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The main focus of any wedding is to celebrate two people coming together and making a commitment to each other. You want it to be an unforgettable day for you, your partner and of course your guests, but, you want to make it memorable for the right reasons. With wedding season here and plenty of wedding experience, I thought I would put together some tips to help you plan a truly memorable day in case you missed anything.
Use A Wedding App
Keeping track of ideas, bookings and confirmations can be difficult, particularly if you’re liaising with a whole list of suppliers and guests. Using a dedicated wedding app or online organiser is an easy way to ensure you’ve got all the relevant information stored in one place. By keeping the content online or on a cloud-based platform, you’ll be able to access the information from any location and share it with your others.
Choose Your Venue Carefully
Some couples choose different venues for the ceremony, meal and reception. In some cases, this can sometimes work well. However, expecting your guests to travel from one to the other can put people off attending. My husband attended a wedding that was an hours drive from the church to the reception. Some guests skipped part of the wedding because of this. Consider choosing venues which are relatively close together. It also helps to provide extra transport for those who will need it. Alternatively, opt for a venue which can host your ceremony and reception to prevent people from having to travel at all.
Hire a Good Band
The best weddings I’ve been to have always had a great band like the ones here. It’s much more fun when everyone gets up to dance and have a good time. Great bands interact with the guests and ensure a great time is had by all. You can go here to check out a range of bands nationwide.
Create A Signature Cocktail
This is a lovely and different touch to a wedding. Having a signature drink or cocktail adds originality to your day, and gets the party off to a swing too! Adjust a classic concoction or work with a bartender to come up with something fresh and new for your guests. Don’t forget to add a non-alcoholic mocktail to the menu for children, designated drivers and non-drinkers.
Offer Charging Stations
You may not want any mobile phones going off during the ceremony, but people are bound to use their phones and electronic devices during your reception. Many people rely on their phone cameras to capture photos on the day and this can drain a battery fast. Providing a charging station is an easy and budget-friendly way to ensure guests can keep their devices topped up, and it prevents them from having to go back to their room or their car to recharge their batteries.
Provide Late-Night Snacks
If you’re planning a party which will go all until late, it helps if you have food available as don’t forget your guests will be working up an appetite with all that dancing. Traditionally, at Greek weddings fruit platters are laid on each table to make sure guests have something to nibble on in the evening. Edible fruit arrangements can be a nice way to do this. They give a pretty assortment of fruit for guests to enjoy.
These are just some tips you can consider when arranging a wedding. There are all sorts of added extras that can really add to a wedding. Have you experienced any that would make a great addition to those mentioned?
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