Wedding Details Guests Care About
You don’t really need to have an open bar but having beer and wine at a minimum or a signature drink for even a period of time at the reception that is gratis to your guests is a great idea. It’ll be memorable and help everyone to loosen up for the fun to come! A great idea is a mobile bar or prosecco cart!
One area we always recommend focussing on is the food. You never want hungry guests and they will remember if they were starving between the ceremony and reception. Canapes and food stations are always a big hit. We’ve even seen food trucks during cocktail hour. For dinner, make sure that you focus on the details of the meal and that it’s one your guests will remember fondly!
A Smooth Day
Investing in a wedding planner or even a day of coordinator is well worth it. Timing is key on a wedding day. You want everything to run on time and smoothly – your guests will thank you for it. A planner will ensure that the cocktail hour starts promptly after your ceremony and will gather family members for portraits so that everything can get going.
If there’s going to be distance between locations, and especially if alcohol is a part of your day, you want to make sure you have transportation for your guests. Some people travel to weddings as well so taking this additional strain off of them is a nice gesture and a detail that your guests will care about
Do your homework when looking for a DJ and read a lot of reviews. Whether you have a band or a DJ, make sure you interview everyone. You want the right fit since a bad experience during the party can be awkward. Ask them when they will take breaks, what types of music they will play and how they interact with guests during the evening. Ensure you also provide a do and do not play list.
You want to make sure that you have just the right amount of space for everyone to move around and get in and out of their seats. Another important detail is having adequate lighting and dancing space. Try to find a venue with as much natural light as possible for an elevated feel. This will reflect in your photos as well. A wedding planner should be able to figure out the appropriate square footage required based on your guest list and offer suggestions based on that.
Remember, ultimately every wedding has things that go wrong – that’s normal! Try to maintain a relaxed and happy attitude. After all this is the best day of your life! If your guests see you smiling and dancing they will have a wonderful time and talk about your wedding day for years to come!