Tying a knot is one of the most important events in life for anyone. It can only happen once in your life. Few people manage to do it more than once, but no one can do it every day. The point is; a wedding is a rare event for anyone and should be treated as such.
If you are the event organizer, your goal is to make everyone happy, especially the bride and the groom. Remember, this is not a day anyone can forget ever in their life. If you create a good experience, people will forever admire you for it. And if you create a bad experience, people will still remember you for it. So apart from making everyone else happy, it is also in your best interests that they are too.
Planning a wedding event is not easy. It takes a lot of time, energy, and creativity to make the day a memorable one.
In this article, you will discover some of the best ideas you can use to create a memorable wedding event.
1. Involve the Bride and Groom in Every Step
Rule number one of making a successful wedding event is to engage the husband and wife-to-be in your planning. Let them have the first say. After all, they are the highlight of the day. If any of their choices will not go well with the wedding, discuss it with them until you reach an agreement but don’t change it without involving them. You cannot make a happy wedding event with an unhappy couple.
2. Involve Everyone Else in Your Planning
Rule number two; engage everyone else who is a party to the wedding. Even with a happy couple, the wedding event is not complete if the guests are unhappy. Remember, these are the close friends and family members of either the bride or groom so, they matter. Your top priority is making the couple happy, and part of it involves making the gusts happy.
Talk to them and listen to their opinions. Share your plans with them and let them make some decisions. They are Important, so make them feel like so. Here, you will need to use some little wisdom, or else you will find yourself dealing with unnecessary disputes instead of planning the wedding.
3. Borrow some Inspiration from Previous Family Events
To come up with perfect ideas for the wedding, you need some info about the people attending, especially the family members. You need to understand who they are, what they like or dislike, how they relate with each other, and anything else you think is relevant to your planning.
Interacting with them is one of the ways you can use but alone is not enough. You will need to use multiple strategies to gather as much info as you can. While your options are open, you may want to use family events as part of your plan. For that, you will need to go through several photos from previous family events, and you will be surprised how much you can about people just by looking at a single picture. The bride or the groom should help you with that.
Some of the inspiration you can get from previous family events includes entertainment, food, hard and soft drinks, event decorations, sitting arrangements, and so on.
4. Remember the Children
Children love to play a lot. Getting them to settle might be a little tricky. Some of them will not even let their parents concentrate on the event. It would be wise to have a kid’s corner to keep them busy and give the adults some breathing space. That way, they will have the freedom to do their thing and feel like part of the celebration.
5. Include Personalized Items to Your Plan
For some reason, people like to read and hear their names even though it’s not new to them. Don’t deny them that pleasure on that big day. Personalize the items they love to make them feel special on this big day.
6. Include Song Requests
Music is one of the few things that can get to the deepest part of the soul. It has the power to bring the worst and the best emotions out of people. Use it to lift the spirit of everyone and make the event a memorable one. Ask the guests to make song requests and make a playlist for the wedding day. Give the list to your DJ and let them enjoy listening to their favorite songs.
7. Check the Weather Forecast
The weather forecast warns ahead of the possible weather changes in a particular location and is always accurate 80% of the time. Make sure you follow up on the updates on time to prepare accordingly for the event. You will need it even more, especially if you are planning an outdoor wedding.
Prepare shades if it is too hot and give people blankets, it’s too cold. You cannot afford to mess a well-planned event just because you did not check the warning.
8. Include a Mobile Bar
People do not like to stand in line for any reason unless they have to; don’t let that happen. Ensure you have a mobile bar on standby when the cocktail hour comes to make the event even more exciting. Don’t forget the ones who don’t drink. Have a stand for non-alcoholic drinks to include them in the fun activity.
9. Remember the Dogs
If you are planning a dog-friendly wedding event, make sure you have something for them too. That includes; the transport to the event, dressing, and where to sleep.
10. Include some Wedding Games in the Plan
With so many activities involved in a wedding, people might need to take a few breaks in between to break the monotony. You might want to engage them with something more fun like wedding games to keep them alert. Some of the games you can include are Backgammon, oversize Jenga, and bocce ball.
There are so many ways you can use to create an exciting wedding event. But every wedding event is unique. If you pay close attention to the details, you can always come up with something different and fun each time you plan a wedding event.