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How to Make Your Wedding Guests at Home

How to Make Your Wedding Guests at Home

Wedding Guests Toss Confetti with Bride and GroomThe moment you say “I do” to the love of your life is a special memory made even more unforgettable by the people you love most witnessing the exchanging of words. Wedding guests are as important to your wedding as any other major detail, meaning preparation and planning are necessary.

It is important that your wedding guests feel comfortable and relaxed during your wedding; Handfastings and Weddings can help you make them feel at home.

Suggest Lodging and Travel Arrangements

Out-of-town guests must plan to attend your wedding in advance; make their travel easier by offering suggestions and accommodations for hotels. If you have a large group traveling from out of town, reserve a block of rooms to ensure they’ll have a place to stay. Consider including a range of different hotels to accommodate various budgets.

You can also consider contacting popular airlines for potential deals, discounts, or group rates. However, providing lodging arrangements will allow out-of-towners the chance to reserve their spaces months before your big day and they’ll be so grateful you thought of them.

Give the Gift of Welcome Kits

Welcome out-of-town guests with packages containing small gifts and an outline of the events surrounding the wedding.  To familiarize them with the town you’re getting married in, include a map of your city and a list describing the top local attractions and restaurants. Include a list of phone numbers for important point people as well as a full wedding itinerary describing the events before, during, and after wedding day.

A small gift can go a long way in making guests feel special. Consider creating a welcome package filled with several small bottles of wine, salty and sweet snacks, bottled water, a small gift card for a coffee, and so forth. Throw in some children’s activities for guests traveling with kids and include a personalized note thanking your guests for traveling to celebrate with you.

Handfastings and Weddings can design a ceremony that is special just for you. Your wedding day is your day, and we can make sure it is created with you in mind.

The Origins Behind the Handfasting Ceremony

The Origins Behind the Handfasting Ceremony

So you have decided that you want to add a handfasting ceremony to your marriage nuptials. Good for you! Handfasting is a wonderful experience that genuinely bonds the hearts of those who are truly in love. Handfasting is a great experience, but have you ever wondered about the origins of handfasting? Let’s dive into the… Continue Reading

Before You Start Writing Your Wedding Vows, Consider these Tips

It’s easy to dive into wedding planning such as venue-booking and florist-picking once you get engaged, but you should also make writing your wedding vows a priority. The vow exchange is one of the most heartfelt parts of your ceremony, and there are several things you will want to consider beforehand. Consider these tips for… Continue Reading

Why Roses are the Pagan Wedding Flower of Choice

If you’ve ever attended a pagan wedding ceremony before, then you’ve probably noticed that those getting married often choose to incorporate roses. Many couples love including a rose gifting ceremony into their vows, which solidifies the love they have for their families, and each other. Here are just a few of the reasons why so… Continue Reading

The Role of Communion in Pagan Faith

The Role of Communion in Pagan Faith

Many people are unaware that there are several aspects of the Holy Communion that are present in the Pagan faith. Although religions often differ in their origin, they often share themes and traditions and Holy Communion is one of them. Communion in the Christian Faith During a Christian service, Communion is when the congregation as… Continue Reading

2017 Fall Wedding Trends

2017 Fall Wedding Trends

Although summer wedding season is coming to an end, the fall season brings plenty of weddings as well. Many couples are preparing for fall weddings, and there are some 2017 trends that are worth talking about. Handfastings and Weddings have covered a few of our favorite trends for the upcoming fall season. Color Trends Brides… Continue Reading