SETTING THESAURUS

WEDDING RECEPTION



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Round tables covered in tablecloths strewn with confetti
Floral centerpieces
China place settings arranged with place cards
Champagne glasses
Balloons and streamers
Banners
Twinkling strings of lights
Artificial plants decorating the room
A dance floor and a band or DJ
A separate table for the wedding couple and bridal party
Waiters moving through the crowd with trays of appetizers and drinks
A bar with a bartender
A small table holding a wedding cake
Attendants in matching dresses or tuxes
Dressed-up guests
Pictures of the wedding couple on display
A guest book
A table piled with gifts and envelopes
A black-clad photographer’s flashing camera
Guests dancing
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