Weddings are such beautiful days celebrating love and a new marriage. But if you are choosing a more traditional wedding, then there can be a lot of tradition, funnily enough, which isn’t always the most fun. Plus there are certain rules and legalities that have to happen in order to make the marriage legal. But with your reception and even for parts of the ceremony, you have the scope to jazz things up a little, add your own personality stamp, and make the wedding a little more fun and enjoyable for all. So with that in mind, here are some ideas to help you inject more personality into your wedding. Is there anything else that you would add to the list?
Arrange Seating Thoughtfully
When your guests are coming to the wedding they are coming to see you get married, but they may not know too many other guests at the wedding, depending on how many groups of people you have invited. So to make sure that all guests can enjoy themselves as they eat a meal, think about the seating plan carefully. People don’t have to know each other, but having some common ground, such as those with children or those that work in similar industries, will give them a connection to be able to talk more easily about things.
Keep Toasts Short and Sweet
No one goes to a wedding for a TED talk, so if you are doing speeches at your wedding, make sure that you are keeping things as short and sweet as possible. Guests will want to get onto the next course of food or onto the dancing, so it is more enjoyable for all to keep the speeches meaningful, but not overly long.
Make Your First Dance One to Remember
Having a fun and memorable first dance makes for a great moment for all at the wedding. It is just a moment for the two of you, but others can switch off if it goes on for a long time to a slow dance. So how about shaking things up a little? You could arrange with a DJ to switch up the music half-way through, or even get a unique wedding band to walk in as you dance. Music is important at a wedding and can be part of the fun. So looking at somewhere like this website to find a wedding band near you, could be a good idea. Just think a little outside of the box.
Have Something For the Kids
If you are inviting children to your wedding then it can be an added stress for the parents, as they need things to occupy their children with all day. And unless you want guests leaving early, then having something in place can be really handy. It could be something simple as a separate space in the room for children with things like coloring or toys set up, as well as somewhere that they could nap comfortably. Of course, you may not invite children, but just something to think about.