Groom and family dancing at the wedding party in Samos Greece.

Not in any particular order, here are my top 10 tips on keeping it interesting and fun for your guests.

Whether you are having a small intimate destination wedding or a lavish celebration, these 10 tips will help alleviate your anxiety of keeping all the guests happy.

The best 10 tips to entertain your guests.

1. Live Traditional Dancers – immerse your guests in the moment and destination with a connection to the culture with dancers in traditional costumes that can arrive as a spark to start the party after the first slow dance and dinner is served.

2. Photo Booth– there are so many things that you can accomplish by this one. Customize it to your theme and have a space where the guests can use props and snap fun shots to upload using a QR code for everyone to share. You can print a QR code card for each table. Polaroids are great for snapping quick shots and adding them to the guest book or having an entire Photo Mirror that uploads all the photos into your drive.

3. Interactive Food and Drinks– The buffet can be something other than a boring line of metal containers. Depending on your theme there are many ways to display the buffet and this is something to discuss with your planner in regards to the catering company you choose. You can have carving stations and DIY dishes. A mobile car bar can have signature cocktails of your favorite drinks as a theme point for the party.

4. Live Art. Greece is known for its artistic aura. Have an artist draw caricatures, face painting for both adults and kids, henna, or have everyone select their favorite Greek Design from a list and have it painted on a small piece of traditional pottery as a favor.

5. Musicians + DJ = a great combination. The metallic sounds of the bouzouki and the sweet violin create an ambiance. You can have live Greek traditional musicians play as you walk down the aisle, or they can announce your entrance to the reception. Your DJ will play the various playlists you have chosen for the remainder of the night.

6. Fireworks-Who doesn’t like this one. Pick a moment you want to highlight. First dance, last dance, cake cutting, and light up the sky

7. Dance Lessons -On the night before the wedding offer a class to all your guests so that they can truly enjoy the Greek culture. You can throw a pre-wedding cocktail party and incorporate the dance lessons on the night before the wedding.

8. Party Hangover Bags-A fun way to say goodnight, your planner can pass out these to your guests as they depart. They have always ended up being quite useful the next day.

9. Child-friendly fun-You can hire someone who will provide entertainment for the kids but will also look after and care for them during the night. 

10. Interactive Seating Chart-There are so many fun ideas from ouzo shots and herbed garden pots, Instead of a chart or a hostess seating your guests.

A couple is dancing under the fairy lights at  a wedding in Samos.

I hope to have inspired you to take your wedding party to another level!

I am delighted to share my insights and offer advice. Are you concerned about something? Is there a specific topic you would like me to explore? Please share it with me.  I will gladly consider it in my next blog post. I would love to hear your comments, suggestions, or inquiries.

Elli’s Plan- Elli Mihalopoulou

I want to create your significant day just as you wish it to be with memories that are shared for a lifetime My team of destination professionals, hospitality experts, and hopeless romantics is driven by a passion for their work to ensure that each event is spectacular and memorable. You can rest assured that you and your guests are in good hands.