What Actually Makes A Wedding Fun, According to Wedding Guests

Most couples want the wedding of their dreams.  Along with that comes a lot of pressure to host the ultimate wedding that is fun for all of your guests.

As it turns out, the best weddings don’t have to be the most expensive, have the largest guest list or hosted at the most lavish venues.  In fact, perusing through some Reddit threads on the subject, shows quite the opposite:  the best weddings include love, happiness and togetherness with a few other touches thrown in.

Here are some of those responses on Reddit.  Check them out if you are in the process of planning your big day.

“Your party is only as good as the people enjoying it.”

Guests Having Fun
8220I find that if I8217m not too close with the couple then I8217m just there as a formality But if I know the couple well regardless of the level of quality in each piece I have had a great time Your party is only as good as the people enjoying it So if you invited too many people that were just there out of 8216consideration8217 then there8217s a higher chance of it being lamer8221 8211 Redditornbspduderino13

“When it incorporates the couple’s hobbies, interests, and just who they are.”

Harry Potter Themed Wedding
8220The best wedding I8217ve been to was obviously low budget but it incorporated the rather quirky personalities of the couple just perfectly For instance the bride had just gotten her degree in chemistry so the centerpieces used chemistry glassware instead of vases for the flowers which were all hand crocheted by her8221 8211 RedditornbspYavemar

“Good food.”

Good Wedding Food
8220It8217s usually the most expensive part of the wedding but I think people should try to save money on other things and get the best food within their budget I don8217t have an opinion on nice centerpieces or how much the wedding dress costs but I always remember which weddings had good or bad food8221 8211 RedditornbspBook 1love

“Good weddings have people in them who are happy and relaxed.”

Relaxed Bridesmaids
8220Once they8217ve set up a rough set of guidelines for the day they more or less let things flow It can feel really uncomfortable when people are running around looking frantic or mad while trying to control how things are happening I8217ve never liked weddings that feel like the bridal couple is obediently running down the Official Checklist of Things You Have To Do At Your Wedding8221 8211 Redditornbspwithbellson

“To me, it’s usually the music.”

Wedding Band
8220If I8217m too busy dancing to bother sitting down for a meal that8217s a good wedding8221 8211 Redditornbspxtinalala

“Not cramming too much in.”

Bouquet Toss
8220Some receptions have too many interruptions 8211 the cake cutting toasts announcements flower toss every 15 minutes guests have to stop talking and dancing to watch something else going on8221 8211 Redditorviceadvice

“When a couple makes sure guests are taken care of.”

Best Day Ever Wedding Sign
8220Delicious and lots of varieties of food plenty of drinks a place to sit in a temperature controlled venue great music and a happy couple to celebrate Also convenient locations close parking no gaps between ceremony and reception etc I also remember little fun details like a couple who served grilled cheese and tomato soup shots one who had an ice cream bar another who played Disney songs through dinner etc8221 8211 RedditornbspWaitforIttttt

“The bride and groom were having fun.”

Wedding Photobooth
8220I think the liquor helped them loosen up but seeing the bride and groom actually enjoying themselves taking silly pictures in the photo booth and dancing like crazy on the dance floor really helped set the mood8221 8211 Redditornbspmoongoddessshadow

“If it’s a summer wedding it’s awesome if you can get the outside area at your venue.”

Wedding Bonfire
8220It8217s nice to mingle outside since it can be stuffy indoors and I8217ve been to weddings where there are little tables and even a bonfire outside that people can hang out around and enjoy their drink8221 8211 RedditornbspSarahlovesChar

“Open bar or limited bar with beer and wine, hosted all night.”

Open Bar
8220I8217ve never been to a wedding with drink tickets but I8217d be annoyed And I8217ve never been to a wedding with a cash bar but I8217d be downright offended8221 8211 Redditornbspsane enough

“No big wedding cake.”

Dessert Bar
8220Best idea ever It was a wedding of my wealthy cousins and they had a big sweets table without the giant cake Nobody missed it Those huge cakes are always super expensive they8217re not always that tasty and then guests don8217t even have a variety of desserts to choose from since most people can8217t pay for that cake and a full sweets table Also nobody missed the cake cutting ceremony8221 8211 Redditornbspmaria340

Having “an area away from the music where people can have actual conversations if they aren’t dancing.”

Wedding Quiet Area
8220I8217ve been to weddings where the music is so loud you can8217t talk so people who aren8217t dancing at a given moment for whatever reason can8217t even have a conversation8221 8211 Redditornbspchoixpeau

Want to see what really makes guests miserable?  Check out our post 10 Things Guests Hate About Weddings.

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