How many weddings have you attended in your lifetime?
Three? Five? Or maybe 30?
And how many of them left you with a smile of excitement because of their originality and simple out of the box uniqueness?
Well, yes. That’s what we thought.
This is the very reason why you want your own wedding to be different. Make your guests leave the venue with a beam of joy. Make your wedding a gathering no one will ever forget, the one about which stories will be passed from one generation to another.
How to do it, then?
- For starters – make it fun
Posed pictures and candid shots are undeniably wedding classics. However, you can make your guests more engaged.
Prepare a ‘prop corner’ – a place where your wedding photographer will be able to take more casual, even silly pictures of your guests.
It is a well-known fact that during shoots like these, the most hilarious things usually happen. So don’t wait any longer and order yourselves a pack of hats, glasses and a set of slogans on sticks.
Yet, if you’re on a budget, make the props yourself, tons of stencils are available on-line.
- Provide a background
Each wedding has a theme and you, yourself have your own aesthetics. Why not, then kill two birds with one stone? Set a beautiful background on one of the walls of your venue. Yes, we mean it, the entire wall covered in the print of your choosing.
Not only will it look amazing and tie smoothly with your wedding invitations, table cloths and flowers, it will also serve as a magical background for the group photos. This way you and your wedding photographer will be able to provide a series of photos that look alike and will end up in the special section of your wedding album – http://fleetingmoments.ie/how-to-make-a-wedding-photo-album/
Another merit? If the weather is planning to treat you badly on your wedding day (hopefully not), this setup will save you!
- Make music your ally
Most people like to dance and weddings are amazing opportunities to let their wild side live.
However, weddings consist of people in a spectrum of ages, with different styles and passions, and you as hosts, should be aware of that fact and be flexible on the aspect of music.
Let them ALL have fun!
Think about your grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles, as well as the youngsters, swaying slowly to the jazzy bits and wreaking havoc during the rock & roll madness. Music marries generations.
The outcome may surprise you.
Wedding pictures taken during fun like that will serve as an amazing candid photo shoot.
Want to spice things up? Ask your band members to dress up as representatives of each generation and let them dance with the happiest person in the venue.
Dynamic, long-exposure pictures will blow your mind!
We hope we managed to inspire you to zing your reception up a notch. Do you want more ideas? Stay tuned, next chapters of this series are in the making.