The wedding is one of the most important days for a bride and groom. But the reception is what the guest is looking for. So make your reception memorable and a night your guests won’t forget ever. According to Festival Planner “It’s all about the togetherness of loved ones with good food and having fun.” Here are few points which can make your wedding more memorable.
Hiring a host during your weddings is a great way to ensure you have someone making sure that everyone at the wedding is getting involved from dragging people onto the dance floor, to making sure everyone knows what is going on. They will become the go to person for any small problems and information people need, letting you enjoy your day without any added stress!
You can surprise them by giving gifts and thanking them for being a part of your wedding. Give your guests tags and small little treasures. Make games that will keep your guests entertained and they’ll enjoy the wedding so much more. Try making a brides side vs grooms side or wedding tips games to get everyone involved.
Make sure your decor is spectacular. Creativity is key and small details make a big difference. You can choose to set a theme, get your guests involved and ask them to dress in certain colours, A popular theme is an all white party or something like this before the wedding. Add a lounge area for your guests to mingle rather than going straight to their tables, this will avoid the awkward and shy feeling of approaching a whole table of people.
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No one expects things to run with military precision (especially when it comes to rushing your older relatives), but you don’t want to force your guests to idle around while you take your formal wedding pictures. This is where the cocktail hour comes in. Set up a lounge or courtyard for your guests to mingle, and equip the area with snacks, drinks, plenty of places to sit with music to set the mood and keep the party atmosphere alive.
If you really want guests to be able to enjoy themselves at your reception, arrange for transportation to get them home safely afterward. Some couples choose to throw their reception in a hotel banquet hall and block off rooms for their guests, while others hire a shuttle service to run throughout the night. This extra consideration gives guests the freedom to enjoy themsleves (and drink) without worrying about getting home safely when the party wraps up.
Of course, your budget will be a huge factor in determining where you throw your wedding, but picking an interesting reception site can go a long way toward keeping guests entertained. Many science museums will let you rent out their exhibit areas, and zoos often have banquet spaces with the animals in full view. Even an otherwise bland reception space can be dressed up with dramatic decor or specialty entertainment (like a photo booth), so talk to your site manager about your options.
Wedding cakes are still a staple, but consider expanding the selection for those with a sweet tooth—we’re talking a full dessert bar with everything from whoopie pies and truffles to cupcakes and candies, along with local delicacies like fried Oreos or black-and-white cookies. The dessert bar can double as your wedding favor by setting out plastic bags or boxes for your guests to take a snack for the road.
Planning a wedding can be stressful, but when the day arrives, everyone will have more fun if you can overlook any little mishaps (and there’s always something that goes slightly awry) and let loose. Think about it: Do you have fun at parties where the host is incessantly on edge? To avoid sabotaging your good mood, assign any last-minute tasks to your bridesmaids, relatives or your wedding planner—and designate a friend who, if they observe you getting stressed, will ply you with a cocktail or two.