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Ways to keep your wedding guests smiling

- August 16, 2012 - by: miguel

Ways to keep your wedding guests smiling

Keep your guests smiling at your wedding, from beginning to end

You want your wedding guests to find your wedding unforgettable. We have rounded up a few fantastic tips for you that are sure to make for a big day celebration that will be remembered for all the right reasons! While an open bar is always a crowd-pleaser, here are some great ways to keep your guests happy and smiling from beginning to end.

One thing that comes up frequently during wedding planning is timing. Sometimes it is not always possible to have your reception booked for the time immediately following your ceremony. Your church or venue might only have earlier times available, while your reception hall may not be able to accommodate you until later in the day. This is okay, and in fact, can be turned into a big positive! You can actually take this opportunity to incorporate some unique aspects into your wedding celebration that will make the day absolutely unforgettable.

Provide a group activity
If your reception venue is across the city from your wedding ceremony and a few hours away, take the time after your ceremony to treat your guests to something special. The Knot suggests planning something for them to do to keep them in the spirit of the day such as a short trolley tour of your hometown or an afternoon boat cruise. It will be like an extra gift to your guests to thank them for sharing your special day with you!

Maybe you don't have the budget for another event or simply don't have the time necessary to plan it. Well, we've got a fix for that, too! You don't need anything super flashy or over the top. A great cost-efficient way to keep your guests entertained and cared for is to have your guests head to a nearby relative's house or a public park. You could set them up with some lawn games like frisbee (or other ones that won't leave their dresses or suits covered in grass stains) or croquet. Provide a few inexpensive refreshments and light snacks and you're good to go!

While these ideas are already sure to amaze your guests, you can take it even one step further! Because some of your guests are sure to have a few youngins' with them, let them know that you are thinking about their children too! For your in-between gathering, plan an easy activity just for the kids like a scavenger hunt or a crafts table, and be sure to include a few snacks that you know they will enjoy.

Area attractions and polite suggestions
Another fabulous idea would be to include a list of activities and attractions that your guests can do on their own during any downtime. This idea is perfect if you have a lot of guests coming from out of town locations who aren't overly familiar with the area. Maybe there is a free concert nearby? If not, provide a list of some of your favorite bars in the area in case they want to grab a drink.

The Knot suggests putting this information in your guests' welcome bags or adding it to your wedding website so guests can plan. This way your guests won't find themselves sitting and waiting at any point! They will either have an extra bonus activity or have a big list to choose from. Plus, this will let your guests know that you are thinking about them and their needs and will show everyone just how considerate you are!

For all your floral needs, consult LUX Wedding Florist for your Arizona wedding!

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