How To Entertain Your Wedding Guests

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life.

It’s something beautiful that you share with your friends and family. While the excitement of getting married might be enough to entertain you, it won’t be enough to entertain your guests. They aren’t getting married after all!

If you want to ensure your wedding is memorable for all the right reasons then here are some great tips for how to entertain your wedding guests.

  1. Keep Them Fed

You need to make sure that your guests have something to nibble on before the ceremony as well as after it.

It takes a long time between a wedding getting started and the reception afterwards. It’s more than enough time for people to get hungry, which just makes them crankier.

Find small appetisers that your guests can enjoy while they wait so that they are happy and refreshed by the time the ceremony starts.

  1. Stick to the Plan

Okay so you can’t stick to a wedding plan with military precision, but you should also avoid keeping your guests waiting around while you take pictures.

If you know there’s going to be a lot bit of dullness for your guests, such as when taking pictures; then you should consider setting up a space with some snacks and drinks for guests to sit and wait. They can get the party started before it really gets started.

  1. Change The Venue

If you’ve got the budget for it you’d be surprised at where you can hold the reception. Why not go all out by doing something unconventional such as holding your wedding reception at a science museum or even a zoo?

Of course even if you have to stick with a more traditional venue you can still spice it up a little with some décor or entertainment. Have a chat with the site manager to find out more about what you can do with the space to make it more entertaining.

  1. Time the Toasts

Every wedding needs a good toast or two. Or five.

The problem is that these toasts quickly add up and they can end up going quite long too. You should consider limiting the amount of toasts you have and how long each toaster has to give their speech.

That way it doesn’t get too long and painful for your guests and they can quickly get back to the festivities and having fun.

  1. Relax

There’s no underestimating how stressful it can be to plan a wedding, but you should avoid stressing out about any tiny details and just have fun. Your wedding will likely not be 100% according to plan and something will almost definitely go wrong.

Just relax and don’t stress out about it and your guests will have a whole lot of fun too. Keep a friend at hand who can slip you some drinks when you start getting stressed out if you need to.

keep in mind you can also simply let your wedding planner handle all the tiny details 🙂

Remember that it’s your wedding. It needs to be the happiest and most fun day of your life. So don’t stress out and enjoy yourself and your guests will enjoy themselves too.

How to Maintain a Happy Marriage With Children

Marriages can be a whole lot of fun but then the kids come along.

Sometimes a marriage can quickly become all about the kids and it takes some of the happiness and fun out of it. You find it more difficult to spend time together and you barely ever get any alone time any more.

Here’s how to maintain a happy and healthy marriage with children.

Put Each Other Before the Kids

When you’re putting together a healthy marriage you need to focus on your partner more than you focus on your kids.

You’re a husband before a father, or a wife before a mother. The marriage forms the backbone of the relationship and you need everyone to be able to see and feel it. Let your kids see how much you love each other and show your partner that they are still special to you.

It also makes your kids feel more secure.

Don’t Interfere With your Partner’s Parenting

You and your partner will have a different role in your child’s life.

  • Mothers are typically the nurturers. They make children eat their vegetables and kiss their scrapes away.
  • Dads tend to be the fun and cool ones. Dad lets kids eat what they want when they want and just mess around.

While you might feel that your approach is better you should let your partner do things their way for a balanced upbringing.

Be United

To follow on from not interfering you also need to present a united front. You should support your partner and their decisions.

If your kids try and say that your partner let them do something you should resist the urge to say that you say they can’t, which is probably going to be difficult. Being a consistent united front shows your strength to your kids and lets them know that they can’t get away with something and say they were told it was okay by your partner.

Exercise

Staying active helps keep you and your relationship healthy. It also shows off some positive behavior to your kids. You can make it a family affair by going on walks or bike rides together as a family.

That further reinforces the positive behavior with your kids and gets them excited about exercise. No matter what it is you do make sure you do something and enjoy the endorphins that come with it.

Have Sex

When you think about it it’s almost ironic that a child would disrupt the very process that brought them into the world. Having a kid can really destroy a sex life but there’s no reason to let it. You need to make sex a priority again and find time for one another.

Sex and physical intimacy are what is holding your marriage together (plus it’s fun!) so make it a part of your marriage; even if you have to lock the bedroom door.

Kids can quickly become a major part of any marriage, but you still need to find time for each other and spend time together as a couple. Your partner, and indeed your marriage, will thank you for it.