Plan out your seating chart in detail.
You need to know for sure that the guests will be seated comfortably. Don’t make pariahs out of your single friends. They need some loving too. Even if your initial tendency would be for you to seat them among the rest of the other singles attending your wedding, it might make your purpose or intentions a little too blunt and obvious and they might not appreciate this that much. Nobody appreciates the aspect of being forced to sit with a group of strangers that they don’t really have that much in common with. Instead, you should go out of your way to seat them among friends or in the very least, people that they are fairly familiar with. This way, they don’t feel awkward and ill at ease having to socialize with a bunch of strangers that they have only met for the very first time. Put yourself in their shoes and think about how you would like to be assigned a seating plan as well.
Open bars don’t have to hurt your pockets.
An open bar sounds extravagant and more than fun and this is not the type of thing that you should be missing out on at any point in time. You are bound to make it work for as long as you limit the booze choices. You don’t need 10 different types of beers. You don’t even need to include the bubbly unless you can afford it. Go for 1 beer, 2 wines (white and red) and perhaps 1 hard liquor or signature cocktail of your choice and make the volume open to all of your guests. They still get to enjoy the feeling of a free for all bar without costing you way too much money somewhere in the process. This will make your wedding feel a lot more interesting and a lot more enjoyable for you and for your guests when it all comes down to it. Get this checked out and discuss this with your local bartender. He is bound to whip something up for you one way or the other when it all comes down to it. Get your Dorset wedding photographer to provide coverage for the free flowing booze for extra wedding photo kicks.
Make your guests comfortable.
The comfort level of your guests while they are there are attending your wedding is the kind of thing that you should be checking out at all costs. If your guests feel inconvenienced and ill at ease, the wedding will not really turn out to be as huge of a success as you would like it to. Your Dorset wedding photographer will have an easier time riling the crowd up in the mood for great looking photos when they are all comfortable and this is why you need to make this a priority.
Set up a lounge area.
People will get tired from dancing or standing around during the reception party and they need a little bit of time to cool off a little bit. A nicely set up lounge area can really make all of the difference in the world when it all comes down to it.