For so many couples we meet, when asked to describe how they want their wedding day to be, the popular answer is "FUN!" We couldn't agree more- it makes sense to want the best, most important, most planned day of your life to be remembered as an exuberant party where everyone present, especially bride and groom, have the time of their lives.
So, while "fun" is often the goal, how do you get there? There are so many elements that can be included to make your day unique and anything but stuffy. So laugh, dance, and party away on your wedding day! We're here to help you know how.
1. Let the party begin before the ceremony
It's not only thoughtful and creative, but providing refreshments before the ceremony also sets a great tone for the rest of the evening to your guests. Tea and lemonade, or a taste of your signature cocktail, can be a fun addition and surprise to arriving guests, one that will surely put a smile on their face that won't soon fade.
2. Add elements of humor and personality to your ceremony
We certainly have a huge soft spot in our hearts for traditional ceremonies; with that being said, who doesn't love to laugh through tears at a funny line in a groom's vow or a reference to the time the bride slipped on the pavement on their first date? Allowing you personalities to shine through and making the ceremony and vows truly about the two individuals who are joining their lives will make the ceremony unique, fun, and romantic.
3. Involve your bridal party
You chose your bridesmaids and groomsmen because you love them and they make your life fun, right? Why don't you let their personalities shine through, too? This can be at the recessional or introductions at your reception. Either way, allow them to be their fun, goofy, selves with a signature move!
4. Don't forget about your junior guests
If you're allowing children at your wedding, set up a special area or room for them with fun activities. Hiring a babysitter (hello, high school kids who need community service hours!) will allow the kids to have a blast while their parents are enjoying the heck out of your wedding- they will be sure to thank you!
5. Party favors
You asked for a fun party, and what fun party doesn't come complete with favors!? We love masks, glow sticks, fans, sunglasses, and noisemakers. Anything to get your guests in the partying mood!
6. Have fun food
Sure, you can go with your traditional fish or chicken, potatoes and vegetables, or you can think outside of the box! Why not have some creative food stations, sampling of you and your new spouse's favorite food from your hometown, or twists on feel-good favorites like macaroni and cheese and pizza?
7. Tease your send-off
You can plan an epic send-off (think fireworks, sparklers, or horseback!) but what good is it if everyone heads home early? Let your guests know throughout the evening that something special is coming at the end of the night. Place signs in strategic places communicating that whatever is coming at midnight, they don't want to miss it!
8. Play fun music
This is our expertise, after all! By having a great DJ (eh hem), you are ensuring that your guests will be moving and grooving all night long to their favorite tunes. Trust us (this isn't just our bias either), no good party has crappy music.
Say it with us: "no good party has crappy music."
If you can squeeze an extra special treat into your budget, a surprise for your guests can be money well spent! A dancer, mariatchi band, flash mob, or anything else that you think your guests will talk about long after the day is over will be just the ticket.
10. Wardrobe change
This is a very big trend for 2016 weddings and we think this is why! Brides (and grooms) who slip away during the reception and emerge in a completely new (and usually more danceable) outfit get everyone talking! So while that beautiful lace ballgown is the dress of your dreams, that sassy feathered and sequined number is the dress of the night.
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