Your wedding is an important occasion for you and your spouse. It’s a whole day dedicated to celebrating your love and union. Several months before the date, you’ve already begun with your wedding preparations. And, of course, everything has been set up according to you and your spouse’s preferences.
But many couples who get married forget that the wedding involves not only them but also several other people. It’s a day that will be flocked by your relatives and friends. As much as possible, you want to make it memorable for them, too, as much as it is for you. Here are some tips for organizing an unforgettable wedding day.
Appreciate the people who are able to attend
No wedding is complete without the company of your loved ones. So let them know you’re grateful for their presence. On your wedding day, all eyes will be on you and your spouse. It will be a hectic day, and you barely would have time to eat with your guests. But make sure to allocate brief moments to go table by table and greet each attendee.
Remember that they’re there to see and celebrate with you. So make an effort to spend time with your guests, whether it be through jumping tables and having short talks or dancing with them on the dance floor.
Give away useful wedding favors
Most weddings have small tokens that are given to guests. But sadly, most of the things we receive in weddings are not that useful. We end up storing them in a box somewhere and never seeing them again. You probably even have just a single piece of wedding memorabilia in a box beneath your bed.
Chances are, no one’s going to display a photo of you and your spouse in their homes. Think of a wedding favor that will be useful to your guests, like a well-packaged liquor (just put a custom neck hanger or tag), printed coffee mugs, journals, etc. Give them something they can actually use often and recall the wonderful memories of your wedding day whenever they see it.
Get your guests involved
For sure, your guests will have an enjoyable time witnessing and celebrating you and your spouse’s union. But long ceremonies and speeches from your family and friends might not be very entertaining. As much as possible, make your guest feel involved in the ceremony.
You can play games and have quick activities for them to participate in. Or have them organize a short presentation during the intermission. Even simply encouraging them to request songs for the band to play will have them waltzing away on the dance floor.
Skip certain wedding traditions
If you’re not the first to get married among your friends, then you and your gang have probably attended quite a number of weddings in the past few years. So, chances are, you already know how weddings go. A repetitive ceremony is easy to forget.
Instead of following the traditional wedding program, opt for something different. Figure out what you can do to set your wedding apart. Maybe you can organize activities for guests hours before the wedding, like a bowling game or an amazing race where the winner gets a special treat during the reception. Dare to be different, and it will surely be a memorable day for your guests.
You and your spouse are sure to enjoy your wedding day. But make an effort to ensure that your guests are having a fun, unforgettable day, too.