Have you ever flicked through a bridal magazine and thought that all the dresses and floral arrangements all looked alike? Although there are a lot of magazines and articles out there guiding the planning process, many brides want their weddings to have that one special feature to make their wedding stand out. After all, every relationship is unique, therefore there should be something about your wedding to honor your special someone. Here are a few ideas to help make your wedding memorable.
You and your new spouse have probably been through a lot in your relationship, and your story deserves to be shared today of all days. Give each reception table a name (for example, “Richmond Avenue”) that relates to your courtship. Have a tent card on the table with a short explanation of its significance, and maybe even a few pictures if you have any. Make it personal to the guests by seating them at a table that is relevant to them. For example, if you and your spouse met at college, sit all your college friends at that table so they can all reminisce and swap stories.
Even with their camera phones snapping away, it’s always nice to have some printed photographs to remember the day. Unfortunately, you have to wait weeks before you can see the pictures your wedding photographer took, and your guests won’t be able to share in that experience with you. However, if you include a Booth Boy as an attraction for your reception, everyone can take pictures with you, your spouse, and old friends. They can instantly have a hard copy to take home, and they can always remember how they shared your special day.
Keep everyone dancing
If your wedding venue has a dance floor, you want to make the most of it by getting everyone dancing. This can be a bit challenging is most of your guests are shy about their moves. To add a little encouragement, request songs that are special to specific guests. For example, if you and your college friends had a special song that always got you dancing, have the DJ play that song and request that they all dance with you. Special dances don’t just have to be reserved for your partner or parents.
It can be tricky to decide to invite friends with small children. Of course you want them to be there, but they’ll have to decide between keeping the kids entertained or hiring a babysitter so they can partake in all the fun. Make the decision for them by hiring a wedding nanny for the big event. Set them up in a room near the reception so your youngest guests have a place to go when they tucker out and their parents can stop by to check in on them easily. Stock the room with snacks, games and a portable DVD player to keep them entertained and make sure there’s a soft sofa and blankets for those inevitable naps.