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7 Intentional Ways to Make Your Wedding Fun
With so much effort put into your wedding, you hope your guests aren’t bored at it! Here are some tips to make your wedding FUN!
If you’ve attended a lot of weddings, you know that some are simply more fun than others. Maybe you knew more people there, or the venue was new and exciting, or the decor was stunning, or there were fun activities you enjoyed. Or the couple simply served food on time. On the other hand, you attended some weddings where the time seemed to drag on and the courses took forever to arrive, leaving you yawning and wondering how long more you had to stay to be polite.
As a couple planning the biggest celebration of your life, you definitely don’t want your guests to be looking at their watches! How can you make your wedding fun and enjoyable not just for yourselves, but also for your guests? While the aesthetic details of your big day are important, don’t focus all of your energy on perfecting your wedding vision board, fine-tuning the design details, and labouring over the itinerary. It’s crucial to remember that the ultimate goal is to create an emotional and memorable experience for yourselves and your guests. Read on for some tips on how to have a fun and emotional wedding that is enjoyable for everyone involved.
1. Personalise Your CeremonyKatrina and Naresh’s Sunshine Yellow Wildflower Wedding at The Alkaff Mansion by Lydia K Photography
Your wedding is a celebration of you and your love, and personalising it will make it meaningful and add emotional depth to your day. The heart of your wedding day, your wedding ceremony is a key aspect to inject personality and significance, such as by writing your own vows. Expressing your love for your partner’s unique quirks, telling them why you chose them for the rest of your life, promising them adventures and support in your new chapter together–the vows you write for your partner will create an emotional moment they will cherish forever. You can also include family and friends in personalising your ceremony. Have a pet? Why not let your dog be your ring bearer? Ask your bridal party to show off their dance moves or hop on the flower groomsmen trend. Get both your parents to walk you down the aisle. Incorporating traditions that are significant to you as a couple will make the wedding ceremony special for you and your guests.
2. Plan Fun ActivitiesJo Ting and Ben’s Vibrant and Playful Wedding at InterContinental Singapore by The Perfect Statement
While the wedding ceremony is the most important part of your day, the reception is where you can really let loose and have fun. During your wedding reception lunch or dinner, plan to have activities or entertainment to keep your guests engaged beyond the standard wedding highlights video or childhood montage slideshow. Give them something to do with a photo booth, flower bar, or tea bar. Keep them amused with prize-winning games or serenade them with a live band.
3. Think of the CompanyYanyee and Zenas’s Industrial Boho Wedding at Singapore Wine Vault with Warm Earthy Tones by Smittenpixels Co.
Weddings are all about celebrating you, but when reminiscing a wedding, guests usually remember the people they had fun with rather than the decor. They enjoy catching up with family and friends they might not have seen in a long time. Fostering connection helps your guests have a good time. Try your best to seat your guests with people they know or whom they have something in common with. Facilitate conversation with ice-breakers like table games or fun facts about each guest.
4. Serve Fun FoodChloe and Victor’s Bright and Citrusy Wedding at Wheeler’s Estate by Arture Photography
The food served has got to be one of the most important aspects of any event. Make sure you serve food on time so you don’t get hangry guests! If you’re holding a wedding at a mealtime, be sure to offer guests something to eat, and serve food on time. To up the fun factor, serve fun or unexpected crowd pleasers, like having an ice cream or coffee cart, offering a beautiful dessert table, or serving signature cocktails.
5. Let Guests Know What to ExpectMaheen and Daniel’s Beachside Wedding at Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa by Thomas Tan Photography
Guests can be flexible when they know what’s going to happen. No one wants to show up for a wedding in a three-piece suit, only to find out that the ceremony will be held under 30-degree sun without any shade. Let your guests know as much about your wedding as possible, whether through the invitations, your wedding website, or word of mouth. For example, if you’re not going to serve food, you can let guests know and they’ll show up with full stomachs ready to have a good time, instead of arriving expecting to be fed and having a negative experience.
6. Show Your AppreciationPatricia and Martijn’s Island Luxe Wedding in Khayangan Estate, Bali by Terralogical
Give your guests that warm and fuzzy feeling by showing your appreciation with thoughtful touches like writing them notes, creating a personalised wedding favour, making time to talk to each one of them, or shouting them out in your thank-you speech. Let them know how much you love and appreciate them being in your lives, and they’ll leave your wedding in a great mood
7. Focus on What’s ImportantEunice and Jeremy’s Lively Wedding at Monti at 1-Pavilion by Freddy Wong Photography
At the end of the day, your wedding is about celebrating your love and commitment to each other. Don’t get too caught up in the aesthetic details or in trying to make everything perfect. Focus on what’s important: the love and connection between you and your partner, and the momentous next step you’re taking together in the presence of the people you hold dearest. By keeping this in mind, you’ll create a special and emotional wedding experience that is enjoyable for yourselves and your guests. If you have fun, your guests will follow your lead and let loose and enjoy themselves too.
Credits: Feature image from Angie and Horng Perng’s Rustic Bohemian Wedding at Open Farm Community by Knotties Frame
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