Wedding Ceremony & Reception: 5 Ways to Wow Your Wedding Guests

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 5 Ways to Wow Your Wedding Guests

Your big day should be memorable for you and your wedding guests. Here are some fabulous ways to leave your guests raving about your wedding.

Welcome Bags

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Some of your guests will be traveling from afar for your big day. Consider a welcome bag as they check into their hotels. Include items that are meaningful and useful to them. The welcome bag can include: A welcome note, some bubbly, scented soap, candles, snacks, a map of the area and fun things to do in the area.

Welcome Drinks

A refreshing cocktail, champagne and some sparkling water for non-drinkers is a great way to welcome your guests to your wedding celebration.

Bathroom Amenities Baskets

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Bathroom amenities are always a hit!  It shows consideration for your guests and they do come in handy. Consider one for the gentlemen and one for the ladies. These tiny touches are sure to make your guest experience extra special.


Your guests will be at your wedding celebration for approximately 6 hours or more. Your entertainment will make or break the mood for your big day.  Your entertainment should create different moods for each part of your wedding. Consider some live music for the guests as they enter the ceremony, then transition into something more upbeat for the cocktail reception. You should have background music for dinner. A live band is great for dancing and a DJ later in the night.


Your decor should be a reflection of your style as a couple. A beautifully designed entrance, creative lighting, lounge furnishing and gorgeous tabletop details are sure to set the mood for the evening. Give your guests something to talk about.

Here are a few ways to create the perfect ambiance for your big day.

Entrance/Guest Welcome: Make a great first impression. A soft fabric treatment at the entrance of the ceremony is sure to get your guests feeling welcome and excited. Add some candles and grand flowers for an added touch.

Reception Lounge: Create a VIP area with couches and chairs for guests to relax without missing out on the reception fun. It’s the perfect place for mingling.

Floral Arrangements: What better way to create a wow factor than stunning floral arrangments.

Stationery: Your wedding day stationery adds that special touch to your day from signage to escort cards, programs, and menus. Your options are limitless.

Lighting: Creative lighting is crucial for your wedding decor from uplighting, pin spotting to patterned lighting. Creative lighting will transform your space and your guests will never forget it!

Photography: Carasco Photography | Decor: Kesh Designs

Photography: Carasco Photography | Decor: Kesh Designs

These are our some top ideas to make your wedding a memorable day for you and your guests.

#Happy Planning


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