Hi, loves! It’s a brand new week: oooh, and that means a new Ask Emmaline question! This comes from Steph who wants to know whether her wedding will be boring.
“Hi Emmaline, I’m planning my wedding and I’m starting to get worried that it will be boring. What if guests don’t want to dance or they think our food isn’t good? I’m just worried my wedding will be dull and it’s stressing me out. Do you have any advice?”
Steph, let’s be honest: the fact that you’re thinking about whether guests will have fun PROVES your wedding will not be boring! Many couples don’t even think about it long enough to care… and that’s why some weddings aren’t as fun as others. You’re already ahead of the ball!
It may not sound exciting, but guests really do love a good wedding.
A classic, dance-your-you-know-whats-off (or watch everyone else dance), eat a ton of good food and cake? That sounds amazing to many people!
It’s really a short stretch of time in the grand scheme of things. Guests grab a drink, eat, listen to a few toasts, dancing begins, and poof — it’s time to head home.
I think the fun goes by way too fast, to be perfectly honest.
Every Party Sounds Incredibly Boring
Think about it: any large party you plan, when broken down into its most basic parts, sounds incredibly dull.
Let’s take a birthday party, for instance: guests arrive. They eat, have cake, presents are opened, and everyone… talks?! What? That’s it?
I know that can sound boring, but really, it’s not.
Especially after so many restrictions for get-togethers last year, it is extremely fun for guests to share in conversation and enjoy a meal together… this is what contributes to a memorable evening.
If you’re still convinced that your wedding will be boring, here are some tips to remember.
How To Plan a Wedding That Isn’t Boring
To plan a wedding that isn’t boring or lame, just keep this helpful formula in mind. With these tried-and-true factors, your wedding could never be boring.
1. Serve fantastic food.
If you’ve tasted the food, it’s good, and the caterer has consistently positive reviews, relax! The food will most likely be excellent and thus, your wedding won’t be boring. Many guests look forward to the food most of all.
PRO TIP: Include fun facts napkins like these by RubiAndLib:
2. Play great music.
Music is the soul of the reception.
Without music, everyone just sits there staring blankly at each other. (Kidding.)
I’ve never been to a wedding without music nor would I want to be. Where’s the fun in that? People want to dance! Music also sets the tone of your wedding and provides much-needed ambiance to your elegant dinner (or fun buffet-style BBQ, whichever route you go).
It is also essential to have a terrific disc jockey or emcee (if you’re having a band). This cannot be stressed enough. The master of ceremonies is the one who keeps everything flowing and, frankly, you need one.
3. Offer a refreshing bar.
You need a bar, period. Most people would argue you need an OPEN bar. To each their own, but a bar — even if you only serve soft drinks and refreshments — is a must. Guests love to help themselves to drinks, alcohol or non-alcohol options, and without refreshments your guests will be disappointed.
Now, you can have these three things and you’ll never have be scared your wedding will be boring. You checked all the boxes. You sooo got this!
You can take it up a notch, if you’d like, simply by picking out one or a few ways to entertain guests at a wedding.
Browse 18 Best Wedding Lawn Games for Your Reception if you’re planning an outdoor wedding; for indoor fun, entertain kids (and grownups) with these fun suggestions or details that make your wedding more memorable.
Some ideas that come to mind are a signature cocktail, an interactive guest book (like an instant photo guest book), or a sparkler exit, just to name a few.
Pass out funny mad libs for guests to fill out! These are by HelloRosePaperie:
Plan a candy buffet for your favors, a photo booth, or a s’mores bar at night. The possibilities are truly endless!
Your wedding won’t be boring, so don’t worry. Remember, it flies by SO fast… and dinner (plus wedding speeches) takes longer than you think!
Thanks for writing + I hope it helps!