5 Considerations for Guests
Hello Friends, Welcome back to Perfect Event’s by Jan where couples can breathe easy and enjoy one of the most important days of their lives. In today’s blog I am going to focus on your guests.
I am sure you have heard many horror stories of weddings which were a hassle or disappointment to the guests. Often guests spend a lot of time and money to attend your wedding. They might have to take off of work, travel,buy new clothes, gifts, pay for hotels, transportation, make arrangements for someone to care for their children or pets. The list is endless, but the important thing is that your guests really want to do whatever it takes to be at your wedding because being there to share the day and support you is extremely important to them.
You want to make sure when people look back on your wedding, they have nothing but happy memories about the perfect day. What can you do to make sure your guests feel loved and appreciated?
1. Give guests a plus-one option.
Guests who absolutely deserve a plus-one are married, engaged, living together or in along-term serious relationship, plus every member of the wedding party.
2. Provide quality food and beverages.
This doesn’t mean you have to have all top shelf, exclusive bar packages but what ever you do provide, make it as nice as possible. If you have a bar-b-que theme, make sure it is the best burger ever. If you are having surf and turf, it should be cooked and served perfectly. Everything should be absolutely delicious!
3. For a sit-down dinner,provide a seating chart.
Many couples want a more relaxed vibe and a seating chart can feel too formal for some. For a formal dinner, it can be nerve-racking for guests and plus-one to find a spot where they feel comfortable. It can be time consuming to strategize who is sitting where, but your guests will be relaxed and happy during dinner. Always select round tables to provide for easier conversation.
4. Provide transportation, if necessary.
If it is a destination wedding and everyone is at a resort where guests will be staying, transportation will not be necessary. If the hotel, ceremony, reception and after party are not within walking distance, it is best to provide transportation for your guests.
5. Consider the weather.
Regardless of the season, location, venue, etc. weather is always a variable to consider. There is an old saying “if it is predictable, it is preventable”. Be as proactive as possible to consider the potential impact of the weather. For example, if the wedding is on a farm in the summer, have bug repellent or if rain is likely, have umbrellas on hand.
And there you go.There are my five tips to ensure your guests look back for years and say this was the best wedding I ever!
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