The Ultimate Guest Experience: How to Plan a Wedding that ‘Wows’

The big day you have been dreaming of is almost here and, as you are planning the details, you know you want to ‘wow’ your guests. Here’s a little secret⁠ — impressing those who are there to witness your nuptials is as simple as making their experience your priority. 


All About the Food and Drinks

The best way to make your guests feel welcome at your celebration is by giving them many options to choose from. Set the tone with an open bar! Allow your guests to indulge in their favorite libations, like daiquiris or Piña Coladas, a glass of champagne or something as simple as an ice cold beer. 


Consider offering various food options throughout the entirety of your celebration. This includes everything from appetizers as your guests arrive at your reception, to a late night snack a couple hours after the main dinner course. 


In the midst of all the wedding preparation for the day, don’t forget to treat your wedding party. Feed all those who are part of your wedding team, before and after your ceremony. After all, nothing says “I appreciate you” quite like an assortment of tasty food and drinks.


Make Sure Your Guests Are Taken Care Of

The perfect host makes sure their guests are comfortable at all times. It’s hard to expect the unexpected, but your wedding coordinator(s) can help with this! Always have a back-up plan, like moving the ceremony inside if it’s raining most guests would not appreciate being caught in the bad weather. Supply umbrellas if moving indoors is not an option.


For outdoor weddings during warmer months, your guests would likely appreciate iced tea, lemonade and hand-held fans. During the cooler months you may consider coffee, hot chocolate and blankets. Providing the perfect balance between indoor and outdoor party options would be ideal so your guests can mingle and stay comfortable according to their temperature preferences. 


Invite Both Families to Come Together

Ditch the seating charts and invite both families to come together. You and your partner are starting a new life together. Your wedding is the perfect opportunity for both sides of the family to get to know each other. Encourage them to share precious family memories and enjoy their time together.


Placing fun games, like cornhole boards or horseshoe toss, at different areas of your reception will make for many laughs and lasting memories for both families.


Get Your Guests Groovin’

Your DJ or band are the best people to keep your party alive well into the night. Rely on them for advice on how to create the perfect balance of different music genres that fits the guests’ tastes and your own. What classic songs or dances do your families enjoy? Trust that your DJ or band will use their skills to MC the night and help with the flow of your entire reception.


You Can Count on Hermann Hill 

We can help you create the ultimate experience for your guests! When notified in advance, our in-house chef can assist with creating special meals for guests with allergies or dietary restrictions or preferences. We can also assist in helping serve some refreshments. Our multiple venue options provide the ideal combination of indoor and outdoor seating spots, making the comfort of your guests a priority. Give your guests an experience they’ll talk about for years to come with a celebration at Hermann Hill!

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