Have you ever wondered what makes a memorable wedding? As one of the most magical and beautiful days of your life, a wedding should be something that stays in your mind for the rest of your life. It’s one of those memories you cling onto no matter how old you and your partner get, and it’s something you remember to make yourself smile when times are tough.
As a day of celebrations and reconnecting with loved ones, it’s also your job to make the wedding memorable for those involved. This is arguably one of the harder things to do when planning a wedding. Many couples focus on things that could make their wedding more memorable, but they often neglect to think about how they can make their wedding a wonderful day for their guests too.
So in this post, we’re going to take a look at a few golden rules for a memorable wedding day for both you and your guests.
The day isn’t just about you, it’s about those who came to witness you as well
While some would argue that a wedding day is all about the bride and groom, we actually don’t think that’s true at all. When you really think about it, a big wedding isn’t worth anything unless there are other people to witness it. You and your partner know you love each other, so making it official doesn’t need to be this big huge event since you can just get married in an office. However, the moment you decide to make an event of it is the moment you want to share your happiness with other people.
People are going to travel across the country or even the globe to attend your wedding. They’re taking time out of their schedules, using work holidays or even going unpaid for a weekend just to see you and your partner get married. The least you can do is respect what your guests go through in order to dress up and look the part when they attend your wedding. With this in mind, you should start thinking about your wedding as an event for everyone. You should focus on making everyone happy, giving them something to remember from the event and ensuring that they go home with a smile on their faces.
So here are a couple of golden rules to follow when it comes to making your guests feel extra special when they attend your wedding.
- Greet everyone personally when they arrive and introduce your friends and family to one another to get them mingling
- Provide plenty of wedding entertainment options throughout the event to keep your guest entertained
- Offer personalized wedding favors and give them to your guests as they arrive or before they leave
- Invite your guests to write in your guest book with a variety of different pens, pencils, stamps and other bits of stationary
- Put together a hangover kit for when your guests leave. This can include some pain killers, a sleeping mask, a bottle of water and even a thank you message
These are just a couple of ideas to help make your wedding more memorable for your guests. While it can eat a bit into your wedding budget, it’s essential that you focus on providing your guests with a fantastic service and treat them all in a way that makes them feel special. If you fail to do this, your guests won’t enjoy their time at your wedding and could even feel frustrated or annoyed at the venue, making them less likely to mingle with other guests and potentially cause trouble once the alcohol sets in.
Capture beautiful memories in both traditional and unique ways
A memorable wedding is one that will stay in your mind for a long time. One that conjures up happy memories whenever you think about it. While your memory can serve you well for most of your life, you might eventually reach a point where you start to forget some of the amazing things that happened on your wedding day. It’s not to do with old age either. You and your partner will eventually reach a point where living with each other and loving each other becomes natural. However, having little memoirs of your wedding and trinkets to remember your big day can help to reignite that passion you have for each other and help you reminisce about that magical moment in your lives.
This is where it helps to record your memories using both traditional and unique methods. One important traditional method is to ensure you hire reputable wedding photographers. Their goal is to record the scenes in your wedding, capture beautiful moments and provide you with hundreds of emotional memories. You can then revisit these memories in physical form as large photographs, or even in a digital album of images. Without a professional photographer, some of those precious moments will be lost forever.
For a more modern approach, why not consider setting up a special social media account or even having a hashtag for your wedding? This will allow social media users at your event to take pictures of their wedding, record their memories, and upload them to social media for others to see. If you prefer to keep it private, then you could always use a Facebook group and invite all your guests to it so they can share their photographs and thoughts. This is a great way to help capture more unique moments throughout your wedding day that your wedding photographers might miss.
Lastly, we also can’t forget your wedding guestbook. This is a fun way for your guests to record their thoughts and messages while they’re at your wedding. However, you should always try to add a couple of extra additions near the book. For example, an instant camera is a great way for your guests to add photographs to your guestbook, and having different colored pens and pencils can be a fun way for them to add a bit of personalization to their messages.
We hope that these golden rules for a memorable wedding have helped inspired you to make some changes or additions to your wedding plan.