The last thing that you want to see on your wedding day is a yawn. This is the ultimate guide to stop your wedding from being boring.
Attending a wedding may well be a privilege, but at the end of the day, you won’t want to worry about your guests checking their watches throughout your ceremony.
If you want to make sure that your guests are going to have the best time ever, then these tips will help you to keep those yawns at bay.
Make an Introduction
A wedding will bring together two different families as well as a set of friends.
This will usually mean mixing big groups of people who probably don’t know each other. The solution would be for you to invite relatives and even out-of-town guests to a rehearsal dinner.
You might also want to have a welcome party, so that you can easily break the ice. If you have an uncle whose favourite movie is Top Gun, then make sure that you introduce them to your loved one’s best friend, who may be a fighter pilot. By the time your wedding comes along, your guests will have met in a very relaxed atmosphere and this can keep the conversations going with ease.
Stick to the Schedule
Nobody expects things to go ahead with a high degree of military precision.
This is especially the case when it comes to your older relatives. At the same time, you don’t want your guests to wait around while you take all of your wedding photos. If you want to keep them entertained, then make sure that you have a cocktail hour. You can set up a lounge or even a shaded courtyard. This will help them to mingle and it will also give you the chance to equip the area with snacks, drinks and plenty of places for your guests to sit.
If you want to help your guests to have the best time then you may also want to hire a wedding band.
Don’t Leave your Guests Hungry
Hors d’oeuvres are ideal if you don’t want your guests to go hungry. It doesn’t matter whether you plan on serving an entire dinner at your reception because it is always good to have some nibbles which can be given to your guests as they wait. Mini empanadas, vegetable skewers or even fried macaroni cheese balls are ideal options as your guests can snack as they talk, and it means that they can keep their energy up for the dance floor.
You want your guests to be able to enjoy themselves when they are at your reception, so it helps to arrange for them to have some transportation so that they can venture home safely at a later date. Some couples like to throw their reception at a hotel banquet hall so that they can block off some rooms for their guests. Others choose to hire a shuttle for their guests that operates throughout the night. Either way, there are tons of options for you to choose from if you want to ensure that your guests have a safe ride home.
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