Put The Wow Factor Into Your Wedding

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Your Wedding Will Be Remembered For Years To Come

Want your wedding to stand out from the crowd? It’s time to inject a little dazzle into your celebrations with these ideas that will ‘wow’ your guests.

We’ve all been to an unforgettable wedding before, the one that sets the benchmark for all other weddings you’ll attend going forward. So, when it comes to planning your own big day, naturally you’ll want to make sure that your celebrations completely blow your guests away. Whether you decide to serve Cosmopolitan cocktails after dessert or choose to surprise everyone with an impromptu dance act, here are some tips to help you inject some serious ‘wow factor’ into the proceedings.

Why You Need The Wow Factor

Weddings tend to have a set order of events; whether you’ve opted for a religious or civil ceremony this is usually followed by a champagne reception with photos, your wedding breakfast and evening reception party concluding with the departure of the bride and groom. There’s certainly no harm in following this traditional schedule, but what happens at each stage of your event is what you and your guests will look back on with the fondest of memories. By choosing some truly unique details, that go beyond spectacular centrepieces and what the bridesmaids are wearing, you can be assured that your wedding will be the one that everyone remembers for all the right reasons. Liaise with your Essex wedding venue coordinator to explore some really creative and fun ideas.

Choreographed Dances

We’ve all seen YouTube clips of choregraphed dance routines, but the truth is that most guests still don’t expect to go to a wedding where the groom’s grandad does a jive down the aisle. If you’re up for putting together a choregraphed routine, then the key is to keep the numbers small so that there’s still an element of surprise for everyone else on the big day. You might choose to include the bridesmaids and groomsmen for example. You’ll know your wedding guests best and be able to gauge who might be up for this and who would run for the hills at the idea of ‘performing’ at your wedding. After you’ve chosen your line-up, it’s all about practice, practice, practice.

Confetti Drop

Want to make your dancefloor look even more glamorous? Why not organise a confetti drop to take place during your first dance or even at the stroke of midnight when everyone has gathered for the final boogie of the evening? This will be a perfect surprise for all of your guests and makes for the most fabulous, glitzy pictures.

Keeping Your Guests Entertained

Have you ever noticed that there can be a lot of waiting around at weddings? The champagne reception can sometimes feel a little long, particularly for those guests who aren’t involved in too many of the photos. Keep your guests upbeat by providing some entertainment – you might provide lawn games, a selfie mirror booth, or even a comedy act to keep everyone in great spirits. Whatever you choose, remember to keep the drinks flowing and the party will be underway in no time at all.


Start your married life off with a bang! Why not provide the perfect finale to an incredibly special day by going all out with a fireworks display? The key is to choose quality fireworks over quantity – even five minutes of fireworks can be the perfect way to conclude your reception and will look simply spectacular. Always check with your venue as to what is allowed, as the regulations will set where, when and if you’re allowed fireworks in the locality.

Now you’ve got some ideas, it’s time to have a chat with your other half and work out which of these ways will create the biggest wow factor at your wedding.