When you want your wedding experience to last longer than just one day, a great idea is to plan a fun-filled wedding weekend. A wedding weekend includes several events, activities, and additional time for you to spend with your loved ones as newlyweds. Just Save the Date is an expert when it comes to wedding weekends, and they helped bring this incredible wedding experience to life for the beautiful couple, Amy and Paul.
Amy and Paul knew that they wanted to plan a multi-day event for the their guests, who would be traveling for their destination wedding. The weekend included a fun welcome party, farewell brunch, and lovely activities in-between. Amy and Paul also arranged informal pool meet-ups during the day, so guests could meet and have some nice relaxation time.
The welcome party set the stage for the island-chic vibe of the wedding on Saturday. It was a great way for the guests to mix and mingle, which is a great advantage to having multi-day events at a destination wedding. “Making your guests feel comfortable by letting everyone get to know each other makes for a much more relaxed atmosphere at the wedding.” Likewise, the farewell brunch on Sunday was a great way for guests to say goodbye to the newlyweds and newfound friends while also reliving memories from the night before.
On Friday evening, following the ceremony rehearsal, guests were treated to a beachside, Cuban-themed barbecue complete with a whole pig and all of the fixings. Welcome Bags were distributed, complete with towels and beach essentials. Cool island tunes filled the night sky, which was dotted with falling tiki torches and lots of stars! The couple also set-up corn hole for their guests, which was a big hit.
To make sure your wedding weekend is planned as seamlessly as possible, it is important to hire a planner and professional wedding vendors to help oversee your events. Planners also act as a source of information for your guests, so you can relax and enjoy your time, and make sure the events flow properly. For example, the welcome party should reflect a casual atmosphere while the brunch can be more formal, or vice versa depending on where the events are held.
Just Save the Date gives some great advice for those of you planning to have wedding weekends. “Remember that while your guests are there for you, they are also there to enjoy themselves and enjoy their getaway. Pick a few events to include everyone in (welcome party, sunset sail, brunch, bar crawl, etc.), but then offer suggestions on other things to do.” Also, it is important to be sure that added events are realistic for your budget. If not, a great idea is asking a relative to host one of the events.
“Don’t over think your extra events! Your guests are there for you and you should remember that. In the end, they just want to have a good time with you!”
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