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How do you come up with wedding reception decoration ideas that will get your guests involved while helping them to relax and have a great time?

It's easier than you might think. But first, you have to see things from a different angle. Don't worry. You'll be in good company. All great accomplishments in history have come from people that didn't think exactly like the crowd.

Now you don't have to make history here - nobody is saying that. But you can have a lot more fun with your reception decorations than you may have thought possible for a lot less than you thought possible.

If you can't wait to find out how to do that, skip ahead to our article on finding wedding reception decoration ideas by seeing things from a different angle. It's well worth the read because it really will show you how to do this and by the end of it, you'll start to have fun coming up with ideas on your own.

No matter what kind of theme you’re using, there are certain wedding reception decoration ideas that all weddings have in common. It doesn’t matter if the wedding is big or small, extravagant or budgeted, the same things make a big difference whether the wedding is in a garden or a castle.

Those things are the details. Just like an orchestra sounds better because there are lots of instruments that are barely heard individually, the details come together to make one big statement of their own.

These wedding reception decoration ideas focus on just that – the reception. For more on wedding ceremony decorations, see our wedding decoration ideas page. These ideas also focus on those details that add the most to your reception for the least investment of time or money.

In some cases, we’ll show you how to select wedding reception decoration ideas that pull double duty – for example acting as a wedding decoration and a wedding favor at the same time. In other instances, we’ll show you some do it yourself options that don’t require a whole lot of time, but make things look great.

Before we go on, just one more note about the details. There are lots of ways to add little accents or to show extra thoughtfulness that most people never take the time to do. But your guests will notice and appreciate it. And once you learn to see things from a different angle you’ll have fun coming up with your own wedding reception decoration ideas, because you’ll find that it’s a lot easier than you thought.

These wedding reception decoration ideas will show you how to:

  • See things from a different angle so you can come up with ideas you never realized you had in you.

  • Use the five senses to wow your guests, break the ice, and get them in a good mood.

  • Get the most out of your wedding decorations by using them in other ways, too.

  • Customize your wedding reception decorations for very little time or money.

As a quick example, in the personalized fortune cookies pictured above, you can put unique messages for specific guests in the cookies and have them at the specific guests' table. You can also put parts of messages in them labeled with a color. The guests have to find other people with matching colors on their personalized message to put the sentence together. This is a great way to get people from different families to break the ice a little bit.