Weddings are a celebration of love. You want your guests and everyone to have a great time from the time they get on site, until the last song is played.
One way you can make your wedding fun is to add personalized touches throughout the day! You can have your initials, the location you met, the wedding date, and wedding location integrated into little pieces of the wedding. You can have them on wedding favors, desserts, and decorative signs throughout the event.
Something you will want to avoid, if you can help it, is having several lengthy toasts given during your wedding. While they are often sweet, and appreciated, they can run a little long, and most of your guests will want to begin the dancing party, not listen to stories from the past. If you want someone to give a toast who you think may talk for over a couple of minutes, it would be a good idea to ask them to give the toast during the rehearsal dinner. Keeping toasts short and sweet ensures that all guests are paying attention and are enjoying themselves.
Take Some Dancing Lessons
A highlight at any wedding is when the bride and groom have invested some time taking dancing lessons or practicing a special dance to perform for the First Dance as husband and wife. You can start with a slow love song that many newlyweds dance to, and then when your guests least expect it, the DJ can change the song to something more upbeat that the two of you have choreographed. While some people may be too shy for this, it is a fun and cute way to show off your personalities and to get everyone else out on the dance floor to get the party started!
Thinking of your guests’ and your own comfort will help everyone have a good time throughout the entire event. Bringing things for your guests to help make sure they are comfortable can go a long way. Some ideas are bringing flip flops for the ladies who wore too high of heels, bringing a little care basket to place on the counter in the restrooms, or providing blankets for your guests if it is expected to be cold and its outdoors. Another thing to consider is making sure you have proper seating for your guests to sit down and relieve their feet from standing and dancing.
Incorporate Guest Favorites
Last but not least, a very important thing to keep in mind when creating a fun wedding, is to know your guests. Know that you have friends who love desserts, make sure you have a wide variety of desserts available. Know that your guests are into playing games? Have some giant Jenga or corn hole available for them to play during cocktail hour. Also make sure to give your DJ or band some guidance as to what type of music everyone loves, as music is a huge influencer of fun!
About the author: Milestone Events Group is Northern California’s most experienced & largest event management company providing site selection services to multiple locations throughout Sonoma County. Over the past 5 years Milestone has helped hundreds of couples simplify the venue selection process by providing clarity, predictability and ultimately confidence for clients who work with them to evaluate wineries, ranches, and other locations for their private events.
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