You’ve been dreaming of your big day for years, and it’s finally going to happen. With a few key ingredients, you can make the day special for you, your future spouse, and your guests. Here are some things that can make your wedding fun for everyone involved.
1. Exceptional Food
Between traveling, getting ready, taking bridal party photos, and the ceremony, weddings tend to be all-day affairs. Your guests have taken a day out of their busy lives to celebrate you, so take care of them when it comes to food and drinks.
There’s nothing worse than hangry wedding guests, so plan your day and your menu to make sure your guests are satisfied with good food in a timely manner. Invest the time upfront to do food tastings and don’t be afraid to throw in a fun twist like an interactive food display.
2. Interactive Activities
From games like cornhole to the bouquet toss and sparkler send-offs, activities that guests get to engage in are always a crowd pleaser. So much so that photo booths have become one of the most popular ways to elevate the wedding experience for guests. Whether you aim to ensure your event goes viral or to provide lasting memories for you and your friends, renting a booth or doing it yourself is a much loved activity.
One of the reasons they’re so fun is you can do many variations on a theme. For example, if you have a nautical wedding and set up an ocean backdrop, you can provide fun props like boats and oars for your guests to really get into the spirit of the event. Plus, vendors are able to provide still photos as well as GIF and videos in a photo booth, so your guests can take over social media with your hashtag.
3. Comfortable Venues
When picking your venue, make sure to keep your guests’ comfort in mind. If you’re going to have an outdoor wedding during a winter month, be kind enough to have outdoor heaters, so your guests don’t have to pile on the parkas to be comfortable. After all, one of the fun things about attending a wedding is finding the right dress to wear! You don’t want your guests to be limited or have to hide their dresses under many layers of jackets and scarves.
Don’t make your guests suffer through sweltering heat during the middle of summer, either. If an outdoor ceremony is important to you, choose a cooler month so your guests can dress comfortably. For summer weddings, make sure your venue has good air conditioning. You don’t want your guests’ main memory of your wedding to be how much they sweated on the dance floor!
4. Stellar Entertainment
Let’s be honest. A good DJ is the unsung hero of most weddings. It can mean the difference between your guests trying to sneak out after dinner or dancing the night away with the people you love most and creating memories none of you will ever forget.
When it comes to entertainment for the reception, it’s important to get it right. If you’re going to bring in dancers, singers, or other acts, keep it short and sweet, because people like bite-sized entertainment. It keeps things lighthearted and helps the evening to flow better.
5. Heartfelt Wedding Toasts
There is an art to giving a proper wedding toast. Be careful who you select for the task and remind them of a few simple tips to get it right:
~ Keep it PG. Remember you’re in mixed company. From grandparents to children, the room is filled with people who could leave with a bad taste in their mouth if you say something off-color. So keep your speech family-friendly.
~ Keep it short and simple. Don’t bore guests you don’t know with tales of your college exploits with the bride or groom.
~ Speak from the heart. Honest and heartfelt words don’t have to be elaborate to be potent. Use this opportunity to express your love and support for the lucky couple.
You don’t want your wedding to be remembered for the wrong reasons. Show your appreciation for your friends and family by making your event thoughtful, entertaining, and memorable for all the right reasons.
Guest Blogger: Katie Tejada
Katie Tejada is a writer, editor, and former HR professional. She enjoys writing about weddings and events, travel, decorating trends, and innovations for the home, but also covers developments in HR, business communication, real estate, finance and more.
Vendors used from photos of this Real Wedding :
Venue | Rancho Dos Pueblos
Photography | Willa Kveta Photography
Caterer | Pure Joy Catering
Florals | Bloom Floral & Foliage
Photo Booth | Bessy the Photo Bus
Lighting | Bella Vista Designs
Rentals & Linens | Bright Event Rentals