So very recently I was a guest at a wedding. It was my Cousin’s wedding who was getting married in The Stone Barn, Gloucestershire. It is such a gorgeous venue. I loved it. I need to go back there! I obviously took my camera (my trusty family camera the Fuji Xe2 with a 23mm lens) but tried not to get too involved in taking many photos for fear of missing out of the fun of .. just being at a wedding! It was really fantastic to see the other side of the day from a guests point of view. I was slightly surprised at the amount of food on offer and ate far too well without really touching any cake or having enough desert!
So if you are looking at making the day great for wedding guests then there are a few things you can do … feed them well, give them lots of drink, do not make them hang around too long, have great music, keep speeches to a reasonable length, have fun guests and do not make it too formal. Obviously, these are my thoughts ..but I think they are pretty good principles on how to have a great wedding. After all, we all want our guests to rave about the wedding for weeks to come don’t we?
The photos show how much fun I was having – despite being the driver for the evening and only having a couple of proseccos after the ceremony. I did not mind one bit as I had a ball and pretty much danced like a fool ALL evening. I even brought my baseball boots along to change into so that my feet would not hurt … and guess what? They still hurt because I danced so much. The moves that I thought I had forgotten were there and they were FABULOUS (well in my mind’s eye anyway – my wife laughed at me in a good way so that all that matters!)
So there we are … a day I wont forget and my thoughts on how you should also focus on your guests.Enjoy the photos and you can see in the first pic where I get my grey hair and towering height from!
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