Give your wedding a ‘celebrity style’ wedding theme and roll out the red carpet. Here a red carpet covers the center aisle in the reception venue, looking very Hollywood (and so stunning) when paired with a black and white color scheme.
Reception Greeting: Another idea: Make your guests feel like they’re celebrities. Give them the ‘red carpet’ treatment by renting a red carpet to dress up the entrance to the wedding reception. Check local party rental shops for the red carpet.
Assign an attendant to greet guests as they arrive and act as a celebrity interviewer with a ‘mike’ to add to the overall celebrity feel. In keeping with the theme, equip him with questions to ask the guests, like “How do you know the couple”? or “Any funny insider stories you can share with us about the bride and groom”?
Of course, this would be the obvious place for a Videographer (and photographer) to be stationed with “cameras rolling”. Guests can then stop at the photo station to have their picture taken. Next they move on to sign the guest book and upon entering the venue a service butler passes them a glass of champagne while they listen to the music at the piano bar.
This is a great way for your guests to kick back while the wedding party are having their photo’s done. You just need to hire a pianist for an hour or two, not for the whole evening, simply to add to the ambiance as guests are arriving. A D.J. or live band will set the mood for the remainder of the evening.