Throwing a wedding party is a great way to end your big day. Everyone can get together to reflect on the occasion and let their hair down. Organizing your wedding day might feel like a lot of work without the party. Yet, organizing a post-wedding party has never been easier thanks to this list. Here is everything you need to throw the perfect wedding party.
Personalized treats for the guests
Wedding favors for your guests is a great way to say thank you for attending and allows them to take something home to remember your special day.
Everyone loves a sweet treat, thus getting personalized candy favors is a great idea for your wedding party. You could add the guests name or personalize everyone’s candy with yours and your partners name and the date of the wedding. No matter if your guests like chocolate or sweets, there is something for everyone.
Use an organizer
If you feel that you don’t have enough time or expertise to throw the perfect party for your wedding, then it might help to work with an organizer. They will know how to throw the best parties and they will ensure to tailor it to you needs and preferences.
You can be as involved as you want to be with wedding party organizers. You can let them take full control or attend sessions so that you can give them as much guidance as they need to ensure that the wedding party fulfills your dreams.
Start a wedding hashtag
Sharing your wedding with the world is what some people like to do. If you want to share your memories online and ensure that you can see every photo that people upload of your day, you could create a wedding hashtag and encourage people to share photos during or after the party.
Using a hashtag means that all attendees can share their snaps and view others all in the same place.
Greet each guest
Sometimes the wedding hosts do not get to speak to every single guest as they are overwhelmed by the day’s events. You can combat this common mistake by greeting each and every guest.
Unlike traditional parties, you could get to the wedding party venue first and be at the doors for when your guests arrive. That way, you will be able to speak to each and every guest and not miss out on thanking them and chatting with them about your wedding.
Spend some money on an open-bar
If you have some cash to spare, it can help to put it towards an open bar. An open bar will allow guests to have a few drinks on you and enjoy themselves. If they forget their wallet, then it won’t be a problem as the drinks will be covered.
You can make an open bar work on most budgets. You don’t need to go all out and provide the most expensive drinks. Instead, you can offer beer and cocktail options that align with your budget.
Make a signature cocktail
Speaking of drinks, you can make your wedding party one to remember with a signature drink. This is often a cocktail that reflects your favorite flavors and spirits. You can make a brand new cocktail or choose your and your partner’s favorite one. You can begin the party by offering a cocktail to every guest to enjoy and remember.
As an extra treat, you could make a ‘craft your own’ kit for your guests to take home and recreate the cocktail to remember your special day.
Take a change of clothes
Spending all day in your wedding outfit can be tiring, especially if you are scared of getting it dirty. Instead, you can take a change of clothes and wear a wedding party outfit.
Common wedding party outfits involve more relaxed versions of the main outfit. For instance, a woman might wish to change into a shorter style of dress that reflects the detail of her main event dress yet is more comfortable.
Late-night food options
Although you have probably offered wedding guests a three-course meal or a meal of choice, guests might get hungry later in the evening. Nobody wants their guests to go hungry. Thus, having late-night food options will satisfy everyone’s needs and encourage them to stay until the end.
Some fun ideas for late-night food include a hog roast, barbeque, nibbles, or cinema-style snacks.
Alongside feeding your guests, you will want to make sure that they are as comfortable as possible. Offering enough seating and places to gather and socialize will ensure that they can relax as well as party.
Additional comfort features include blankets and spare shoes, in case it gets cold or their feet hurt. No matter the wedding party location, the night could get chilly and guests won’t want to freeze. Thus, offering blankets will ensure that they can stay warm while they party.
Ask for song requests
Every wedding party involves some good tunes. Often, the wedding hosts choose the tracks. However, it can help people feel involved if they can offer song requests. These should be requested before the party so that the DJ can prepare them.
You can ask for song requests through online forms or as a response to your wedding invitation.
What’s a wedding party without wedding games? To throw the perfect party, ensure that games are fun and interactive. All guests should be involved from the children to the grandparents.
Some wedding game ideas include:
- Oversize Jenga
- Giant connect four
- Ring toss
Encouraging everyone to join in will get everyone in good spirits and allow people to relax and enjoy the party.
If you thought that throwing the perfect wedding party was impossible, now you will think twice. It is possible to throw your ultimate dream wedding party alongside the big day. Simply add your own twist and ensure that everyone can have fun and be comfortable to relax and party all night.