The ceremony and reception is all about you and you fiancé, but you also want you friends and loved ones to have a great time! Here are some tips to keeping guests happy and comfortable during your wedding.
1.Keep them cool:
If you ceremony is outside, provide shade for your attendees to sit under. If that isn’t an option, try this alternative to traditional wedding programs. Help your guest beat the heat with program fans! They will be able to stay cool and comfortable while following along with your ceremony. Plus, it’s a keepsake they can keep long after the wedding ends!
2.Lots of liquid:
Hydration during the summer is very important. Provide a help yourself water station for guests as they enter the ceremony site and during the reception. Guests will stay cool during your nuptials with the cold refreshment and program fan! Place a water station near the dance floor so guest can get a quick drink of water between songs and get back on the dance floor!
3. Dancing shoes:
Provide a basket of flip-flops near the dance floor during the reception. Avoid an empty dance floor because guest’s feet hurt. The reception dance floor can make or break the atmosphere, you’ll want your guest to go home and talk about how wonderful the party was!
Keep your guest feeling fresh! Stock a basket of goodies in the bathrooms so guests can freshen up throughout the celebration! Guests will appreciate the gesture, and allow them to enjoy your wedding instead of worrying about their makeup melting.
5. Don’t forget about the kids:
Here are some ideas on entertaining kids during the reception:
Create an area for a mini field day set up potato sack races, three-legged race, hula-hoops, mini putt-putt and jump ropes. Hire someone to run these activities so know one has to worry and they will have supervision.
Have them take center stage in a kid’s only dance! Have an area or separate room for them to practice and choreograph a dance. Have the DJ announce them to get everyone’s attention.
If you are having an evening wedding and you plan on the reception to extend late into the evening consider setting up a mini theatre for the younger guests. Find a room close to the reception hall and set up a projector, beanbags, blankets and a popcorn machine. Kids can take a break from the dancing to watch a movie or head to bed until the party ends. You might want to consider hiring someone to keep an eye on the little ones to keep their parents at ease.
Just remember, even though this is your special day, many of your friends and family have no doubt traveled a long distance to be a part of your celebration. Make sure you treat them well!
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