From your aunt Sally to your groom’s best friend from college, you want to make sure that everyone at your dream wedding has a good time and feels involved in the event. As a modern bride, you need your guests to do more than simply bring a present and eat a meal. Even if a guest isn’t part of the wedding party, your goal is to help them feel involved and like a welcomed member of your new happy family for the day. Here are a few ways to get your guests involved at your ballroom wedding venue.

Wedding Photo Guest Book

Look for some retro technology to create a wedding guest photo book. Assign one of the wedding party to man the guest book table with a Polaroid camera. As guests arrive, take their photo and hand it to them. After they shake their images into the pic, they can tape their photo into the guest book and leave a special message for the bride and groom.

Date Night Jar

Close to the entrance of the reception, set up a table with a large mason jar and slips of papers or popsicle sticks. You can attach a sign encouraging each guest to leave a suggestion of their perfect date night idea. Make sure someone keeps the jar safe after the wedding until you get back from your honeymoon. You’re sure to find some great ideas.

Marital Advice Book

Even if you only been engaged a week, you already know that everyone loves to give you the must-have advice for a long marriage. Set up a table at your wedding with a book similar to a guest book and ask each guest to provide their best advice and sign their name. Who knows it might even save you some time listening to it in person on your wedding day.

At the Crystal Ballroom, we love watching all the unique things at the weddings at our venue. Call us today to schedule a tour.