You’ve invited your family and friends to share your special day with you and as your wedding guests, they are bent on making sure it comes out as a success.
It’s the joy of every bride and groom to see that their guests mingle well.
Mostly for small weddings with strict invitations, the singles might be left all alone. The wedding reception is a great way for the guests to interact and enjoy the moment of being together.
Here are ways to make sure that your guests mingle at your wedding reception.
Don’t Assign Sides
Instead of assigning the wedding guests to the bride’s and groom’s side, make them free to sit wherever they choose. This makes the guests mingle freely and to realize that the wedding ceremony is about two families becoming one.
The Bride and Groom Should Set a Good Example
Set a good example by mingling with your wedding guests and appreciating them for honouring your invitation. Set out time to reach to them. It could be during your reception dinner or when it’s time for entertainment.
Your catering package determines how your guests will mingle. If you’re going to have the guests served at their tables, it means they only mingle with those on their table.
If you’re having a buffet-styled menu, then it is a great way for the guests to mingle since the guests can chat with themselves, walking their way to the buffet table.
Consider A Family-Style Dinner
You could also opt for a family-style dinner. This creates an intimate and friendly atmosphere for the guests to mingle.
The Dance Floor!
Your wedding entertainment goes a long way in making your wedding guests mingle. Get your guests to rock the dance floor by offering a good taste of music that will keep them entertained.
Create a Lounge Area
Not all your wedding guests will be willing to dance. There will be the aged, the weak and the ones with poor dancing skills.
Create a warm and welcoming lounge area for family and friends to get to meet each other and interact, mostly for those who weren’t able to interact because they were not on the same table.
Make The Out-Of-Town Guests Feel Comfortable
You could appoint an in-town friend or family member to show the guest around town and assist in getting the best hairdressers or bridal shops for the wedding event.
When your guests book the same hotel, they work in groups and decide how to transport themselves to the wedding venue and return to the hotel after the wedding ceremony. It’s a good way of making sure that your guests mingle!
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