Wedding Reception Accessories - Reception Decorations
When choosing your wedding reception decorations and wedding centerpieces, you most likely already have your theme chosen, so now you only have to find items that fit your theme. With our vast selection of reception accessories, you're sure to find the wedding decorations and extra special touches you need. Cake knife and server sets, toasting flutes, wedding reception centerpieces, table decorations, table seating cards, disposable wedding cameras and everything else you need to fully enjoy a beautiful reception! Unique ideas for wedding centerpieces include engraved vases, mirrored trays and more.
We've got everything you need to have the wedding reception of your dreams! From personalized matches to monogrammed guest towels, to disposable wedding cameras and wedding bubbles, you'll find just what you need to make your day as special as can be. Whether you're looking for traditional wedding reception accessories or unique wedding accessories, we're sure to have what you're looking for. We are pleased to offer table numbers that are sure to turn heads as well as our table centerpieces that are second to none.
DIY Reception Kits are one of our newest additions! DIY receptions are fast becoming a way to save money when planning a wedding. We have DIY place cards and do it yourself favors to help you save a penny or two!
When seating your guests at your wedding reception, the first thing you need to decide is if you need place cards, escort cards, a seating diagram or some combination of the three. For casual dinners or those that feature buffets and stations, you might choose to assign guests to a specific table, but let them choose their own seats at their tables. Assigning tables is a courtesy even at the most relaxed weddings as it takes the pressure off of less social guests and helps encourage mingling.
Your tables may be traditionally numbered, or you can get creative and assign each table a name or theme. These table numbers or names usually reflect either the overall theme of the wedding, or something that is meaningful to the couple such as cities they have visited together, sports teams they enjoy watching or favorite books and authors.
To inform guests of their table assignments, you will need to post a seating list or use “escort cards”. The seating list can be organized by table for smaller weddings or alphabetically for larger guest counts, and escort cards should be alphabetized and displayed at the cocktail hour or at the entrance to the dining area. It is acceptable to assign one escort card for each couple or family seated at the same table.
If you are having a seated meal and have more than one entrée option, you will need to assign every guest a specific seat in order for servers to locate them easily. Guests will still locate their table number on a diagram or via an escort card, but an additional “place card” at each place setting is also necessary. One place card is needed for each guest, and you may wish to indicate the meal preference by assigning an ink color or special symbol on the cards to the guest’s choice (i.e. beef = blue ink and seafood = white ink).
Escort cards and place cards may be carefully handwritten, inscribed with calligraphy or printed professionally or at home. Advantage Bridal carries many different styles of place cards, including themed cards, classic white and ivory, place card frames and printable varieties so be sure to start your shopping today!