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by Sarah Zlotnick
Looking for some truly unique extras for your wedding reception? Click through for 10 of the coolest ideas we've come across lately!
Oversized Floral Cascades on Cakes
Who says you need to be restrained when it comes to decorating your cake? We love how Earth and Sugar modernized a popular wedding cake trend with a more haphazard assortment and placement of blooms.
Balloon Photo Booth
An easy, inexpensive way to encourage guests to take fun photos of themselves at your wedding. Bonus tip: giving them something to interact with, such as balloons, means they'll concentrate less on posing and ultimately look more natural in pictures.
Unforgettable Ice Buckets
Yes, you'll have to ask venue staff to pay careful attention to when these beauties start to melt. But if you're not a fan of floral centerpieces, this functional piece of tabletop decor could be just the ticket. Make your own with Williams-Sonoma Ice Bottle Chiller Mold.
Hanging String Lights
Many weddings are outfitted with twinkling lights strung across the ceiling, but how about hanging them down from the ceiling instead? We love this inexpensive backdrop idea for a photo booth or dance floor, and you'll love how the soft glow looks in pictures.
Date Jar Guestbook
Asking guests to go the extra mile with your guest book is always a good idea to us—especially when they can offer you tips on how to keep things romantic for years to come!