The Man Registry: Will Your Wedding Be The “Hook-Up” Wedding?

Posted by Azure on July 22nd, 2010
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When my wife and I got back from our honeymoon, we learned that our wedding had been dubbed “the hook-up wedding” by those in attendance. I have to admit, that I was quite honored. We had wanted our friends to have a great time at our wedding and leave with some great stories to tell. We didn’t necessarily think that meant hook-ups, but as it turns out, we (by accident) followed all of the rules to producing a hook-up friendly wedding.

Here’s what you need to do: Put together a young guest list

We got married soon after graduating college together, so we had our list of mutual friends from school as well as separate list of hometown friends. This mixture of new and old friends created a perfect atmosphere for wedding guests to mingle with old and new friends. Be smart with the seating chart

This is a pretty obvious one, guys. Sit the young people next to each other - not next to Aunt Bethel and Uncle Ralph. Meet beforehand

It’s always nice to get the younger friends together before the wedding. Get started by setting up your Wedding Pre-Party on OneWed, where your wedding guests can scope each other out, virtually, before they meet in person. Events like engagement parties, coed stag nights and couples' showers make perfect opportunities for pre-wedding partying. I even had a friend put together a wedding party softball game during the afternoon on the day of the rehearsal dinner. It was an amazing time and gave members of the wedding party a chance to meet in a relaxed environment. Give tips on bars/clubs

The fun shouldn’t end for your wedding guests just because the bride and groom leave after the reception. Be sure to share suggested bars and clubs with your friends so they’ll have somewhere to go after the bar as the reception shuts down.

We know that your main focus when putting together the wedding reception is not your friends hooking up. But by following these tips, you’ll provide a great setting for young people to meet, have a great time and make awesome memories. Cheers! Do you have any hook-up stories from weddings you’ve been to? Share them in the comments section below.
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