Planning a New York-Themed Wedding Reception

There is no doubt that New York is the capital city of the world. There is a wide diversity of cultures that are present in this city, and as a result it is rich in traditions. Wedding ceremonies are no exception when it comes to the spirit of New York people. New York is a romantic city with distinct wedding celebrations. 

The city weddings are full of liveliness coupled with a sense of style. The ceremonies are finely presented making its weddings standout from the rest of the occasions across the world.

Various people have emulated the New York wedding theme and have used its theme to accentuate their wedding ceremonies. The themes are flattering especially to wedding receptions or honeymooning. Just as depicted in sex and the city, the spirit of wedding cerebration in New York is of high grade. 

However, it also features some ancient styles just like in Breakfast at Tiffany's if you want to add a classic appeal to your wedding. New York's night life is one of a kind. A wedding ceremony in New York style can give your friends, relatives, colleagues and family members a night to remain in their memories in their entire lives.

While planning a New York-themed wedding reception, you need to let your guests know of the special event just in time. The task of invitation should reflect what they should expect. Therefore, it should be done with a great deal of style. 

The invitations could be on crisp papers with gold or shinny silver prints made with great mastery. Various fonts can be etched artistically to put down the recipients names and addresses if need be. With invitations you want to let your guests know that there are about for a special event through the wonderful culture and high spirit of the New Yorkers.

The wedding reception venue can be decorated to reflect an uptown New York theater-Broadway. You can include sparkling chandeliers, outdoor lighting torches and gleaming linens to reflect the color lights. 

You can also have big neon lights with your name above the entrance to the venue. Cover linens can have an amazing "world city" effect if the right colors and positions are well selected. Spackle blue and silver can create a fantastic impression in the wedding reception park.

You can then treat your guests with a Manhattan-style cocktail with plenty of cool drinks in glossy glasses just like in a martini bar. Some vintage servings can give the evening a classic appeal with sloe fizz, boil maker or sidecar. This should go down well with cool relaxing music; possibly from a city band. 

The melodies should have a romantic theme, but can later on be a little feverish to pull guests to the dance floor. If you cannot afford for a band, you can still have fun by playing some recorded classic tunes such as "it's hard to be you", by Harry Connick Jr.

When it comes to giving out wedding favors, you need also to go the New York City way. Giving guests practical gifts can be quite impressionistic. However, you need not forget the art of New York style.

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