9 WAYS TO GO BEYOND THE BASICS AND MAKE YOUR WEDDING DAY SUPER FUN
Post by Ziah.
Go beyond the basics and make your wedding day a kaleidoscopic fun event with these 9 simple tips.
- WEDDING REHEARSAL/DINNER
Have a meet and greet party before the wedding day aside your bachelor/bachelorette party. This can be done the week of the wedding or better yet at the rehearsal dinner. Invite close friends, families and loved one’s. This way guests can mingle, giggle and establish a pleasant relationship before the wedding day.
- SET UP A COCKTAIL/PHOTOBOOTH LOUNGE
Start the party with a party. Yup! While guests wait out at the reception venue, you could set a mini lounge area whith cocktails, mini canapes and a photobooth to keep guests distracted and happy while they wait on the bride and groom. This way you do have more than enough time on your hands for your formal pictures at the cermonial hall. Also, the small chops and drinks won’t be almost gone by the time guests arriveintended*.
- HAVE A WELL PLAYED SEATING CHART
Give guests the time of their lives by pairing old college mates, camp mates, high school friends and the likes together. Mix and match singles together and have a well organized but fun seating chart. This way, everyone will have something to chat and giggle about and catch up on the good times.
- PLAY UP YOUR MENU; ADD A DESERT BAR
Have treats as desserts and go beyond the basics. Have the baker serve gooey, mouth-watering treats on your wedding day and give guests a good sticky time by adding some yummy delights and chewy pastries.
- HAVE SOME FUN FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT
As much as we want to hear our uncles and aunts give us great toasts and blessings, we just want to have a hell-of-a-good time *pardon my french*..lol! So, engage your bridal party in a nice mime prior to the wedding or have a friend or guest performer sing a duet or throw it down (whatever rocks your boat)..lol. All the same, be sure to have an entertainer spice things up on your wedding day and give you and your guests a most memorable experience.
- LET THE TRAYS ROLL OUT ON TIME
Show guests you care by making sure they don’t go hungry. Once guests have arrived and the couple are in and seated, ‘let the trays roll out’…guests should be served almost at a 45mins span after the couple have been seated. This way guests look foward to the ceremony and not just the food alone. That way you don’t have tired guests leave your wedding hall once they’ve had their fair share. For more on this, check out:
- KIDDIE ZONE
If you have invited your friends or family members with kids, then have a subtle and secure area where they can dance and enjoy their kiddie selves while the adults have more than enough time to relax and have a fun moment. Well trained, expert professionals can see to this and make sure there are no disasters for any of the kids while they are well distracted from being a distraction. *A good distraction ofcourse*…
- REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN! FUN!! FUN!!!
Hire a planner or wedding professional and seat back and enjoy your day. Your planner will not only help you envisage the big day you’ve always dreamt of, but, your wedding planner will save you the stress and hastle of checking on Aunt Amaka and Mummy Laide to see if they have been served or are properly seated. This will give you more than enough time to seat back, relax and have fun! fun!! fun!!!
- HAVE A GETAWAY PLAN
If you’re not the couple to dance the night away, then have a your maid of honor/bestman plan the perfect getaway. All the better if it’s a suprise package for the couple. So…here’s a tip for the maid of honor and best man…*get your thinking hats on*….