So, you have been approached by a close friend or family member and they have asked you to host their hotel wedding. You feel honoured that they would even ask you, and you begin to consider if you are really up to the tasking of hosting this huge event. Being a host for a wedding hotel is an honor, and you should not take it lightly.
The main job of a wedding host is to make sure that the evening events go as smoothly as possible. This helps to take some of the pressure off of the newly married couple, and they can enjoy their special day. They do not have to be stressed about the little details of the wedding.
A wedding represents an important milestone in the lives of the bride and groom, and the hotel wedding host needs to understand how important it is to balance the formalities of the reception whilst also injecting a little fun. Too much of either one will turn a beautiful event into a cringe-worthy memory for everyone in attendance.
So, if you have decided that you will indeed host your friend’s hotel wedding, the following are some tips that may help you become a respected and memorable wedding host.
Understand And Know The Couple
When you have to take an exam, you first have to do your research and homework. The same can be said if you are a wedding host. Before the big day arrives, you will need to take some time to sit down and speak with the couple so you will better understand them.
Both sides will have to feel comfortable with the other, and even more importantly, you will have to know the couple’s style. With that type of information, you will be able to better suit their style when you are ready to host their big night.
Know The Wedding Event Plan
Every couple is not the same. Some couples want one type of program for their banquet/reception, whilst another couple may want something totally different. Make sure that you understand what the couple’s plan is and how they want the plan to flow throughout the night.
If you are unsure about anything, clarify the information before the wedding day. However, typical banquets have:
- Cutting of the cake
- Champagne toasting
Some couples may even want to play games or have other types of guests interactions.
Although you will likely be given a script to follow, most couples do not mind if the wedding host can crack jokes and be spontaneous to help keep the banquet/reception fun and light hearted.
The point is, it is important to know the plan and follow it. The night belongs to the couple, and it is your job as host to make them look good at all times.
These are a few of the tips to keep in mind if you are ever asked to host a hotel wedding. The most important thing to remember is to relax and have fun on stage. The more you embrace the role with excitement and joy, the more fun you, the couple and the guests will have.