Every wedding is unique. And every bride and groom wants to put their own special mark on their nuptials to make it truly their own event. This can be seen in their wedding clothes, their reception’s menu and even in the shoes they choose to wear to their wedding.
But, weddings are the same when it comes to some things. The most important one being that no matter where, or when, or how they get married, the bride and groom’s wedding is a celebration of the union of two people. It’s a joyous occasion and it’s also a party 🙂
As such here are some very important things to keep in mind for the party:
(1) Greet your guests. Whether you welcome them at the door or go around and say hi, don’t let any of your guests go without a personal greeting from you. They have come a long way to be with you on your special day. Make them feel welcome.
(2) Make sure that everyone knows someone at your party. Seat old friends together. Make sure that your young cousins are not feeling out of place in the room full of grownups. Most importantly, if you do have a couple of friends over who don’t know anyone else present, take the time to seat them at a table with people who are friendly and welcoming.
(3) Choose a menu that is filling and enjoyable for everyone. If you’re on a diet it doesn’t mean that everyone else is. Remember a party is meant to have good food.
(4) Make sure that the restrooms are clean and working properly. There’s nothing worse than needing to use the toilet and for it to be dirty and stopped up.
Of course, if there are wedding dos, then there are wedding don’ts too. Everyone wants their nuptials remembered for good things and nothing more, which is why I bring you this list of things to avoid when preparing for your wedding…
(5) A venue with poor ventilation in the sweltering heat. The last thing you want is for your guests to melt at your nuptials or party. Help them to stay cool by choosing a wedding reception venue that has proper air conditioning. If there isn’t at least provide everyone with fans.
(6) Keep the guests waiting. Their time is precious and some of them are also tired. It is thoughtless to be sitting leisurely in a comfortable waiting room for the venue to become full just so that you can make a grand entrance.
(7) A master of ceremonies who thinks he’s a stand up comedian and takes pot shots at your guests. Definitely memorable, but only as a really bad show.
(8) A dragged out wedding program. Your guests will be bored and tired and just waiting for a chance to exit your party if you don’t ensure that the program is well thought out.
(9) Strange, exotic food in the menu. You may want to impress them by having a foreign dish on the list but not everyone will appreciate eating frogs legs, even if it does taste like chicken. Keep the food simple and elegant, yet tasty. Your guests will thank you for it.
(10) Games that are embarrassing, gross or ill thought out. Keep the banana eating contest and similar parlor games for less formal events. It’s better to keep any games you have at your wedding simple and fun for everyone, not just a select few. The last thing you want to do is embarrass your guests!
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Keep these tips in mind and your wedding guests will thank you for it 😉