March 18, 2015

5 Simple Things Wedding Guests Appreciate

I’m thrilled to have some of my wedding advice featured in a recent article in BRIDES!

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One of the key elements to throwing a kickass wedding is making sure your guests have the time of their lives. So do away with the long, yawn-inducing speeches and never ending wait times, and turn things up a notch or two with a party that keeps everyone dancing, interacting and on their feet.

  1. Keep things moving and on schedule
    If you’ve ever watched Say Yes To The Dress then you know how annoyed guests get when they have to wait forever between events or when certain elements of the wedding drag on for what feels like forever to them. For instance, your cocktail hour should be 45 minutes to an hour and no longer than that, notes Annie Lee, principal planner and founder of Daughter of Design. As for dinner, “We never let there be more than 30 minutes without something happening,” she says.
  2. Layer activities
    Attention spans can be pretty short at weddings so layering activities is always a win-win for everyone. Lee suggests breaking up speeches for each course and waiting until the last guest has their plate to begin to talk. “Never require guests to give you more than 20 minutes of pure, unadulterated attention, even at the ceremony if at all feasible.”… Read more on BRIDES.

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