The wedding day is the biggest moment of the journey for the bride and groom and your guests are the ones who bring the party to the affair. Therefore, you should definitely consider ways to ensure that your guests love wedding and reception. We’ve guided you on how to make your wedding an epic moment that will give guests lasting memories, but we’ve got some fabulous ideas to make sure the reception is a hit with them as well.
1. Guest Transportation
Your guests desire to join in on your special day, so ensure that arrival and return home is easy and safe. Venue selections should be easy to reach and not too far out unless you will provide a shuttle service from indicated destinations. This helps with parking issues and convenience of travel. Venues that are near the wedding location are ideal but what’s even better is when the wedding and reception are in the same place. Less time on the road means more time to enjoy.
2. Intimate Ceremony
Many of your guests have attended other weddings in the past. Therefore, you should opt to present a more contemporary ceremony with a unique difference from the traditional. Make sure your ceremony embraces the personality of you and your groom by including elements such as personal vows, special presentations and so on. This allows guests to truly engage with the couple.
3. The Menu
The bride and groom may desire a seafood variety but perhaps all guests don’t or can’t eat seafood. Avoid the food frantic by including a menu that involves a variety of options. This ensures that there is a little of something for every palate, vegetarians, picky tasters and even those with certain food allergies will have something they can enjoy.
4. Open Bar
If alcohol is on the menu, have an open bar. It’s completely fine to omit alcohol from the celebration if you desire but as the hosts, guests expect food and drinks (even alcohol) to be complimentary. To control cost, offer simple selections of beer, wine and perhaps a signature cocktail.
5. Weather Ready
In the event of an outside wedding, always have a Plan B should the weather interfere. Also, guests may not be adequately prepared for extremely hot, rainy or cool days. Offer fans, wraps or sunscreen to accommodate your guests.
6. Seating Arrangement
This can be a bit tricky but you’ll be glad you took the time to prepare a seating chart. Guests enjoy themselves more when they are seated among friends and family. It’s could also be a great time to pair up your single friends. Well charted seating arrangements make it easy for guests to relax and truly enjoy conversations and the events of your celebration.