Yes, your wedding should be magical, romantic, all those lovely things. But above all – and this is just one view – it should be fun.
You’ve got people visiting from afar to see you and your partner get hitched, the least you can do is make sure they have a fun-filled, thoroughly entertaining day.
So while you’ll want to ensure that your wedding ticks all the boxes of your childhood dreams, you’ll want to go to extra lengths to add the fun. But how?
Below, we take a look at five ideas to ensure your big day is this year’s most fun event.
Consider Trimming The Guest List
They say that bigger is always better, but when it comes to your wedding guest list, sometimes less is more.
The reason being, if the guests don’t know each other, or only know you dimly, then it’ll take longer for everyone to unwind and get into the fun state of mind (you’ll have more leeway if you’re making your wedding a multi-day affair, such as when it takes place overseas).
When you’re putting together your guest list, consider keeping it to people who you know will feel comfortable straight away, and who can bring the fun.
Add Your Personality
There are a few staple wedding additions that every big day seems to have. They’re lovely, worth including, but not necessarily fun. For that, you’ll want to look at adding your own personality to proceedings.
You and your partner have a full life — add touches of it to the big day. For example, if you’re big in to, say, cycling, then cycling related decorations would be a good idea.
Fun isn’t only about entertainment – it’s about putting your own spin on things.
If you’ve been to a handful of weddings, then you’ll have seen the same things over and over again.
For your wedding, why not throw a surprise or two in there? You can set up a ‘make your own cocktail’ station, for example, or make the most of a photo booth hire, and have your guests take funny photographs all night.
If you’re going to be spending the bulk of the reception outdoors, then how about a bouncy castle? Your guests will love it.
If you’re getting married during the summer, then you’ll have the perfect opportunity to get into the outdoors and play good old lawn games.
It’s an awesome icebreaker for the guests who don’t know others, for starters, and there’s nothing like a little bit of friendly competitiveness to get people into the swing of having a good time.
Plus, if it’s a game that requires a hint of movement, they’ll also get people warmed up for the dance floor. And talking of which….
You can’t have a fun wedding without a great dance floor! And where’s the fun? In the people, of course.
Of all the key decisions you’ll make, making sure you hire a DJ who understands how to keep everyone dancing will be among the most important!
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