A wedding is easily one of the most important, memorable, and special days in a person’s entire life. It’s normal for couples to want to go that extra mile and make it as unique as possible and really show who they are as a couple. Perhaps you and your significant other are big movie buffs, and make it a habit to take in a movie on a regular basis. If that’s the case, why not turn your wedding reception into a red carpet event and feel just like those celebrities do at their movie premieres.
Transforming your wedding reception into a red carpet event actually isn’t as difficult as you may think. It’s just a matter of being creative and adding a few special touches. Let’s take a closer look.
Lay Out the Red Carpet for Arrivals
What’s a red carpet movie premiere without the red carpet? This is exactly why you’ll want to rent a red carpet for people to walk as they enter the venue. The venue itself may rent one, or you can look into local party rental places. As an added touch, you can have your photographer, or hire a separate one just for the arrivals, set up on the red carpet to snap a photo of each party of guests as they arrive. This is not only fun for the guests, but it will provide wonderful memories for your wedding photo album.
Provide a Photo Booth for Guests
You can also look into renting or you may want to buy a photo booth that can be used at the event. Today, there are a number of high-tech booths that add incredible backgrounds in so the photos turn out amazing.
Create a Dress Code
One thing that red carpet events often have in common is that there is a dress code. Perhaps the dress code is a certain color that everyone must wear, a certain style, or level of formal wear. Just be sure that whatever you pick it is communicated clearly on the wedding invitation, so it’s clear for guests to understand.
Get Creative with the Décor
The décor is where a lot of that red carpet movie premiere theme will come into play. This is where you can get really creative and go all out if you choose. You can start with the favors that you plan to give to the guests, which can be movie themed. Perhaps it is a box of popcorn, maybe it’s chocolates in a box that looks like movie reel; there are all kinds of possibilities.
Another fun tip is to label tables with movies you and your significant other love rather than giving it a number. Then you can decorate each table using ideas and themes from that particular movie. The room will end up being a true reflection of you and your partner and all the movies you love.
Old Hollywood traditionally uses the colors of red, black, and white, which can be your decor colors. These colors can also be carried through the colors that the bridal party wears.
Don’t Be Afraid to Be Unique
At the end of the day, creating a red carpet event as your wedding reception is all about being unique and creative, while stepping outside the box.