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Wedding trends 2019: Impressive guest experiences

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A big trend for 2019? Going the extra mile to make everyone feel really welcome! It may be your big day and all, but most couples tell us “guest enjoyment” is high on their priority list this year. The verdict? Unforgettable celebrations that everyone loves.

Watching your nearest and dearest mingle, enjoy the festivities and toast you with tears in their eyes will honestly be a wedding highlight. Which is why many couples are swapping out bomboniere and even snipping their guest list in favour of luxe guest experiences, wedding weekends, restaurant-quality food and wine, and catered after-parties. This is a trend with serious staying power!

Keep guests entertained with interactive ideas which you’ll also love, including a balloon drop, video and photo booths, on-site mixologists, tarot card readers (watch the line-up for this one!) Prosecco vans, ice cream carts and decadent dessert bars. A crowd-pleasing cultural activity is always a winner too, think all-inclusive Greek circle dance, Polynesian fire dancing (or fire twirling) or a Chinese tea ceremony. If in doubt, a fabulous fireworks display is perennially on point. Looking for ideas for your own special day? Scroll below to see how other couples have included special guest experiences in their weddings.

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Romy and James had guests transported to their venue on a retro double-decker bus

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A mixologist made cocktails for guests at Barbara and Ana’s wedding

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Cindy-Anne and Scott topped off their reception with a fire dance performance

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Carla and Dylan impressed guests with a cute photo booth

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Joshua and Joshua served up their favourite sweets with an indulgent dessert bar

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Top-shelf spirits were on offer at Anna and Tyrone’s wedding

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Anna and Josh wowed loved ones with a fireworks display

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A mixologist served up the bride’s favourite drink at Chelsea and George’s wedding

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Gourmet restaurant-quality fare was on the menu at Sarah and Billy’s wedding

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Kristian and Madeleine spoiled friends and family with an ice cream cart

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Pizza was made to order at Sara and Miles’s reception

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Everyone took part in a traditional Greek dance at Marissa and Peter’s wedding

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An indulgent dessert table was a hit at Tralisa and Scott’s wedding

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Guests loved the photo booth at Amanda and Maurice’s wedding

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Bec and John made their ‘first dance’ magical with a fireworks display

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