What wedding goers really do (and don’t) care about!

From flowers to cocktails, color schemes to table linens many things will vie for attention as you plan your wedding. The question on every wedding couple’s mind is, “What matters most?” You want to know how to prioritize your time and $$$, and we have discovered that your guests are excellent barometers for measuring what is truly important to the success of your event. That’s why RiverStone is here to clue you in on what your wedding guests really do care about!


You’ve heard that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. In our experience, this statement is absolutely true in relation to your wedding guests. A tasty meal goes a long way toward insuring a satisfied customer. RiverStone is proud to offer delicious multi-course meal selections for you and your guests to enjoy, and we welcome you to dine as our guest for your wedding!


People love an open bar! Incorporating specialty cocktails with your drink menu will add pops of liquid color and infusions of flavor that your guests are sure to appreciate! RiverStone loves collaborating with our couples to create specialty drinks that are personalized to fit your taste!


With satisfied bellies and libations in hand, guests want to be entertained. The key to any successful party is setting the right mood. If you want to get people out on the dance floor, you need to make them feel comfortable. Talk to your band or DJ about playing music that will get people moving right away. Choose songs from a variety of decades that are recognizable with good beats and/or melodies. For starters, check out the top 10 tunes to make Billboard’s list of 100 Popular Wedding Songs (which we’ve included below) then enlist RiverStone’s state-of-the-art specialty lighting and sound equipment to really wow your crowd!

  1. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
  2. Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
  3. Walk the Moon, “Shut Up and Dance”
  4. Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”
  5. Whitney Houston, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)”
  6. Earth, Wind & Fire, “September”
  7. Usher feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris, “Yeah”
  8. Journey, “Don’t Stop Believin'”
  9. Michael Jackson, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”
  10. The Isley Brothers, “Shout – Part 1″


One final note: your guests will appreciate an event that is well organized, and they will notice if things are seriously disjointed or awkward. Let us help you create a timeline for your wedding that flows seamlessly and allows everyone to fully focus on celebrating your nuptials!

The good news is, the demands of the average partygoer are relatively simple: food, drinks, and entertainment. If you cover these 3 things, the rest will essentially be “icing on the cake!”