Weddings

Wedding Wednesday: Best wedding ideas for a smooth event

There are millions of wedding ideas available through the Internet, friends, family, wedding planners, etc. Some good. Some not-so-good. Some spectacular and some fall into the worst category. Last week, we featured the worst wedding ideas. This week, let’s look at the best wedding ideas to help ensure everything goes off smoothly.

Best wedding ideas, wedding lounge area

Photo: Tamiz Photography

Create a wedding lounge area

This idea is fun and creative. Not everyone may want to spend the night on the dance floor or sit around tables watching others dance. Create a lounge area where people can gather, talk, and enjoy their food and drinks. “Lower the music, provide comfy chairs, and this will be a detail many guests will love,” says bride.com.

Have a signature drink

Create a signature drink that you love. You can have fun creating it together as a couple. Make sure it’s delicious and not too intoxicating so your friends will enjoy it but not over indulge. Have a non-alcoholic version or a separate non-alcoholic drink for those who don’t like or can’t drink alcohol. They are often overlooked and would be appreciative of being able to share in the party.

Wedding Social Media

PHOTO BY JESSICA MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY

Use websites or social media

Social media can make your wedding more fun for you and your guests and it will give you another way to relive the day for years to come. Whether you want your own wedding website or you want to use social media, encourage guests to participate. You can set up a quick easy website that includes basic information such as how you two met and the details of the ceremony. Then you can encourage guests to take pictures, videos and make comments on the website. If you prefer social media, create a hashtag so everyone can contribute.

 

Keep it brief

The ceremony doesn’t have to be hours long. A short ceremony can make the wedding more enjoyable for you and your guests. Don’t rush through it, though. It’s a day you will want to remember. The same goes for the wedding speeches and toasts at the reception. Ask speakers to be meaningful and concise. You don’t want to find yourself wishing you could just get the day over with or guests getting bored.

Convenient child care

If you have friends and family with young children, set up an area for the children and hire a couple of babysitters you know and trust. This will ensure that babies don’t interrupt your service and couples won’t have to try to find sitters. Parents can leave their children in the sitters’ care for the ceremony and reception or they can take their children there when they get tired. Parents will be able to stay as long as they want and have a good time without worrying about their children. Theknot.com suggests picking a room near your reception so parents can stop by to check on the tykes and then return to the party easily. Provide snacks, games and movies to keep them entertained as well as a place for them to nap.

There are lots of great wedding ideas out there so pick what fits your personality. The day should be the way you want it. At Cre8 Salon and Spa, we love to hear about the great ideas our clients come up with for their weddings. You can share them on our blog or Facebook page.

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