Nobody says the cake needs to be a 3-tier white cake. Do you like the ocean? Have your caterer design a cake that represents a pool of water with dolphins and starfish circling the rim. The choices are endless.