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6 Ways To Keep Your Wedding Guests Happy

Considering your guest or let's say people that will be attending your wedding ceremony is just as important as your dress, cake or perfect venue when it comes to planning. You will want to make sure that your guest feels like they attended the best wedding yet. Below are some of the great things your guests want from a wedding.

1. Direction

Well, your guest might not tell you this directly, but most of them will want you to tell them what to do. No one wants to stand around the corner wondering where next to turn. Whatever plan you have been it a sign pointing to where they should be or a seating chart for them to hang their jackets, this will assure them that you have them in mind when preparing.

2. Help With Transportation

If you will be having your wedding out of town or your wedding reception will be located at different venues or your guest are staying in one particular hotel, then it will be advisable that you rent a shuttle or bus for your wedding guest. This will take out any transportation problem and will also make your guest get lose with the champagne.

3. Passed drinks at cocktail hour

Your guest don’t want to wait in line to get a drink – so getting servers to serve your guest water, wine, beer and signature cocktails when needed is very important. This means there won't be logline an at the start of your reception and your guest will also enjoy drink service without having to take constant trip to the bar.

4. A variety of food.

When preparing for your wedding menu, make sure you make varieties options because not everyone would like to eat meat or stomach tofu. Your guest will never forget that they were hungry at your wedding or you provided food options that were not appealing to them. When you plan your menu, cover all food options like chicken, fish, steak, and at least one vegetarian item.

5. The Right Music Mix

You might be a fan of rap music, but your grandmas won't be a fan. SO, for you to get everyone dancing both young and old, you might want to stock your playlist with timeless beats. You should also pick tunes that span the generations and appeal to every taste because the music is what will ultimately create that party atmosphere.

6. Surprise your guests

SWD reader Karen once said, “we had a tribal pipe band burst into the room before our meal began.” “It charged up the room and meant that everyone was talking and laughing by the time dinner was served.” This means you need to go more lent to indeed wow your guest.

Wedding Planning on a Budget

Wedding Planning on a Budget

When planning your wedding, the first all important to take care of is your budget; and this should be taken care of to avoid running into financial problems after your big day. One of the happiest days of your life will be your wedding day, and you should make sure it is perfect, and you don’t put yourself into debt. There are many ways to cut back on your wedding expenses. All you need is proper planning and the determination to stick to your budget.

Wedding Games that Add More Fun to Your Big Day

Wedding Games that Add More Fun to Your Big Day

Weddings are romantic. They're also emotional and joyous. But, weddings can also be long, with a lot of down time for your wedding guests. Whether they're waiting for you to walk down that aisle and say, "I do," or they're waiting on the ever-time-consuming wedding photos to be taking, they can get restless. 

It's YOUR big day, and you are entitled to take all the time you need to make it as magical and memorable as possible. 

Today, however, I have some fun ways to keep your guests occupied and happy while you're enjoying the best day of your life.

How to Have a Game of Thrones Themed Wedding in Gilbert, AZ

How to Have a Game of Thrones Themed Wedding in Gilbert, AZ

Have you ever thought about having a themed wedding? perhaps you have a favorite tv show, or movie, or song, that you'd like to theme your entire wedding around. A few years back, Mad Men was the biggest wedding theme we'd seen in a very long time. Today, there aren't many movies or TV shows that are making as big of a splash in our wedding venue...

However, with a big Game of Thrones actor/actress wedding that recently occurred, I thought it might be interesting to see how your Game of Thrones themed wedding might look.

Should You Have a Friend Marry You?

These days, you can literally have anyone marry you. All they need is a certificate from some random website and, boom, your best friend or brother can marry you. In fact, my little brother officiated my wedding, and it was one of the best choices we could have made. He got his marriage certificate from an online site, and because he knew us better than any random officiant, he was the perfect choice. 

But is it the right choice for you? Should you have an official marry you, or a best friend, or a family member? 

Summer Wedding Tips

Summer Wedding Tips

The summer weather is creeping up fast, and if you're getting married during an Arizona summer, you'll need these wedding tips. 

You see, it's not the heat that will get to you, it's...well...actually it is the heat. Even in the beginning of April Gilbert, Arizona is hitting temperatures well into the 90's and above. While the evenings and early mornings are still incredibly beautiful, the afternoons through sunset can be toasty, especially for those out of town guests who aren't acclimated to the desert heat.

Today we have some summer wedding tips to help keep you and your wedding guests cool:

Springtime Wedding Cakes

Springtime Wedding Cakes

Springtime in Arizona is like nothing else in the nation. The Midwest has it's beautiful Falls, California has the best summers, but Arizona definitely has the best Spring. Did you see the sunrise this morning? Did you see the white, puffy clouds, rainbow and feel the cool breeze? 

There's just something about Arizona in the Spring that makes you want to stand in front of your loved ones and say "I Do." The colors of Spring tend to include pastel pinks, blues, reds, purples, and oranges. The colors are softer, gentler, and yet more vibrant and emotional. 

Today, I want to share with you some Springtime wedding cake ideas that will inspire some imagination for your own wedding...

Last Minute Easter Wedding Ideas

Last Minute Easter Wedding Ideas

Easter is just around the corner, and if you're getting married in beautiful Arizona on Easter weekend, we've got some last-second ideas and tips to make your Gilbert wedding more memorable than you could possibly imagine!

Love Bird Themed Wedding Ideas

Love Bird Themed Wedding Ideas

This morning I came across the most adorable photo of two birds snuggling on a branch for warmth. Of course, this eye-catching photo reminded me of our Val Vista Lakes wedding couples, snuggling at sunset in the cool breeze of winter in Arizona. 

If you're into birds, and snuggling in cold weather, today's blog is for you...

Arizona Sunset Wedding Tips

Arizona Sunset Wedding Tips

This morning I witnessed the most spectacular sunrise I've seen in Gilbert, Arizona in a long time. We do have some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets in the country. I've heard it's the desert dust that drifts along the horizon. We know during monsoon season it's the heavy clouds that sit just upon the mountains that surround the valley. 

Whatever the reason, Arizona has the most amazing sunrises and sunsets in the nation.

So, why not get married under one?