I understand that because your guest list for wedding is short, you want to level things up by hosting a grand reception party. There are a few things you can do to make your reception a grand one. They are:-
1) The venue is always a significant factor. Make sure to choose an appropriate venue which qualifies well for your purpose. You can go for a good Five-Star hotel which is spacious enough to handle your guest strength. Also, the venue should be easily accessible to all.
2) Food matters. Keep a wide variety of food, keeping in consideration the taste of majority of your guests.
3) Hire a good DJ.Good music makes things pleasant and happening. To avoid any possibility of boredom, making arrangements for good music is recommended.
4) Book a professional wedding photographer. The wedding should look as grand in the photographs as it actually is. Spending a few extra thousands on wedding photography is worth it.
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