Pleasing everyone that attends your wedding is tricky, so it’s usually best to please yourself first and let the rest fall into place. But luckily, there are several budget-friendly and interesting ways to wow your wedding guests that bring a lot of fun.
1. Set Up a Donation Station
Your guests will likely want to shower you with monetary contributions, honeymoon funds, or gifts. Instead, consider setting up a donation station to a charity that matters most to you. This is an interesting way to wow your wedding guests, and it doesn’t have to cost you anything. If you feel compelled, include this information on your RSVP form so that guests can prepare ahead of time for how they’d like to make their donations.
2. Set Out Disposable Cameras
Wedding photography is expensive regardless of budget and services. If finances are tight, consider hiring a photographer for the ceremony and staged images, and then leave the reception to your guests.
Place disposable cameras around the tables and reception space and let your guests capture real-life, candid party moments. This is a fun way for you to enjoy every moment of the party, get your guests involved, and look back at all the moments that your guests enjoyed the most. You can buy a camera for each table or buy a bulk pack of cameras and place them sporadically around for anyone to use.
3. Additional Provisions
Sometimes, outdoor venue spaces save a lot of money but require more work. You can wow your wedding guests by investing in additional provisions, like a portable restroom.
These amenities offer fully functioning restroom accommodations, including privacy, running water, and climate control. If you can place it in a neutral location at the venue, everyone can easily access it without having to leave the party for too long.
4. Grazing at the Reception
The meal is a tricky thing to decide on. You’re feeding a bunch of people at one time, and you don’t want anybody going hungry, especially if you want to serve alcohol. Another issue with meals is how expensive they can be per headcount.
Depending on the size of your party, consider moving away from full-size meals and accommodate your guests by offering small appetizers. This will allow them to eat as they wish and drink responsibly, and it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. You can still offer a sit-down meal, but you can choose dishes on the simple and affordable end to alleviate the financial burden.
When it comes to guest accommodations, people also ask what guests care about the most. The most common answer is food. So focus on that, be mindful of your selections, and go ahead with the reception snacks.