Prevent eat and run wedding guests

How to prevent eat and run wedding guests? There’s the nasty habit of guests who sometimes turn up at the reception, eat, then leave. Some attend the wedding, then leave right after they eat. It’s up to you whether you can forgive that or not, but often, it’s annoying. It’s also But sometimes, you can do something to make guests stay on. That sometimes understands what makes them leave, which included things that bore them.

If ever you’ve pinpointed what bores them, you can then come up with ideas to streamline your wedding and edit out the clutter.

Too much dancing

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Remember, this isn’t a debut. When you dance the bride off with too many people, like with the father, brothers, best man, best friend, ten other friends, etc. that’s just too time-consuming. Try games instead of dancing.

 

Too boring games

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And if you have too many games as well, it could still be boring. Make the fun things less repetitive and bring in more variation.

Slideshows

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Yes, believe it or not, slideshows that seem to be a thing with photographers these days can actually be boring. People might be more interested in talk and games. Or better have narration along with slideshows.

Speeches

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Sure, some people can be so excited and have great feelings about the wedding. But that can lead to too long and boring speeches. This goes for long readings too. Unless they’re interesting, make sure the readings are brief and meaningful.

 

Cake cuttings at the wrong time

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Better not call people to gather around the cake cutting while they’re busy eating or chatting. Time it right, when everyone is free. Or you could hold it without too many people gathered around. Have it videoed, then project the scene.

 

Bad music

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Some people may not appreciate the bride-or-groom’s (or wedding planner’s) personal taste. Best have music that is used with a themed program, or one that’s right for the occasion. Tearjerking music is best avoided.

 

Gap between ceremony and reception – For sure, in the Philippines, people already have the reception immediately following the wedding. After all, they can’t wait. A long gap may see some people leaving and going home or going for a nearby Jollibee or similar.

 

Receiving lines

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Receiving guests shouldn’t be like that of a corporate seminar or similar. Taking too long for a guest to register and receive gifts, such as making the photo booth mandatory before seating, will make guests giddy and wanting to leave earlier, as they fear more time-wasting gimmicks being used on them.

 

 


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