When it comes to weddings, why do most people choose to throw a big wedding ceremony and reception instead of eloping? While there might be pressure to have a wedding from your family, the main reason is so that you can share in your love with your guests. However, have you ever groaned at the thought of attending a wedding? If so, this post is for you. Below are some fun ways for your guests to have an amazing time, and will have them saying, “I wish I did that at my wedding!”
Offer to-go boxes for cake. Don’t let those delicious baked goods go to waste; if your wedding guests are busy dancing, offer to-go slices of cake that your guests can munch on during the drive home.
Instead of opting for bubbles or bird food being thrown at you as you escape into the night, opt for a fun eco-friendly push pop of confetti! Don’t get too mad if your guests want to keep them; can you blame them?
If you have animals that you treat more like your own children than mere pets, invite them to the ceremony and reception! Who can say no to petting a cuddly pup after a glass of champagne or two? Your Wedding Photographer will love you for your animated prop!
Make a hashtag for your guests to use when they post to Instagram about your big day. This is loads of fun for guests, and in addition, you’ll be able to simply type in the hashtag to scroll through so many fun pictures for years to come. Win-win! Make sure it’s specific, but not so long that it’s impossible to type in.
If you’re hosting an outside wedding venue and want a fairly casual wedding, let your guests know ahead of time to dress accordingly. Then, offer fun outdoor games like giant Jenga, bocce ball, horseshoes, or ladder toss. This is a great way to keep your friends and family busy while you do wedding photos and is a great alternative for those who just don’t like dancing.
Leave out a large calendar. Ask your guests to put their birthdates or anniversaries next to the dates. Everyone will feel special, and you can frame it and hang it on your home office wall as both a reminder of the wedding day and a reminder for important dates for friends and family.
Are you hosting a bit of a boozy crowd? Hand each guest a flute of champagne or a speciality cocktail before the ceremony. This is great for a more intimate, small crowd that you know well, and less ideal for a bigger get-together. Guests will feel relaxed and it will set the tone for the entire evening. If you do this, opt for a shorter ceremony so nobody feels bad getting up to use the loo half-way through.
If you’re unsure about how your guests will respond to your wedding, just put yourself in their shoes. By making everyone feel important, you’ll throw one heck of a party, and a wedding to remember, and you may even have some guests that have just a little bit of wedding envy.