Whom a bride and groom choose to be with them as they say “I do” is an important task. The bridesmaids and groomsmen not only plan your bachelor/bachelorette parties but they also help keep the party alive. In making this difficult decision, you usually end up with a variety of people. Brides and grooms choose elementary school friends, college friends, brothers, sisters, and even long lost cousins to be closest to them on their big day. However, 90 percent of the time these people have no clue whom their fellow bridesmaids/groomsmen are. Unwanted awkwardness on your wedding day is a result from this exact unfamiliarity.
From the bridesmaid/groomsman perspective this awkwardness can be an issue. If you’re single, you feel pressured to end up in a relationship with the person you walk down the aisle with. If you’re married or in a relationship, you just want to get away from this person to spend time with your loved one. So, how do you combat this awkwardness to make your wedding day one of the best days of your life? Engage in some pre-wedding bonding activities!
Start off by booking hotel rooms the night before the wedding! That way there is no worry of people trying to get home if they’ve had a little too much to drink. Once the rooms are booked, try out one or many of these activities!
Pre-Wedding Field Day
Enjoy the beautiful riverfront at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Sioux Falls and plan a field day. You can divide the teams into men versus women or randomly put them together. Plan games like potato sack races, egg tosses, three-legged races, or even a water balloon fight with permission from the hotel of course! This will engage your bridal party in some competitive yet lighthearted fun that will help make memories. If you want to amp up the fun, include some delicious seasonal drinks for hydration!
Picnic at Falls Park
The Falls are one of the many beautiful attractions of Sioux Falls. Why not enjoy them? After your pre-wedding field day, walk from the Hilton to Falls Park on the bike trails for a picnic. Your bridesmaids and groomsmen can splash around in the water, throw a Frisbee, and enjoy some cheese and crackers in the nice afternoon sun. The water is not only relaxing, but will cool you off after working so hard to win those field games!
A Night on the Town!
Downtown Sioux Falls is the perfect place for a night on the town. Get ready in one of our luxurious suites and hit the ground running! From Irish pubs, to pool halls, Downtown has it. And the best part about staying at the Hilton Garden Inn? You can end your night at our in-hotel bar, Elements on 8th. A drink to end the night and you can ride the elevator up to your room, no questions asked. Going out as a bridal party allows you to make memories that will last forever.
So if you’re looking to avoid the awkwardness of bridesmaids/groomsmen that are strangers, try out these easy steps at the Hilton Garden Inn-Downtown Sioux Falls to make your day one to remember!
Contact Allison Parsons at the Downtown Hilton Garden Inn, Sioux Falls, SD at 605-444-4703 for your personal tour today!