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A small wedding family dinner isn’t for everyone. If you dreamed of a large-scale wedding with hundreds of friends and relatives, you would understand that an evening with your family wouldn’t replace this. However, it can be a good option for couples, who postpone the celebration to autumn but want to celebrate the marriage in the registry office or the anniversary of their acquaintance. While Moscow is still under quarantine, you have some bonus time to choose a good place, collect references, think over decor options, and even find contractors before your “important date.”
But you should know: there is one problem with this format. We must warn you — a poorly organized dinner can run into an ordinary get-together with the family, after which you’ll ask disappointed: “And this was my wedding?” So, if you don’t want such an outcome, follow our solutions and turn an ordinary meeting with relatives into something special.
Even if you’re going to spend the evening in an intimate restaurant with an authentic interior or in a furnished hotel room, you will need another decor that will support the style of the event, add the necessary shades, and give solemnity. A good decorator can even arrange a table for six guests that will take your breath away from beauty. Refined linen tablecloths, handmade crockery, candles, and fresh flowers that match the style, all of it will immediately set guests in a solemn mood and make the evening memorable.
If you’re going to have dinner with your parents, you don’t need an emcee. But if you invite 10-15 guests — it'll be a small party, and making them happy without him will be difficult. Think about your family events, where relatives sit at the large table. There are usually leaders who draw the attention of all guests, tell when others should make toasts, and when to start the main dishes. Such people expect everything will go like they want. But wouldn't it be better to entrust the management of dinner to a professional? He will coordinate all actions with you in advance, fill in awkward pauses, resolve conflicts, and will be able to gently interrupt your uncle's drawn-out toast. Just because he can and it’s his work.
PEONY Wedding Studio
Thinking about this format, you are imagining a memorable evening. But without any activities, dinner will be just an evening meal: no matter how rude it may sound, everyone will just eat and then disperse. We agree that a dance battle or singing songs in karaoke isn’t appropriate, but a lottery with mementoes, joint cake decorating, preparing messages for the future, and other such actions can be the highlight of the evening. And this is another argument in favour of the emcee: a professional will find something to entertain guests with, carefully prepare and organize everyone.
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