So you’ve heard me write about weddings, engagement shoots, bridesmaid dresses, and the lot – but what about the key ingredients that make for a fantastic wedding/party?
Can you guess what they are?
Forget the superstition of something borrowed, something new – or the price tag on what constitutes a “perfect wedding.” When you strip away all of the social branding and superstition, you are left with one powerful thing: humanity at its finest. The reality is that the success of any wedding day has very little to do with planning and more to do with people presenting the best versions of themselves.
Below are just a few tips on how to make your wedding a powerful and memorable moment for everybody present. After all, if you’re going to be the sort who will seek out the most beautiful eternity rings from Serendipity Diamonds, you’re probably rooting for the special day to be a smashing success.
So how to ensure that everyone on your guest list or the bridal party have a great time?
1) Put people first
Don’t let the room and its dimensions dictate where people sit or who people sit with. The key is to stick people together that get along the best. Worry less about space and more about engaging conversations!
2) Chanel your inner Ms. Congeniality
It’s hard to please everybody on any given wedding day, but it is important to try. Keep it casual, and never let the stress get you to the point where you are rude to other people. It doesn’t matter whose wedding day it is, a wedding day does not magically permit anyone to be rude to others (where do you think the name “Bridezilla” came from?). A wedding day is not your day to lose your head, no matter how invested you are.
3) Focus on the experience, less on the details
Just because you’re wearing the equivalent of your Sunday best, doesn’t mean that you’re suddenly disqualified from having fun. Let loose and break a few dishes. Reverting back to #1 and #2, you’re never going to have a reveling wedding crowd if you assert all that control! Simply put, don’t forget why your guests are here! To support you on your big day, sure – but also to shake things up on the dance floor and have some serious fun. The more relaxed you are, the more relaxed your guests. You set the tone. After you’ve put all that hard work into your wedding day, why not enjoy it for a while?
The best weddings I’ve been to were the ones that were the most relaxed and we all got to tear out our own patch of the dance floor. No chi--chi decor and expensive dresses... just a lot of heart and laughter, which is what the ultimate celebration of love ought to be about.