How to Surprise Your Wedding Guests

How to Surprise Your Wedding Guests and Make the Reception an Event to Remember

The day of your wedding is filled with joy and anticipation, not only for you and your spouse but for all of your guests. Your wedding day should be the happiest day of your life – a fun reception is a significant part!

We’ve compiled this guide to help you plan a memorable wedding in Greece. It should help you have a stress-free wedding reception, where you can enjoy yourself and each other’s company.

And in the process, you’re sure to make your guests have fun too.

Why Do Couples Want to Surprise Their Guests?

Day to remember is the goal of most couples, including those who choose a small, personal wedding. By revisiting the joy of that day with your spouse via reminiscence, you may ensure that the memories of your wedding will last a lifetime.

Ways to Surprise Your Wedding Guests

We have some fantastic ways for a destination wedding on the Greek islands.

  • Switch Up the First Dance

At most weddings, the first dance is usually done to a song that the bride and groom already know. However, it’s a great way to start your reception off right – with a song that everyone can relate to.

You could surprise your guests by switching it up to something they won’t expect. Perhaps you both like the same band or have a favorite singer. You can also find songs online and have them played at the reception.

Another option is to have your wedding DJ play songs from your favorite movies. Or you could have your wedding DJ incorporate some of your favorite music into his setlist.

  • Hire a Photo Booth

You’ll likely have some ceremonies, such as an outdoor ceremony or a traditional wedding reception, which will likely take place outdoors. That’s why you must ensure that you offer your guests something exciting, fun, and entertaining.

A photo booth could be just the thing you’re looking for. Guests can have fun while they wait for the ceremony to start, then after the ceremony, they can get their pictures taken and enjoy themselves at a reception.

If you want to go all out, hire a photographer and give guests a unique album with photos and wedding stories written by you and your spouse. This is the best way to offer your love to the guests as they can have a part of the event with them forever. 

  • Get Creative with Dessert

Surprising your guests with great desserts will have them eating up your words. There are countless dessert ideas for a wedding party: from the traditional wedding cake to sweet treats like macarons, marshmallow crème pies, ice cream sandwiches, and even edible wedding centerpieces. And some of them are very affordable and easy to create.

When planning your wedding reception menu, have different sweets, like brownies, pie, cakes, cheesecakes, ice cream, etc. Choose desserts that complement your wedding colors and theme.

  • Create a Specialty Station

Think outside the box and create a specialty station for your wedding party. For example, you might provide one station for appetizers, another for cocktails and drinks, and yet another for finger foods. Or you could create themed stations for different occasions, such as an adult station, kids’ station, or vegetarian station! It’s a great way to keep your guests entertained and ensure that everyone gets to sample all of your favorite foods.

There are many elements to consider when planning your wedding reception, from the location to the menu and decor. While planning your big event is undoubtedly enjoyable, it must also be a time to enjoy yourself with family and friends. I hope this guide will help make planning your wedding party easier!

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