12 Ways to Give Your Wedding Reception a Stellar Touch

The rich and famous aren’t the only ones who can create a breath taking wedding reception. Here are some simple and not-so-simple things some famous couples did to make their wedding reception stellar!

  1. Announce your entrance to the reception hall with a blast of trumpets. Entertain guests with live music; violinists, string quartet, flutists.
    Stars who did this: Traci Bingham (“Baywatch”) and Robb Vallier

  2. Rent space in your favorite museum after business/tour hours and hold your reception there. It’s a great way to combine art and food.
    Stars who did this: Model Christy Turlington and Edward Burns

  3. If you and your spouse love comedy or love to laugh, hire impersonators of your favorite comic actor.
    Stars who did this: Courteney Cox and David Arquette

  4. If you’re planning on a winter or December wedding, have artificial snowflakes fall gently over the reception hall.
    Stars who did this: Celine Dion and Rene Angelil

  5. Have an amusement park-themed reception and let your guests ride on rollercoasters and bumper cars.
    Stars who did this: Kelly Baldwin and Joey Fatone (“NSync”)

  6. Put up a big white tent in your property (or in your or your spouse-to-be’s parents property) and treat your guests to an open-air reception.
    Stars who did this: Katie Lee and Billy Joel; Heather McComb and James Van Der Beek (“Dawson’s Creek”)

  7. Decorate the reception hall with ice sculptures and lots of flowers.
    Stars who did this: Shadonna Jones and rap singer Juvenile

  8. Love to dive, swim, boat? If you and your spouse love the ocean, let your wedding reception be a reflection of that love! Have a nautical theme reception.
    Stars who did this: Lucy Lawless (“Xena”) and Rob Tapert

  9. Vegetarians? Have an Indian/vegetarian-themed wedding
    Stars who did this: Heather Mills and Paul McCartney; Stella McCartney and Alasdhair Willis

  10. Treat your guests to your version of Las Vegas. Have a casino-themed reception.
    Stars who did this: Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne

  11. Rent a yacht and give your guests a classy wedding reception.
    Stars who did this: Alicia Rickter (“Baywatch”) and New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza

  12. Have a poetry reading. Request your friends to read poems.
    Stars who did this: Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger

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