Attending a wedding is not always a pleasure, and the last thing a bride and groom want is for their wedding guests to wait for an opportune moment to escape. The following tips for entertaining wedding guests will help you to assure your guests’ will enjoy themselves in Paradise Cove’s outdoor wedding venues in DFW.
1. Make introductions at the rehearsal.
Unless your families are from the same town and already know each other, a wedding brings together two families and sets of friends who are strangers. The solution is to bring family and other out of town guests together before the wedding. Invite them to the engagement party, or a small barbecue. For those who live distantly, invite them to the rehearsal and dinner the night before the wedding in our outdoor wedding venues in DFW.
When the wedding arrives guests will be more comfortable with each other, and the overall atmosphere will be more relaxed at both your outdoor wedding venues in DFW, and the reception.
2. Do not leave guests hanging.
Do not leave guests hanging while you are busy with the photographer. Arrange for drinks and snacks to be available while family and guests wait. Provide seating and room to mingle, some music played low can help the crowd to relax and get in a celebratory mood for the reception in Paradise Cove’s outdoor wedding venues in DFW.
Provide tasty treats for guests’ while they wait for the two of you. Do not let them go hungry even when a full dinner is waiting. Provide tasty hors d’oeuvres, mini empanadas, and other one-bite appetizers that will not interfere with conversation. Your guests will be refreshed, and will feel pampered and grateful.
4. Plan for guest’s safety.
You want your guests’ to enjoy themselves at the reception, and to be safe on the way home. To ensure your guests safety, arrange for transportation to their hotel, after they have enjoyed the alcohol. If hiring a shuttle service is not in the budget, ask friends who do not drink, or who are willing to forego it, to provide transportation. This extra consideration gives guests the freedom to relax, and enjoy a few drinks without worrying about getting home safely after leaving your outdoor wedding venues in DFW.
5. Give thought to your seating chart.
If you have ever been in the situation of sitting at a table where you do not know anyone, you understand how awkward it can feel. Spend some time with your seating chart to ensure your guests spend time with people they know, and like. If you are playing matchmaker and seating them with someone new, take the time to introduce them and point out common interests to quick start their conversation.
Do not forget to consider family members with an ongoing grudge, and seat them as far apart as possible.
6. Keep guest smiling with entertainment.
Do you remember how the best birthday parties from childhood provided entertainment? The options for a successful wedding celebration include a DJ or live band, photo booths and public specialty performers. Today’s pros will ensure your wedding does not suffer from a boring moment in our outdoor wedding venues in DFW.
7. Desert bars are a wedding favorite.
While wedding cakes are a basic for a wedding, desert bars are highly popular in today’s weddings. A full dessert bar stocked with gorgeous (and scrumptious) goodies will have your guests returning for more. The dessert bar can double as your wedding favor by setting out plastic bags or boxes for your guests to take a snack home.
8. Relax and your guests will do the same.
Planning a wedding can be stressful, and it is hard to have fun if you are on edge when any small issue arises. Brides often assign a capable relative or bridesmaid to deal with any last-minute tasks and problem, but when you choose Paradise Cove for your outdoor wedding venues in DFW we will handle the details, enabling you to relax, and enjoy your day.
Seating both your college or high school friends at a table together gives them an opportunity to catch up, especially if they have not seen each other for quite some time. You can also mix them up if you and your new spouse attended different schools; you never know who may hit it off. Try seating together your friend and his friend that the two of you think will get along exceptionally well, and those with common interests and occupations.
Traditionally, your parents and your new spouse’s parents sit at the same table, along with grandparents, siblings not in the wedding party, the wedding officiate, and his/her spouse. However, if either of your parents are divorced, and are uncomfortable being near to each other, seating them at separate tables with their own close family and/or friends may be the wisest choice. If you are unsure, talk to them, they will tell you how they feel.
Contact a Paradise Cove representative to schedule a tour of our outdoor wedding venues in DFW. We offer a number of sites in our facility for your consideration, and provide the use of our reception area in our packages. In addition, we provide our couples with a wedding coordinator to handle all the details so you do not have to. When you select Paradise Cove on the shores of beautiful Lake Grapevine for outdoor wedding venues in DFW, our facility is yours for the day. For this reason, tours and consultations are by appointment only. We look forward to sharing this momentous occasion with you, and in assuring you of the personalized luxury wedding you want. We hope you found our guide for entertaining wedding guests to be of assistance.