Weddings can be fun, big events, but like all elaborate celebrations, if they’re not well run, they can drag. The last thing you want to see on your wedding day is guests yawning or leaving early. Our wedding photographers have shot hundreds of weddings, and here are some things they recommend to guarantee your wedding ends up being fun for everyone!
Weddings can be a social minefield to navigate. Not only are your merging two families, but you’ll also be bringing together your social groups from all walks of life. Having a well-thought-out seating chart can help ease awkward interactions, but it’s still a good idea to make the effort to introduce people to each other, especially if you know guests who don’t know many others there. This can happen ahead of the big day, during the rehearsal dinner, or briefly during the reception.
Stick to a Schedule
There are lots of moving parts to a wedding, and the best ones don’t linger on any one part for too long. Sure, guests want to see the bride and her father dance, but watching a six-minute-long dance when all you want to do is sit and eat can be grueling. Ideally, you don’t want your guests to be idle for too long, so make a schedule and stick to it.
Keep the Food Coming
Hungry guests are unhappy guests. Make sure you have plenty of food options available at all times of the wedding. If you’re going to have a cocktail hour for guests while you do pictures, ensure there are hors d’oeuvres for them to snack on before dinner. Guests will be grateful for the sustenance and will be in a better mood.
Invest in Entertainment
How much entertainment you’ll need on your wedding day depends entirely on the time of day and the crowd. Some weddings are laid back, with guests mingling and chatting. Others are larger and need paid entertainers to keep people engaged. Entertainment could be a live band, performers, or even simple lawn games. There are tons of options for all budget sizes!
One thing couples often forget to consider when making their wedding playlist is that they’ll have people of all ages there. Sure, your college friends may want to bust a move to the old songs you partied to, but older guests may appreciate some more classic songs. A good DJ or band knows how to mix decades and genres; just give them the go-ahead! This will keep everyone, no matter their age, happy and entertained.
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