Now that you are throwing a large party in celebration of your love, what are you planning to do to keep all your guests entertained? There are a few tried and true solutions to help ease your predicament. It can be a daunting task to try to amuse all your guests, who may range in age from four years old to 94 years old. Read on for your wedding reception solutions that will ensure all your family and friends have a great time as they celebrate your special day.
The goal is to make sure everyone has a good time. Here are a few tried and true suggestions that make every gathering fun:
Lots of Good Food – Food naturally brings people together. Meals are part of community. Therefore, if you plan to serve hors d’oeuvres before the main meal, be sure to offer some finger food that is easy for young and old to eat. For the main meal, many couples choose the family style option. With this option, large platters and bowls are placed on the table, and guests pass the food among themselves. Serving food this way is a natural icebreaker which prompts your guests to talk to one another.
Variety of Music – It is your party, but when it comes to the music, think of what suits your guests. You want to see you guests living it up on the dance floor. Popular dance music is always a good choice. Mix in some slower tempo tunes and maybe even a special song for the younger guests, and your dance floor will be as crowded as can be.
Open Bar – An open bar is always a nice touch. Your guests will feel special and taken care whether they get a beer or a soda. If you or your partner have a signature cocktail maybe that can be showcased as the featured drink of the event. The younger set always has a good time when they can spend a day drinking lots of “kiddie cocktails.”
Transportation – Is your reception at a far out locale? If so, consider transportation to a hotel. You can rent buses or vans for a few hours and schedule them to leave the venue every 45 minutes. This will allow your guests to have a good time without having to worry about driving home or back to a hotel.
Special Treats and Gifts – Share your joy with others at the reception with extra treats or gifts. For instance, you may want to have a candy station for all the sweet tooths in attendance. Or, you may want to distribute gifts to your guests, like a wine glass with you and your partner’s name with your wedding date engraved on it.
When you put all the elements together, like food, drink, music and a great venue, you have all the ingredients for making a fun, memorable wedding reception. At Riviera Country Club, our staff of professionals has helped many couples like you plan the wedding reception of their dreams. Call us at 708-349-2101 or visit us online, so we can help you plan yours.