These creative wedding suggestions can surprise your guests and make your big day one to remember.
A performance that guests aren’t expecting, perhaps combined with some special effects lighting, is always a hit. Think of having an undercover entertainer, incorporating unexpected dance moves into that first dance, or perhaps a flash mob. For lighting think lighting that matches the colour scheme, or using a smoke machine. And hiring a perfect local DJ, band or singer will also help to create that unique atmosphere.
A location that’s perhaps out of the ordinary can make for a memorable and enjoyable day, such as AQWA, a rustic country barn or on top of a nearby mountain. And consider adding in an unusual mode of transportation to get guests there, such as a horse-drawn carriage, limo or double-decker bus. Some couples choose to arrive and leave in style; you may want to consider being accompanied by fireworks or a live band.
Give some thought to having some excellent Bomboniere for your guests, such as gourmet chocolate, pot plants or personalized candles. Homemade jam, cheese or soap are also possibilities that will go down well. Food trucks are also becoming popular at wedding receptions; everything from cocktails to tacos and burgers. Also popular are ‘build it yourself’ bars or lolly buffets. And think about having a do it yourself flower station at your reception, where guests can choose flowers to match your colour scheme and take them home with them.
If you feel your guests would welcome the idea, consider a fancy dress theme at your wedding, which should start with the invitations. Other ideas to make your reception stand out include showing a specially put together wedding video of the two of you, playing some interactive games and giving each table a name along with a suitable theme.
Use social media at your wedding and reception – encourage guests to live Tweet, create an Instagram hashtag and one of a kind SnapChat geofilters. Interactive and creative guest books are now replacing the traditional signed book, such as a recording booth where guests can record a particular message or a giant Jenga game.