The 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.