By creating an overall plan and then fine tuning every stage of the plan you will be treating your wedding organization like that of a well tuned business where the outcome will always be positive.
You will be able to look at all aspects from the flowers, lights, music, table settings and anything else that is required at the reception to all blend in with one another and complement each other.
The reception is a time where people congregate and mix with one another. Depending on the style of your wedding, your guests will be spending most of their time will be in the reception area so a lot of thought needs to go into making that a pleasurable experience for them.
If your wedding photographs will be taken while your guests wait for you at the reception area, then make sure you have organized music, drinks and even some light snacks to help them pass the time while they are waiting for you.
Create an atmosphere at the reception that you find pleasing to yourself as this will be an extension of your personality. As the people attending the reception will be close family and friends they will appreciate the fact that the decoration and theme shows your true personality.
Depending on where the reception is being held these decorations can transform an austere looking area into a place of harmony and unity with the inclusion of things as simple as some nice flower arrangements or potted plants placed about the venue.
Whatever you do at the reception area will generally be dictated by your finances, but that still leaves plenty of opportunity in most cases to create something that you will be proud of with a little imagination.