Pre Wedding Ideas
Planning and preparing for a wedding can be overwhelming. But there are some ways to wind down and have fun before that ‘BIG DAY’. Many people these days plan pre- wedding activities, which is not very traditional but it’s a new way to incorporate family and friends, especially the ones traveling a far.
Depending on what day your wedding is scheduled and taking into consideration when most of your guests will be arriving, you may want to have just a day before wedding activity or a week long.
Some ideas on fun things to do with your guest: (i.e. the wedding is on Sunday @ 4pm) so our plans will begin on Friday morning because most guest will be here on Thursday night.
Friday: Mid Morning Brunch (which includes all of the bride and grooms favorites)- french toast, scrambled eggs with cheese, bell peppers, onions and tomatoes, sauteed shrimp with butter sauce, a variety of fruit, pancakes, croissants, and much more. Enough to satisfy every ones taste buds. After brunch, gather everyone for a game of baseball (or some other form of semi physical sport)- ladies against gents. Who doesn’t love to play baseball? And if your guest have children, they can play as well. Then you may want to top off the night with a cozy (bride and groom selection of all time favorites) movie & pizza back at the house.
Saturday: Today, a picnic in the park. Be sure and choose a large park to guarantee space as well as research that location to make sure there are no major functions going on that day. You can do this as a potluck, all the local guest bring 1 dish, blankets and drinks. Again, guests with children wont have a problem with trying to figure out, where will my kids go. You can play different games specifically for the kids and for the adults, such as a wedding themed scavenger hunt with a drawn map for hints. After a long day at the park, decide who will watch the children for just a few hours, provide them with snacks and activities. Then the woman can go off and enjoy relaxation at the spa (mani’s and pedi’s and maybe a quick massage)- be sure and work with a local spa or salon for a special group rate. Then the men can go to a sports bar to have some drinks and watch a little sports, possibly have a impromptu bachelor party.
The activities do not have to be single-handedly coordinated by the bride and groom, encourage the wedding party to help out with as much as possible. Delegate small jobs to different people that want to help.
For more ideas on what to do for pre-wedding activities or if you need help planning and coordinating activities for your wedding, contact LeSoiree.