A wedding day to remember
Okay, so it’s your wedding day, and the guests are just the extras, right? Wrong! If you are getting married soon, then while you do need to focus on what you need/want on the special day, remember that your guests are important too! The last thing you want to do is make their day a dull and boring one, especially when they have made the effort to celebrate the day with you, so you need to give them a day they will remember… for all the right reasons!
So, thinking about the ceremony, don’t let them remember it for the incredibly long length, prolonged wedding vows, and uncomfortable temperatures. Let them remember it for the creativity you have put into the wedding ceremony, perhaps with the unique ideas here that add a new twist to the traditional wedding formula. And choose a comfortable venue, checking out the place before you book it to make sure it lives up to your (and your wedding guests) expectations.
After the service, don’t leave your guests standing around for a long while you model for the photo shoot. It’s always worth having some food on standby for a start, especially when the wedding meal is some time away. So have a buffet, and plan some games for both the adults and the kid to wile away the time, or if the adults are content to stand and chat, do the kind of things you would do at home, and turn the outdoor space into a fun area for the children. After all, when the kids are bored, they are less likely to be polite about it!
When you get to the wedding meal, try and be creative with your food and drink choices. From champagne popsicles to hands-on chef stations, check out these wedding menu ideas that are different from the normal sit down meals so familiar at any wedding party. And spice things up for the guests too! No, not by adding hot spices to your wedding dishes (unless you are going for something curry-themed), but by adding entertainment for your guests as they eat, be that a magician going table to table, or a cabaret band playing music in the corner.
And please don’t go on and on with the wedding speeches. While they can be incredibly touching and emotional, you don’t want to elicit tears of agony rather than joy by letting them go on too long. Your wedding guests will never forget the boredom they felt, so give them happy memories by keeping things short and sweet, perhaps setting a timer for anybody who is prone to waffling on!
Finally, let the wedding end with a bang. No, not with fireworks (although that would be an excellent idea), but rather an exciting evening of fun and entertainment that everybody will enjoy. Music is key, so consider the fabulous wedding bands from Alive Network as an example, rather than hiring your cousin’s band with their questionable music choices. Play party games, have a quiz, indulge in a karaoke, or have a talent show where your guests can show off their skills. Do anything that guarantees fun and laughs, ending your special day with something truly memorable.
If you are getting married soon, we hope you (and your guests) have a fabulous time!