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Don't Be Boring and Predictable
One shouldn't have to over indulge in alcohol to have a good time at a wedding.
Let's face it, after the grand entrance, speeches (that's a whole other discussion), food, and a bit of mingling, the party could fizzle out. Let's explore the turn it up factor!
Lawn Games, DIY Photo Booth, Photo Cut Out Stations, Wedding Scavenger Hunt....Be creative and reminiscent. What was fun to YOU? Incorporate silly, fun things your guests will never expect and be excited to participate in. It IS a party.
Your guests arrive to frigid temperatures and sheeting rain that is common to the area, but not so common for your guests. If not prepared, they could get soaked or shiver all night long. Worse yet, leave early if it becomes intolerable. There are a few precautions you could take to prevent this from happening, like umbrellas, pashminas, shelter and more. The down side to that is the added cost.
Or even a more bearable location.
Especially for the Kids
Don't forget the little guys. Parents tent to leave early when the fussing begins. Give them something to do that's all their own or something parents can participate in. Some top picks from the self serve fun above are a great problem solver.