There are many ways to wow your wedding guests. Some couples choose to have a unique wedding venue, or hire a celebrity to officiate the ceremony. Others go all-out with the catering, providing a gourmet meal or a buffet of interesting foods. Some couples choose to have a themed wedding, or a fun and playful wedding that their guests will never forget.
Choose one or more leading themes, colors and themes to go with your wedding, and wow your guests! After all, we know you want an impressive wedding that will be imprinted in your memory for years to come. That’s why we decided to compile 10 ideas you can use to achieve that coveted wow effect. Even if you don’t use these ways, we hope you’ll be inspired and come up with something of your own!
Playing with Light
Don’t underestimate the dramatic power of proper lighting. We’re not just talking about candles and spotlights here, which create the difference between a boring and romantic room, but specifically a lighting scenario created just for you. If you like the idea of projecting your initials on a bare wall, you might be interested in delving deeper into the theme and exploring the play of light in motion.
As you know, the first impression always plays an extremely important role, so if you want to impress your guests and exceed their expectations, then bet on the entrance to the restaurant or the room where the celebration will take place. This can turn the whole idea of your wedding around in a cool way! And it is not necessary to spend a fortune on decorating the entrance – the main thing is to be creative: flowers, balloons, old objects and anything unusual. Such an original reception you will immediately show everyone that your wedding is not something trivial.
Forget the standard string quartet or pianist who can only offer you a few classical compositions and something hackneyed. Try to find original independent ensembles! Let it be the same strings and piano, but unusual ones that can wow you with their repertoire, their performance, and most importantly, their performing talent. So you and your guests will not only enjoy dancing, but also create the feeling that you are at a good concert.
To avoid going overboard with your wedding dress and wasting a lot of money on it, divide the amount so that you have two looks – one for the ceremony and one for the rest of the celebration. It also makes practical sense if, for example, you replace the long dress for the ceremony with a shorter, simpler dress that will be easier to dance in. Naturally, the wow effect will be achieved, because a bride changing outfits always leaves those around her with their mouths open!
This applies primarily to outdoor weddings, where the grounds are vast and signage makes it much easier for guests to navigate through the different areas. A sign on how to get to the bar or sweet table, a sign to the ceremonial area or the banquet area. And at the same time, these signs can be very charming and memorable details, and most importantly individual.
A trend of recent years, but those who often surf the net are well aware of what we’re talking about. This is a special area with a special background and accessories where guests can go in for a photographer to take their photo. The photo area can be decorated in many different ways, for example, as a vertical garden, which has become quite popular lately. You can also find a lot of DIY ideas on the Internet, because as we have said many times, original ideas do not always require a lot of money to make them happen.
What can be more memorable at a wedding than a choreographed first dance of the newlyweds? We are talking about a harmonious and beautiful dance, for the sake of which couples take lessons in dance school. But the most interesting thing happens when the couple involves close friends or relatives in this dance, and suddenly begins a kind of flash mob. It really is an incredibly impressive act, so the effect will be produced!
The wedding is in the afternoon, flowing seamlessly into dinner. There comes a moment when the guests have danced enough and everyone is somehow tired, so the celebration seems to be coming to an end… Suddenly, a new dish is served! Something simple and as if homemade, completely out of the picture – homemade pies or spaghetti with a simple sauce. No one expects that! But it’s so simple and cozy, don’t you think?
At the end of the day, you can bet on unusual modes of transportation. How about a bike? If you’re looking for a bigger option that can accommodate your friends, why not rent a Volkswagen mini-bus or other retro car. It will be a great surprise!
All of these ways are guaranteed to impress your guests, no doubt about it. But we also want to point out one very simple but very effective way to make your wedding cozy and warm: a hug! Then your wedding will not only be amazing, but also truly family.