Weddings should be an exciting day. But for some of your guests, they might not be. Yes, your close family and friends will be happy to be there. But distant relatives and people you’ve not seen in many years may actually resent having to give up their weekend to come to your big day.
Instead of worrying about it, it’s much better to just act and make your wedding more exciting. Think of yourself as a marketer trying to find ways to woo your customers with things that they’ll enjoy. Your wedding shouldn’t feel like a chore. It should feel more like a fun day out where people get to relax and have fun.
So what can you do to create more of a buzz for your wedding?
Set Up Dance Lessons
Dancing is fun. But the problem is that most people at your wedding won’t have learned how to do it. And because they don’t know how to do it, many will be dreading the part of the wedding where they have to dance alongside the bride and groom. One interesting idea is to break with traditional and hire a dance instructor to help people master the basics of ballroom dancing before going out onto the dance floor. A wedding party that knows what it’s doing can have a lot more fun than one that doesn’t.
Photo booths have been around in supermarkets forever. But they’re now making their way to weddings too. Why? Because they’re a lot of fun. All you need is a screen, a Polaroid camera and lots of props, like cowboy hats, bowties, big sunglasses and fake mustaches.
Do Things Differently
There’s no need to do things by the book at your wedding. These days there are plenty of opportunities to experiment. For instance, sites like http://weddingbandsforboth.com/tungsten-wedding-bands-for-men/ have unique rings that’ll create a stir. And sites like http://www.stylist.co.uk have entire articles dedicated to new and interesting locations to take your loved one for your wedding. Doing things differently means that your wedding day is an exciting event and not something everybody has seen dozens of times already.
Make Everybody Into A Wedding Photographer
There’s no reason you have to blow $1,500 on a professional wedding photographer if you don’t want to. Instead, you can just get your guests to take photos for you. One way to do this is to put disposable cameras on all the tables next to the name-plates. Not only will this be a cute throwback to an earlier time, but it’ll also encourage people to use their cameras and start snapping away. Who knows what compromising positions they’ll catch you in?
Set Up Lawn Games
If you’re planning on having a summer wedding, lawn games are a must. Kids love lawn games, especially croquet, bocce ball, and horseshoes. Many of these games have been played for centuries, and so they’ll add a rustic feel to your wedding. Lawn games are perfect for weddings being held at traditional venues, like historical hotels.