Pretty much every single one of our clients wants their wedding
to be FUN. Nobody wants a boring party and yawning guests.
So this email will focus on what you can do to guarantee that your
wedding is fun. When your wedding is fun…it’s the dream wedding
you’ve always wanted. Your guests will talk for years
about how great your wedding was and compare it to all others that
First of all, I’d be lying if I told you that you can do something
to “make” your guests have fun. You can’t. If your guests have
their hearts set on pouting in the corner, there’s nothing you can
do to stop them.
But you CAN guarantee that YOU have a fun time. And if you take
these actions, it all but guarantees that if your guests want to have
a good time, they WILL.
1) Set An Example Of Fun.
If you want your wedding to be fun, YOU have to have fun. Your wedding
is all about you. Your guests will be looking to you for
guidance. You’re the star of the show. If you aren’t having a good
time…chances are they won’t, either.
On the other hand, if you’re having the time of your life, your
guests will be compelled to join you. When you incorporate humor
into your day, they will laugh along with you.
If you want your guests on the dance floor…go to the dance floor.
Your guests will be drawn to you like moths to a flame. (It’s the
white dress.) The party goes where you go.
Making sure you have fun at your own wedding is the number one
way to guarantee a killer party.
2) Create A Comfortable Environment for You and Your Guests.
What do I mean by a “comfortable” environment? A big piece of
this is selecting an entertainer who “gets” who you are and the
vibe you want for your party.
If your guests are naturally shy, and your entertainer tries to
drag them onto the dance floor…they will NOT feel comfortable.
No comfort, no fun.
On the other hand, if your entertainer’s style matches your own
and meshes with your guests…they’ll feel comfortable enjoying
themselves in whatever way is natural for them. Comfort leads to
relaxation…which translates to FUN.
Guests feel comfortable when they know what’s going on and what’s
expected of them. Make sure your entertainer guides the flow of
events so that guests know where to go and what to do. This sets them
at ease and sets the stage for a good time.
3) Be There.
This one sounds obvious, right? Unfortunately, that’s not always
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen the bride and groom
DISAPPEAR from their own wedding reception. Maybe they step outside
for a smoke, or they decide to chat with guests in the hall.
When the bride or groom leave their wedding celebration, it’s
like the air gets sucked out of the room. People are lost without
their host and hostess; they wander around like lost puppies.
If you want your party to be fun, STAY IN THE MIX.
4) Get Your Photos Done EARLY.
Work with your photographer to plan your formal portraits so that
you can join your guests for as much of your cocktail hour as
possible…and for ALL of your reception.
If you leave your reception for a photo session, the party dies
without you. It’s YOUR wedding and they NEED you to have fun.
It sounds like the ultimate co-dependent situation…but it’s
true. Do yourself a favor and allow plenty of time for a leisurely
photo session BEFORE the reception. Occasionally, a rowdy group will
keep on partying without you…but that’s the exception to the
5) Share Your Story With Your Guests.
Your guests will have the most fun when they are ENGAGED and
involved in your wedding. The best way to engage them is by sharing
your love story and the interests, hobbies, and quirks that make you
who you are.
There are lots of ways to do this. Personalize your vows. Have
your entertainer tell your love story to your guests. Take the microphone
and tell them yourself. Share your story in your program
or on a card at each table.
If you have a sense of humor, play it up. Ask your entertainer for
assistance and ideas. The more laughs, the more engaged your
guests become…the more fun.
Find a way to share your story that fits you. It will have a
huge impact on how much fun your guests have at your wedding.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Top 5 Tips to bring the fun to your
wedding. My years as a wedding professional have proven that these methods
WORK time and time again.
Brides who follow these guidelines have fun, unforgettable parties.
Brides who choose to ignore them…well, they don’t have nearly as