22 May How to Create a Fun Wedding for Your Entire Guest List
Your wedding is YOUR day. Trust us, we want you to have fun! The reality is that several other (even a couple hundred) people will also be there. And you want them to enjoy themselves, too. Ultimately, you want to get hitched and create a memorable and fun wedding experience for you and your guests. We’ve put together a few of our dreamiest tips that will have you and your guests happily dancing the night away.
All well-thought-out parties have guests’ comfort at the forefront of planning. Some things to consider:
Temperature: Is it hot? Make sure you have shaded areas, extra cold drinks, and fans. Cold? You’ll want heaters, hot chocolate, and fire pits.
Seating: Make sure you have plenty of places for guests to rest their dancin’ feet.
Bugs: No one has fun if they’re swatting at flies or mosquitos, so keep bug spray and candles on hand.
Food and Drink
Nothing ruins a party faster than hangry guests! There needs to be ample food for every guest and maybe even a late night snack. Also, drinks (everything from water to libations) should be fully stocked for your wedding guests.
Nostalgia also comes into play here. Ice cream, popcorn, wine-tasting stations, and signature cocktails go a long way and add that special touch.
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Some couples opt to ask guests to not bring their children, which sometimes mean a few guests might not be able to make it. If you decide to open the invite to all ages, it could be helpful to provide babysitting services during the wedding or create a kid’s zone. Parents can relax and enjoy themselves!
Most likely, your guests will span a few generations. Explain the guest dynamic to your DJ prior to the big day, and make sure he or she can play to each generation AND keep the party moving. Who knows, with the right planning, maybe Great Aunt Judy will be doing the Electric Slide by 9 pm.
Also, consider the element of surprise when it comes to entertainment. Other than the food (and the gorgeous bride), the little extras are what guests talk about after the wedding is over. A photo booth, caricature artist, cigar bar, lawn games, and other interactive experiences will take your day to the next level.