How To Throw A Fantastic Party At Your Beach Wedding

First, you take them off to a wonderful paradise for a much welcomed vacation. Having a beach wedding does not guarantee that everyone will be having a ball. Everyone has to have a good time. It’s not just providing fantastic food or getting them drunk that puts you to the “best party hosts ever” list. Read on for some fresh ideas on how to throw a real party on your beach wedding (and not just a reception).

Get your guests to take their stuff to the dance floor. A lively dance floor filled with happy people will set the mood for the beach wedding party. Professional dance instructors can also be hired for unabashed dancing from the guests.

The beach wedding may not be an all singles affair but they could sure use some mingling. A guest list of 30 people may still have a few awkward encounters with virtual strangers. To encourage mingling and conversation among members of both families, set up food stations in scattered places. The cocktail or alcohol stations should also be set up within a distance from each other. There is nothing better than seeing camaraderie among the two families, so make sure no one stays a wallflower or hogs the attention of the bartender.

The beach bride may also set up buffet stations that offer a variety of foods: a chocolate fountain, dessert bar, sushi bar, or international cuisines that not only take guests to a culinary journey, but food is a great conversation starter, too.

Have your guests play bartender. There is always an amazing cocktail waiting to be named and enjoyed. It would also be a good idea to hire bartenders to “perform” and showcase their bartending skills as a good way of keeping your guests entertained.

Don’t forget the music. Music is that sole force that could make or break the celebratory mood of a beach wedding. Hire a flexible band with a vast repertoire of songs for all the dancing and the dreaded down time. A DJ can also be hired to spin music instead of a band.

Alternative forms of entertainment such as fire dancers and magicians can also be called in for added entertainment. No one can resist a good dose of card magic and other magic tricks (even more so when everyone has had a drink too many.) There is another form of entertainment that can singlehandedly cause a riot among guests: the karaoke. No one passes up the chance of being able to belt out a tune or two and showcase his/her talents (or un-talents, just in case).

Finally, the beach bride should have fun herself. After all the planning, then the execution, and finally being married to the love of her life, having fun at her own beach wedding party is the perfect culmination of it all. The young and vibrant bride should have started dancing by now.

Sarah Forrester is a recent beach bride, whose site BestBeachWedding.Info minimizes all the stresses that every prospective bride endures. Her Bargain Boutique showcases really fun wedding ideas that will help make the bridal budget last so much longer. Be sure to check out BestBeachWedding.Info to get your free copy of Sarah’s new book, Secrets for the Most Affordable and Best Beach Weddings!

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