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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

A Guide to Planning a Fun Wedding Reception

While your wedding day will be a celebration of your commitment to your other half, you must ensure you cater to your guests’ needs throughout the big day. After all, they will be choosing to spend five hours or more with both of you during the reception.
It is imperative to ensure that they are comfortable and have plenty of fun from beginning to end. To ensure your guests never want to go home, read this helpful guide to planning a fun wedding reception.
Consider Comfort
It is crucial your guests feel relaxed and comfortable during the reception. For example, if you are hosting a winter wedding, they might be delighted to receive a hot cup of cocoa or mulled wine upon arrival. If you’re planning a summer wedding, help your guests to feel refreshed and hydrated with a cold glass of lemonade or a chilled cocktail.
You also could increase their comfort levels by providing a basket of helpful items in a restroom, which could feature:
  • Safety pins
  • Deodorant
  • Mints
  • A sewing kit
  • Band-Aids
It is a thoughtful way to care for your loved ones’ needs and ensure everyone has a great time.
Plan Unexpected Entertainment
While your wedding guests will likely expect to find a DJ and a dancefloor at the venue, you could blow them away with an obstacle course bounce house, which can delight both adults and children. So, give your wedding the wow factor by incorporating unexpected entertainment into your reception. Your guests will be glad you did. 
Cater to Your Guests
Hungry guests might be tempted to leave the reception early to grab a bite to eat. To keep their feet firmly on the dancefloor, you must provide ample food that will ensure they are happy throughout the event. After all, the last thing you will want is for your friends and relatives to remember your wedding due to their rumbling stomachs. 
So, confirm with the caterer that the food service will run in a timely and efficient manner, and there will be enough dishes to cater to your guests’ needs. For example, you could add a late-night snack station to feed your loved ones.
Encourage Your Guests onto the Dancefloor
If you want your guests to have a brilliant time from beginning to end of your wedding reception, you need to get them onto the dancefloor as soon as possible. Rather than waiting until the end of the night to encourage people to get up onto their feet, you should open up the dancefloor to your nearest and dearest as soon as the first dance has come to an end.
Hand Out Fun Wedding Favors
Make your guests smile during the reception by handing out fun wedding favors. For example, they will appreciate a cute plant, a cool pair of sunglasses or a jar of candy. You could even provide them with some take-home treats that they can use the next day, such as a bag of your favorite coffee beans or a hot cocoa mix.


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