The best moments of a wedding are when the bride and groom finally say their vows and kiss as they walk down the aisle. The moment they dance with their parents, grandparents, and siblings is also great. It's always hard to figure out what to do on your big day, but if you're having a destination wedding, that's not an issue. You can spend the whole day exploring all of the different activities and sights in your destination city or country. If you're having a smaller affair (say less than 100 guests), you'll want to think about how much time you'll have for each activity during your reception.
When it comes to weddings, it’s not all about the reception, the food, and the DJ, there’s so much more that needs to be thought out. While it’s true the wedding is about everyone coming together to celebrate the bride and groom, just don’t forget that this day should be enjoyable for the guests too.
How to Make Your Guests Feel Welcome and AppreciatedIt all starts with showing your appreciation for them showing up. When you're hosting a wedding reception, it's important to make your guests feel welcomed and appreciated throughout the entire time of the event. This is true in any situation, but especially when you're hosting a party with a large number of guests. Yes, it can be difficult to give everybody attention. In fact, it just may feel impossible as well.
A private party venue alone will help, just ensure that the venue that you pick for your special day provides amenities that the wedding guests will need. The key to making your guests feel welcome and appreciated is to provide them with an engaging experience. The more they enjoy themselves, the longer they'll stay and the more likely they'll are enjoying the celebration.
Be Accommodating to Your GuestsEven though the wedding is you and your partner’s special day, this shouldn’t take away from being accommodating to guests that need it. If you want them there bad enough, you’ll need to help. This can include getting a hotel for them if they live far form the reception, helping out in terms of transportation for the wedding if it’s large groups of people, or even just providing dietary options for the meals. Showing the willingness to accommodate is going to speak volumes about you and your partner.
Fun Ideas to Keep Your Wedding Guests EngagedThere are many ways you can keep your guests engaged and entertained during your wedding. Most of these ideas are fairly inexpensive and easy to execute. So, here are some ideas to get you started:
- Have a scavenger hunt
- Create a wedding memory game
- Include a photo booth
-Have various games laid out for people to choose from (best for outdoor weddings)
-Good music, especially for dancing
But overall, it’s really about the ambiance of the wedding itself. Engaged wedding guests just really help boost the mood and it allows everyone to have a great time.
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