Wedding Inspiration | 7 Ways to WOW Your Guests

Wedding Inspiration | 7 Ways to WOW Your Guests

By Kim Moody, The Estate at River Operate

We know you’re expending a ton of spare time browsing via Pinterest weddings. Are all the pics beginning to look the identical? Anyone would like their wedding to be special. Just one way you can realize that is by buying a venue with that “WOW!” variable! Listed here are some tips to help.

  1. Decide on a wow-issue venue! Contemplate all the many means you hope visitors will practical experience the working day. The assets will dictate what attendees see, feel, smell, touch, in some cases flavor, and practical experience. Will they be comfy in all temperatures? Are there enough restrooms for the headcount? Are the restrooms up to the specifications you assume for the type of party you are acquiring? Is there natural gentle for images?
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  1. Present a welcome beverage ahead of the ceremony or instantly adhering to, just before the attendees line up in a bar line for a consume or a toilet break. This will be these kinds of a nice shock for them and truly elevate their experience. It will noticeably assist the bartending team as very well. They are exceptionally busy in the hour that follows the ceremony so serving a welcome beverage is an unbelievable aid to the company crew.

Reward suggestion:  Decide on an interesting bookcase or exhibit and have the florist do a small styling. Ideal for the photograph album!

  1. Deliver transportation for as many company as the budget makes it possible for, especially for those people who have traveled out of city and are unfamiliar with the space. If heavy consuming is expected, shuttle that team as perfectly, specifically at the conclude of the evening. The safety of the guests is of the upmost importance, and given that the COVID pandemic, journey services like UBER and LYFT can be unreliable. Lots of of the amazing venues are in more rural locations where by it is more durable to get a taxi or on connect with car support. Charted transportation is the way to program!

  1. If it fits your venue, contemplate undertaking a ceremony/cocktail hour/evening meal/dancing all at a person facility, or without guests having to drive among web pages. The shuffling concerning many destinations can incorporate so a great deal strain and sudden troubles these kinds of as travel delays, targeted traffic jams, and parking headaches. If significant kinfolk are trapped in targeted traffic, you will not want to continue on the event devoid of them, and it will impact the full marriage working day timeline and ultimately detract from the celebration timeframe.
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  1. Build a price range. It is constantly greater to invite the volume you can afford to “host well”, alternatively than a large number of attendees since you feel obligated. Getting a visitor at a wedding is such a take care of, make selections that assist the guests feel particular and cared for. It’s greater to host 80 very properly than 180 in an insufficient way.

  1. Serve late evening foods! So a great deal of the take away from the memorable visitor encounter will be linked to how they sense when they depart. If their tummies are whole – they will try to remember your event fondly. Reception food decisions can be exciting and really should replicate your individuality! Popsicles, ice product sandwiches, hen and waffles, gelato, cheese sticks, a pretzel bar – you title it, the possibilities are unlimited! Decide on anything exciting and exclusive for a unforgettable wow element.

  1. Retain the services of the greatest event planner you can pay for. This will purchase the very best peace of thoughts you will need to be ready to loosen up and delight in the weekend of the function. If you have engaged with a seasoned expert, they will be in a position to information and direct the process to a profitable function. The guests will detect how smoothly all the things operates and how calm you and the family members are. Numerous families say that a competent party setting up team is 1 of the very best investments of their marriage ceremony weekend!

Kim Moody is a Proprietress and Director of Activities at The Estate At River Run, the area’s latest luxurious venue in Goochland. Kim is also the Lead Marriage Planner at the award-profitable Kim Moody Design™, a multi-planner structure studio (since 2004!) that provides products and services exclusively to clientele at The Estate at River Run. Master much more at

(past photograph by Hayes and Fisk)