This question is subjective, lets say that upfront. A great wedding to one couple may not be so great to another. There are many factors, your wedding venue, time of day, guests, time of year, the weather, all these things play in to the overall wedding experience. A great wedding may be 400 people for some and to others 40 may be perfect. So, a great wedding takes different meaning for different couples, that probably goes without saying. What we have compiled are some ideas to consider as you plan your wedding and try to make it great.
Ceremonies are why everyone comes. They came to see you get married. However, long and drawn out ceremonies can causes guests to lose attention. So, if possible, try to keep your wedding ceremony to around twenty minuets.
Splurge on the Open Bar
Everyone enjoys a good time and an open bar provides just that. Your reception and overall wedding experience is at another level with an open bar involved. It will cost some money, no doubt, but guests really appreciate it and it makes the entire night more enjoyable for them.
Keep Speeches Short
Back to the attention aspect. Keeping speeches short keeps the reception moving and allows guests to continue to mingle and talk. Make sure those giving speeches are well prepared and have a plan that will work well in the time frame you decide upon.
Ask for Song Requests
Prior to the wedding, ask your guests what songs they’d like to hear. It is your wedding, so you make the ultimate call, but it is a good idea to know what would work for your guests so the dance floor isn’t empty. You can also have your DJ take requests during the reception. Either way, if they guests have songs playing they love to hear, the dance floor will be packed, and that is a great experience for everyone.
Have a Photo Booth
A photo booth brings a great dynamic to the wedding and helps capture memories you’ll cherish forever. The photographer has everything else covered, but a photo booth provides a way for guests to take a picture home or a group of people to get together and not steal the photographer from capturing other moments.
These are just a few ideas to help make a great wedding. If you need a wedding venue, call us today to schedule a time to look at our property.