Attending a wedding may surely make you feel entitled and it’s truly a privilege. However, it’s not always a delight. Almost all couples wish the same: they want their wedding guests to spend the reception smoothly without checking the watches from time to time.
And although weddings normally bring out a party-all-night type of vibe and have an ambiance of unending fun, they can get, well, a little boring after a few hours, particularly if your wedding is the fifth one your guests have attended that season. So if you’re looking for tips on how to make sure that your wedding will be yawn-free? You better keep on reading!
#1 ALWAYS STICK TO THE SCHEDULE
When it comes to weddings, not a single person expects things to run with military exactness (mainly when it’s about rushing your older relatives), but you don’t want to force your guests to get lazy around while you take your formal wedding pictures. This is where the cocktail enters in. You can arrange a lounge or shady courtyard for your guests to socialize, and equip the area with drinks, snacks, and many places to sit and even some music to set the mood and keep the party atmosphere alive.
#2 DO OTHER ACTIVITIES
Activities should be “fun” always because your guest will desire an alternative to spending all night dancing or waiting in line to step behind the camera in the photo booth. You may pull in exciting lawn games or life-size board games, such as cornhole or Jenga.
#3 PROVIDE SOME LATE-NIGHT SNACK
There are some guests who would want to stay around even longer at weddings and party into the wee hours of the morning at the official wedding after-party, serve them with a late-night snack to keep them satiated. Load them with snack — whether it be pizza, burgers or little finger foods. Make sure that they’re available a couple of hours after dinner and wedding cake.
#4 DISREGARD THE TRADITIONS
We don’t literally mean to skip the traditions. You may still incorporate the traditions and values that mean the most to you and your partner, and skip some formalities which you think you don’t really need. If there are certain traditions that you think are meaningless and a little boring, then your wedding guests surely will. Don’t try to do something just because of the reason that you think you have to. Remember that it’s your wedding and you want your guests to see your personalities and spirits radiate through.
#5 ENGAGE THE VISUAL IN ELEMENTS
Give your maid of honor and best man the option of producing a video or using a photo element to go with their words as they prepare their speeches. This will provide guests with something to look at while they listen to keep them engaged.
#6 STUDY THE SEATING CHART
Spending time on the seating chart is one of the responsibilities that couples fear of looking at since it’s seriously difficult. You may consider hotel wedding venues for a more intimate gathering with your closest friends and families.
It’s important to consider the personalities of your family and friends and seat them appropriately. You don’t want them to feel awkward! Avoid having a couple sitting at a table where they know nobody while the rest of their friends are having fun two tables away.