Love Your Guests
Your wedding should be about you and your partner, reflecting your style and personality. But at the same time you should be considerate of all your family members, friends and guests who will be celebrating you as a happy couple on your wedding day.
Here are some wedding fine points that are important to remember to make your guests’ experience wonderful.
Travel Arrangements for your guests
Chances are some of your guests will be out of town. Try to make booking travel as easy and affordable as possible. By reserving hotel room blocks, your guests can easily book their accommodations for your wedding. Some airlines will give a small discount if your guests will fly to your wedding on the same airline.
Transportation to and from wedding for your guests
Parking at the wedding venue could have valet parking or if it doesn’t, it’s usually on you to provide it. All the out-of-town guests will appreciate not to drive to the wedding. A shuttle could be arranged from and to the hotel that they are staying in.
Welcome your guests
For guests that traveled a distance especially for your wedding, it’s important to make them feel welcome. Welcome bags filled with water, snacks and a program for the wedding are a nice touch.
Seating assignments at the reception
Your guests will appreciate having assigned seating at the reception. You should seat people that know each other together, people that don’t like each other further away, the elderly people shouldn’t be seated close to a DJ or band.
Be thoughtful and say thank you
Weddings take a lot of your time, but it’s very important to take the time to say thanks to your guests. If you can, during the reception, you could stop by the tables and say a quick hello. At the end of the reception, you could also make a short speech thanking everyone for coming to the wedding. And please don’t forget about the actual thank you notes that need to be sent out to all the guests!
Are you a couple that just got engaged and not sure what the next step is? A professional wedding planner from Sapphyre Events can help you start at the right place. We can help you with: Venue and Vendor selection, Wedding design, Guest accommodations, RSVP management, Day/Month of wedding day coordination.