1. The guestbook
Keep your memories alive with a knock-out guestbook to rival all the others! It will serve as a valuable memento of the Big Day for many years to come. And, you don’t need to go for something traditional – vinyl anyone?
2. A fun ride
Whether it’s a traditional Maltese bus, a VW camper van, a luzzu or even a paddling boat, get from A to B with style – and some panache – by thinking outside the box.
3. Inflatables (?!)
Who doesn’t love jumping up and down to their heart’s content? Even if your kiddie days are long behind you, there’s nothing like letting lose and just flying up in the air. Our turn next!
4. Comfy shoes for guests
High-heeled shoes are a bane for many women, who don them to look their best for your big moments. But they can leave many feeling uncomfortable for many an hour, especially if you’ve organised a stand-up reception. Be kind and offer some flats or flip-flops to keep your guests dancing the night away.
We all may know exactly where to go (perhaps), but there may still be some of us whose sense of direction ain’t exactly brilliant. Provide a mental map to your guests with some handy signs – and add a few more with wording setting the tone to your event.
Interior or exterior? Night or day? Of course, these factors have a great deal of influence on what lighting is prepped but you should speak to your wedding planner or venue manager to determine how this will all be set up.
A pet gripe of ours is the lack of sufficient chairs at local weddings. What’s up with that? It’s not only older ladies and gentlemen who might want to take the pressure off their feet. Opt for furniture which fits in with your wedding theme and you’ll make everyone happy!
8. Kiddie entertainment
Some couples decide to have a no-kiddies-allowed wedding, but this might be tough if you have close family whom you want to invite – or if you have little ‘uns walking up the aisle with you. So, make sure you have stuff for them to do – they need to enjoy the day too, y’know!
9. No to plastic
With climate emergencies being declared left, right and centre, it’s time to stop sticking our head in the sand and start affecting positive change. Be clear with suppliers: absolutely no plastic. And, make it imperative that they adhere to this – or they don’t get the gig!
10. A hashtag
You may want minimal disruption and phone-checking during those heart-felt moments, but there will be family and friends who would want to capture the feeling the day has brought. Set up a hashtag which they can tag all their photos with, so you get to enjoy the pics afterwards as well!