Your wedding day should hopefully be one of the happiest days of your life, filled with magical moments, with each memory staying with you for years to come. However, if you’re worried about your wedding turning into a stuffy, formal affair and want to inject some personality into your planning, then don’t worry! Read on for some unique ideas you can steal to make your big day more fun.
Veto the traditional 3-course dinner and have some fun with interactive food stations (or food bars). These are a great way to get your guests up and mingling and will certainly ensure that no one leaves hungry! The advantage of having food stations at your wedding is that they are easily customizable, so you can pick whatever you fancy.
Just a few examples of popular wedding foods include:
*Ice Cream Bars
Having food bars will help set the tone for your wedding, showing that you and your spouse are fun and easy-going. Informal dining is also a good way to remind guests that, even though this is a wedding, that doesn’t mean it has to be boring.
2)Ditch the Ballgown
One of the biggest wedding anxieties – for the bride, at least – is the dress. When you picture your wedding, do you see yourself going down the traditional route, with a white princess gown, complete with sweetheart neckline, billowing veil and lots of lace? If your answer is a hard no, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Nowadays, wedding boutiques have expanded to a vast range of dress styles to suit every bride, so you can have more freedom of choice when selecting your gown. If you need a better visual representation of your dream dress, have a look at this amazing infographic guide for brides.
If you have kids at your wedding, you’ll want to make sure they’re as entertained as your adult guests. Organize a kids-only designated area, filled with games, toys, crafts and other things to keep them busy while the adults help themselves to the bar. Also remember to include some kid-friendly music, including a Disney playlist, to keep the little ones happy. Otherwise, you could always hire professional entertainment, such as a children’s DJ, magician, clown or impersonator. Research entertainment vendors to try and find a good package deal that doesn’t go over your budget.
Of course, games aren’t just for kids. If you really want to shake things up for your wedding reception, then there are several wedding games you can include to make things a bit livelier. For a summer wedding, outdoor games are ideal for enjoying the sunny weather and encouraging your guests to break the ice and let loose. Some terrific games ideas include:
Another fun game everyone can enjoy is some classic Wedding Speech Bingo: an essential for any long, tedious speeches that threaten to send guests into a deep sleep.
5)End on a High
To make sure that your guests leave your wedding with nothing but good memories, end the night on a high note. A great way to keep the celebrations going is to include a special surprise at the end of the night. This can be anything, from a firework display to a specially choreographed last dance, flash mob, or maybe even a duet with your new spouse (if you think you have the pipes for it).