You will want to have plenty of roasted meats and vegetables for your guests to dine on. Some other Polish favorites are Pierogis and cheese and fruits. If you want a special favor for each of your guests you might want to give them tiny bottles of Polish liquor. There are lots of other ideas you can use as favors. You can have the flag of Poland be the favor or some other sign of the country. There are many more ideas, too. You can find many of them by searching online or looking in a wedding favors book.
For music you might want to have a polka band or polish songs in the background. Make sure that you have the great Polish favorites on the agenda, like Sto lat, 100 years, to really bring in the Polish feel. Keep the music at a moderate level, not too loud and not too soft, but you can make it louder when you want people to sing and dance. During the dinner you will want the music soft so that people can talk to each other and create a romantic atmosphere. When the meal is finished then you can turn it up. That is important, you will want to have plenty of singing and dancing when you consummate a Polish marriage.
A Polish marriage is not complete without the Bread and Salt Blessing. The parents of the bride and groom will meet the newly married couple with bread sprinkled with salt. This is a beautiful Polish tradition. The parents kiss the new couple and hope that they never starve and can get through any problems they might encounter through their new life together. What a wonderful part of your reception this tradition will be and your guests will just love watching it. They will feel that they are a huge part of this memorable day.
Another great Polish tradition is the Unveiling and Capping (Oczepiny Ceremony). This is a beautiful part of the ceremony. You may wish to look it up online to see the details of this polish tradition if you want to have it during your reception. If you are still unsure of the details you may wish to hire a bridal consultant. Depending on your budget, this may be the best thing you can do. They will handle the planning and details and you will have more time to do other things. With them handling the pressure you will be less stressed and better able to enjoy your celebration.
After you plan your wedding details you will find the guests will enjoy being a part of and witnessing the different Polish wedding traditions. Your Polish marriage will be a huge success and everyone will have had a wonderful time. That is the key with Polish weddings. You want to have fun. There should be lots of music, singing, dancing and fun. As, long as you have all this you are sure to have a great success.