While your wedding day is all about you, your future spouse, and your relationship; I feel it is equally important to make your guests feel loved and apart of your big day!
Here are few details on how you can start making your guests feel welcomed, loved, and included on your wedding day:
1. Provide a detailed wedding schedule in advance.
By giving your guests details on what to expect for your wedding, they can show up prepared and ready to go! This will reduce the number of phone calls, emails, and texts about those little details that could be easily handled by a well thought out schedule. You want your guests to feel like they’re in the “know” and show up with no confusion.
2. Help make arrangements for places to stay.
If you have lots of guests coming from out of town, it might be nice to help them find somewhere to stay. Call a few hotels, bed & breakfasts, etc. and see if they offer a discounted rate for wedding guests. Lots of hotels do this! It can really help cut down the travel costs for your guests, and it allows lots of your friends and family to stay in the same place (making them feel more included)!
3. Arrange for airport pick-ups and drop-offs.
If you have lots of guests flying into town, it might be nice to make a pick-up and drop-off system. Making a sharable Excel spreadsheet where guests can enter their flight details is key! Then the guests can chat amongst themselves and share rides to and from the airport. This can help cut down on rental cars and gas costs! Plus, it will give your guests more time together!
4. Provide guests with welcome bags.
Print out a copy of your wedding itinerary, add a few swag items, and write a small welcome letter! Add seasonal items too! For example, if your wedding is in the middle of summer, add a few water bottles, sunscreen, and snacks to help them make it through the day! This helps all your guests feel loved and like an integral part of your wedding day.
5. Thank your wedding party.
Wedding parties are so important on your wedding day. They’ve likely spent lots of time helping you plan and lots of money to be apart of your day, so be sure to shower them with some extra gifts and love. They’ll appreciate this gesture.
If you have fun and unique ways you’ve helped your wedding guests feel welcome please do share! I’d love to hear them!