A generic wedding is usually the safest choice, it’s simple and it pleases everyone including your mother in law. A part of you would like to keep it simple since planning the big day can be overwhelming not to mention choosing the wedding gown steal all your attention…but let’s face it, between the band, live performer and venue, it gets a little cliché, been there done that! While your guests will have plenty to say about your wedding, you might as well give them something worth talking about, right?
So, for the bride that does not want to have a mainstream wedding, listen up! We have chosen 8 simple tricks that can easily be incorporated into our demanding wedding culture whether you are from Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Lebanon. These tips and tricks will transform your wedding from boring to buzzing (in a good way of course)! and no they don’t involve the “Mr.&Mrs wedding” instagram hashtag.
1. One table
Have your guests allocated on one huge table. Yes, you read right. Instead of isolating your guests on the separate good old round tables, switch it up and seat them on one big table, be it U shaped or a special shape of your choice. Believe it or not, it creates a gorgeous atmosphere where your guests can exchange stories about you and just mingle with each other.
2. Wishes piñata
Collect nice wishes from your guests, put them in a piñata and open it on your first wedding anniversary. Leave some cards and pens next to a gorgeously decorated piñata and let your guests write you wedding wishes for an ultimate sincere gift.
3. Request a song on your RSVP card
Be the first to set this trend and make your invitees RSVP to your wedding, not only that! But also get them to request a song they would like to jam to on your wedding night, by leaving a small box on the card where they can place their picks. Do that, and you’ll have yourself a diverse wedding playlist that was collaborated with minimal effort thanks to your guests.
4. Team bride team groom badges
Since you are having your guests seated on one big table as a symbol of merging the two families together, get the guests to wear badges and represent you or your handsome groom. Get creative with the badges, and not just ‘team bride’ or ‘team groom’ badges, put cute or baby photos of you and your groom.
5. Hire a food truck
Food trucks are not just for food festivals and markets so why not swap the live cooking stations for a yummy food truck. They are a unique and an awesome idea that adds that fun factor to your wedding. While you are at it, get your tastebuds to do the decisions and pick a taco or noodles food truck, YUM!
6. Card advice
Get your guests involved in your wedding and make them to tap into their resourceful side to write you some cards. Not just any cards though! Print out some colourful cards so your guests can write their names, where they are from and a few words of advice they can pass onto you for a happy and long marriage.
7. Hire a Caricaturist
Trade in the used and abused photo booth for a caricaturist. Give your guests a good laugh on your big day and have a caricaturist draw them. This idea is so simple and it will surely keep your invitees off their seats, not only that! It’s a fun way to keep your guests amused and involved on the best day of your life.
8. Signature Cocktail
Introduce your guests to something new, tastes and flavours that represent you. Whip up a signature cocktail whether its alcoholic, virgin or fruity, make sure that it is unique to you, it adds the ultimate final touches and perfects your big day. Better yet, take a moment to jazz things up and step behind the bar to prep the signature cocktails yourself. This will certainly keep your guests engaged and most definitely entertained, to say the least!
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