Your wedding guests aren’t looking to be wowed at your wedding (they’re there for you) but it’s only natural you want them to feel welcome and enjoy themselves! If you are looking to pull out all the stops, there’s a few easy ways to go about it. From entertainment to bathroom baskets and flip flop come dance floor time, here are 5 great ways to impress your wedding guests…
Photo from Denise & Niall’s real wedding by Renata Dapsyte
Food is a big part of weddings! Guests love their grub and are only dying to get a glimpse of what’s on offer come dinner time. Make sure there’s something for everyone (check in with Vegetarians/Vegans and anyone with food intolerance’s via your invite). If you’re looking to impress, there’s lots of lovely other foodie ideas you can incorporate too that will have guests tummies rumbling from candy buffets and chocolate fountains to tasty late night eats. Some of our favourite trends are quirky drinks stations, crisp sambo kits and food trucks! Check out some amazing suppliers here.
Photo from Emily & Tom’s real wedding by Hollie The Wedding Planner
There are so many amazing ways to surprise your guests – from comedians to caricature artists, including some form of entertainment will be a big hit. It’s a fun experience they won’t be expecting and will provide some amazing memories too. There are lots of brilliant entertainment options that will ensue they have a ball. Have some games during the drinks reception or a magician or comedian, surprise them with singing waiters or a singing chef during dinner, have a caricature artist pop by or have some Irish Dancers wow them on the dance floor. A photo or video booth will also go down a treat, plus they get a little memento to take away! Browse some epic wedding entertainment suppliers here.
Photo from Chris & Nicola’s real wedding by James Hardie Photography
It’s a long day for guests so little touches can go a long way. Guests will really appreciate the little things like a bathroom basket where they can nab some mints or deodorant to freshen up, or a pin for a dodgy hem. The ladies will also flock to some flip flop comes dance floor time when the heels get the better of them! And if you’re having a winter wedding, some brollies and blankets can be a nice touch too for chilly, wet days.
Photo from Chereen & Damien’s real wedding by Couple Photography
It can be nice to let guests know just how much you appreciate them being there! You can do this with some sweet personal touches – make sure to have a chat with them at some stage throughout the day or leave a personalised message at their place setting. Another lovely idea is thank you card or sign telling them how much they mean to you!
Entertaining the Kids
Photo from Katherina & Michael’s real wedding by Your Wedding Planner in Malta – Dream Days Weddings
If you’re having kids at your wedding, your guests will be blown away if you arrange goodie bags, some form of entertainment like Magic Carl or even a professional childminder so they can have the night off! There are several companies that specialise in childcare at weddings including Fun ‘n Frills, FUNtastic Childcare Events and The Care Necessities who will supervise your little ones and keep them well entertained!
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Pamela enjoys writing about all things decor (she loves buying it too) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery.