Having a wedding reception offers that once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate your special day with so many of your favourite people all in one location. However, this is also the aspect of the wedding day that can cause some stress. So we’re counting down 7 tips to create an unforgettable wedding for you and your guests.
When it comes to cutting down on costs, transportation and waiting time for your guests – having the ceremony, reception and accommodation all in one gorgeous location can’t be beat.
With park like surrounds, tennis courts, BBQ facilities, resort swimming pool and nature all around, there is plenty of opportunity for your guests to enjoy your wedding as a holiday away and even get a bit of relaxation time in between all the scheduled events.
If you plan to make your celebration last for more than two days, enjoy exploring the regional sights and activities. Many of our guests love bushwalking at Bindarri National Park, taking a horseback riding excursion through the forest and river with HWH stables or taking a day trip to explore all the local markets, cafes and shops in the Orara Valley.
Don’t be afraid to tell your wedding guests what to do! Whether you use a creative seating chart, directional signage or delegate a host or hostess to make sure everyone gets to where they need to go, your guests will be grateful for the guidance. Also, be sure to work with your vendors or hire a wedding planner to arrange a seamless flow of events from ceremony, to cocktails, to reception and dancing, so that unnecessary lags in time are avoided.
Go for tried and true recommended caterers that are willing to work with you on a menu that will satisfy you and your guests’ tastebuds. Get brownie points from your guests with grazing platters for in between event meals and late night snack options.
From lawn balls to music and dancing (or all of the above!). Choose entertainment that suits your tribe while keeping in line with venue requirements, unique to your wedding site.
If you do decide to choose music and dancing for that entertainment factor, wow your guests with a choreographed wedding dance. Build connection in the months (or hours) leading up to your wedding day, by learning a dance that you can enjoy for many years to come.
Written by Michelle King