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2021 Wedding Trends

6 Reception Trends for 2022

After you’ve exchanged your vows and the first kiss has been sealed, it’s time to party! If you’re getting married in 2022, consider these wedding reception trends to help make your big day a celebration that everyone will remember. Whether it’s the decor or other surprises you have in store for your guests (like singing waiters), your wedding reception is one of the few opportunities in life when you have the perfect excuse to plan a party that is what you’ve always wanted.

Drinkable Table Seating Cards

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Whether or not you’re displaying a seating chart for your guests, you’ll also need to show them where on the table they are supposed to be sitting. Whilst name cards are perfectly fine, don’t stop yourself from getting creative with yours! Drinkable seating cards will be more popular than ever in 2021. Use this opportunity to treat everyone to your signature cocktail.


wedding mixology

In 2021, I expect mixology to be a huge wedding reception trend as more couples are looking for unique ways to personalise their celebration. Hire a mixologist if you want to create a one-of-a-kind experience for your wedding guests and wow them with tasty cocktails.

Experience Favours

Wedding crafting experiences

Experience Favours, such as custom craft jewellery, are a new way for you to get creative with gifts that people take home. It’s a fun alternative if you’ve been feeling underwhelmed by other wedding favour ideas. It’s guaranteed to get your guests mixing.

Food Board

Wedding Food Board

Tastefully arranged food buffet boards are popular with foodies. Use these during your drinks reception or as alternative centrepieces on each of your reception tables.

Bouncy Castle

Bouncy Castle

Probably one of the most unexpected wedding reception trends for 2021 is the ‘Bouncy Castle’. I’ve already seen a few couples incorporate this childhood throwback into their wedding day. It obviously works well if you’re inviting children to your wedding, but it’s also great fun for adults too!

Self Service Refreshments

Self Service Drinks Reception

Self-service refreshments are another trend you can expect to see at wedding receptions everywhere in 2022. Most guests will say that the bar is important to them, and this is an opportunity for you to make their experience a memorable one. Prosecco vans and sangria bars are just a few ways for guests to try their hand at achieving the perfect pour.

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