Wedding planning is always a lot harder than you think it’s
going to be. From finding the perfect caterer, choosing flower arrangements,
and assembling a guest list, you can get lost in your to-do list very quickly.
But, it is important not to be so involved in the small details that you lose
your vision for the wedding as a whole. Large weddings can be extremely fun,
but it also takes more thoughtful preparation to make everyone feel valued and
apart of your big day.
Greeting every guest at your wedding can be impossible and
stressful, so here are a few tips to help you make your wedding feel intimate
even though you invited hundreds of guests!
Invitations/Placement Cards – While this takes a lot of time, your guests
will sure notice the effort you put into making sure everything has a personal
touch, and it will make them feel valued. Having the bride or groom write the
placement cards for the reception tables will help each person feel remembered
- Set Up
Games at the Reception – While you and your new spouse are out taking
wedding pictures, your guests need something to do before you arrive at the
reception! Setting out card tables or fun games like cornhole can help bring
people together and get the festive spirit up.
Large, Long Tables – You may be limited in how you can set up the
reception, but aim for a few long tables rather than smaller round ones. This
creates a communal, hall-like feel where everyone feels like an equal part of
the celebration. It also helps you eliminate the tough choice of picking who
sits at each small table, and which tables will be closer to the head table.
Another Bar or Bartender – Nothing is worse than standing in a long drink
line at a reception or cocktail hour while everyone waits for the one bartender
to make every drink. Even if you’ll only have one drink station, it goes a long
way to hire an extra bartender or two to keep the line moving. Guests won’t
feel like there are a million people at the wedding, and they can get back to
the party faster.
Food Family-style – Rather than dismissing everyone table-by-table to come
up with their plates to get food, try bringing out the food to each table or
group of people at the same time and having them divvy up the plates. There’s
nothing like actually sharing a meal with others to bring everyone together. This
can also be a great way to get an intimate feel if you use circular tables\
Whether you have 40 guests or 250, The Muttontown Club can help
you facilitate the perfect wedding that feels intimate. Our wedding
coordinators can work with you to help you choose the best options and spaces
at our beautiful property. We have grand ballrooms, welcoming salons and
lounges, as well as picture-perfect outdoor spaces for your ceremony and
reception. To learn more about our wedding services, call us today at