After months of planning, your special day has finally arrived. Your perfect venue is prepped, the menu is set, the cake looks delicious, and your dress fits like a glove. But, you have a lingering thought, “Will my guests really like all the work that went into planning?” It’s no secret that guests attend weddings for two things: food and the party, but as a couple you want your event to be more memorable than that. Here is a list of 5 things that your guests wish you would do:
Clear up the dress code debacle
Make it known on your invitation how you want your guests to dress. Never make your guests guess, it leads to confusion, stress, and phone calls from your friends and family.
Assign your guests to a table, but stop assigning them a specific seat. Guests don’t mind being told what table to sit at, it actually takes some pressure off the “where should we sit” situation, but they hate being told what seat to sit at. It makes them uncomfortable, especially if they don’t know anyone at the table, or are separated from their plus one.
Cut the “extras”
It’s may come as a surprise but guests love the food, booze, and the party. Guests would rather have that upgraded bar instead of the personalized, foiled covered candy.
Don’t interrupt the party
Make sure all the tradition elements, like cake cutting and special dances, are over when the party actually starts. Nothing makes guests more unhappy than having to stop the epic dance battle they are having for a bouquet toss.
Make the reception feel like a party
To achieve the “This was the best wedding ever!”, make your reception a party. Keep the music on, the bar open, and dance the night away. If you are having fun, mingling, and just enjoying the night, your guests are going to have the time of their lives.
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