Personalize Your Wedding and Wow Your Guests
If you have been to a few wedding receptions in the past you may notice that they are all pretty much the same… The Bride and Groom are introduced, they have their first dance together as husband and wife, dinner is served, a few toasts are made, there is some
dancing, the cake is cut, the bouquet and garter are thrown and the party starts to diminish in size as the guests begin leaving.
Your wedding doesn’t have to be like that. Of course you may want all or some of the above mentioned activities but you certainly don’t want your guests to get bored and leave because your wedding is just like all the others they have recently been to. There are lots of subtle ways to engage your guests and involve them in your wedding. Keep them interested and they will stay longer and have more fun!
Here are just a few ideas:
These ideas are not for everyone.
Remember your wedding is all about your personalities and what you are comfortable with.
A monogram projection will add a touch of elegance to your reception.
Customize the bridal party introductions by writing a brief statement about the persons being introduced, your relationship to them, something about them that personalizes the introduction. Something funny is always good as long as you don’t embarrass anyone. Have the DJ play a song that fits each person’s personality. This captures your guests attention right away and let’s them know your reception is going to be different.
If you have a buffet style dinner and need to release tables individually, create a sign for each table with the name of a popular song. When the DJ plays their song that table goes to the buffet. This gets your guests talking with each other and breaks the ice if guests don’t know each other well.
Be sure your DJ includes dance area lighting to add to the excitement and encourage more of your guests to dance.
Consider playing “The Newlywed Game” at your wedding. You’ll find out just how much the two of you know about one another and have your guests laughing out loud.
Have you made or purchased centerpieces for the tables that you don’t want to keep after the wedding. I have some great ideas to involve your guests that will break the ice and get your guests talking to one another.
Photo Booths are a fun way to entertain your guests throughout the reception. You’ll have some great photos of your guests and a guestbook that you will enjoy looking at 20 years from now.
These are just a few ideas, some of which may or may not appeal to you. Remember your wedding is all about your personalities and what you are comfortable with.
Be sure to download the free booklet “37 Ways to Personalize Your Wedding and Wow Your Guests” for more great ideas.