Please, we are begging, will you give us something to do while we wait for you to take photos, travel to the local bars and have drinks, and change outfits? Even the uncle who can tell stories for hours doesn’t want to sit with a bunch of strangers on a beautiful afternoon waiting for the event to continue. So, what are your options? How about these 5 tips to keep your wedding going smoothly:
Provide a Cocktail Hour Area
-Provide cocktails and refreshing beverages: Pick one creative drink to serve up, along with beer, wine, and non-alcoholic options.
-Casual music: Music relaxes people, and brings back fond memories to laugh about. Make a simple mix on an iPod, hook it up to some portable speakers, and place in the cocktail area.
-Appetizers: Your guests will likely have gone hours without eating. Always provide some sort of food throughout the event, especially if people are drinking.
Photo Boards & Slideshow
-Both options keep people occupied. This is a great way for guests to stroll down memory lane. It also encourages conversations about “who’s who,” what year the photo is, where it’s at and so on. Take advantage of our slideshow we can make for you. You give us the pictures, and we will do all the work!
-Set up tables where guests can write down how they met you, their funniest memory, a time they hung out with both the bride and groom, some words of wisdom, etc. Popular ideas also include having the guests write on frames you can later use, disposable cameras are still fun, or check out more ideas here.
-Games, games, games: Outdoor games are perfect if weather permits, and your guests will appreciate spending some time outside. Bridal Guide provides a nice list to get your imagination going on what you can incorporate into your day for your guests. Have your cocktail area close by, and now everyone should have something to keep them occupied.
-Keep your little guests occupied: If there are a lot of children attending, consider carving out an area just for them with a few babysitters. There are adorable ideas to keep them entertained. This article from Popsugar covers something for all age groups, and for any number of kids attending.
-Photo booths have reached a new level over the years. Pixabooth provides various options to incorporate into your photo booth experience. We love our open-concept option that eliminates claustrophobia, and challenges for “the more, the merrier!”. We also have different backdrops and props to keep the photos extra entertaining.
-We love photographing children, especially with their quirkiness and joyfulness they bring to any event. However, we suggest a game plan that prevents children from taking over the photo booth. This could be that an adult is required to accompany children, or time restrictions could apply (i.e.: children allowed until the end of dinner).
-Besides multiple activities that you may provide, do not do away with a traditional guest book. You’re in luck, too, because we have a beautifully crafted guest book available in which we will also insert pictures from your amazing day.
-A guest book is an essential guide when writing out “thank-you” cards. It informs you of who did show up (yes, you will forget), and their address. And it will be around years afterward. Have a nice display, along with a card box and gift table. People love admiring the traditional aspects of a wedding that sometimes get left out.
This is your day to enjoy, so let us assist in keeping your guests happy and occupied. Contact us to discuss how our high-quality equipment and professional (yet entertaining) staff will be a great inclusion to your special day. Cheers!