Your wedding day is primarily about you and your partner. But in a broader sense, it’s about showcasing your love to the world — and that means that, without your guests, you don’t really have a wedding day. Your guests are what will help to make your wedding day become one that you remember for the rest of your life. As such, it’s important to take the time to put together a great guest list — and then work on giving those selected an all-out time fantastic day.
In this post, we’ll run through some handy tips for ensuring that your wedding guests love your special day just as much as you do.
Don’t Make it Expensive
Your guests will want to be at your wedding — but they’ll also likely have one eye on their finances, too. After all, times are pretty tough at the moment, and not everyone has the money to drop money on a day at a wedding. As such, it’s recommended to look at keeping the costs down for your wedding. Rather than getting married in some far-flung destination, ensure that your guests can get to the venue relatively easily and cheaply.
You’ll know exactly what’s going to happen on your wedding day. But your guests won’t have a clue; they’ll just turn up and hope that everything’s well-organised. You can help your guests have a good time from beginning to end by thinking about the logistics of the day. Is it easy for your guests to park at the venue? Would it be better to put on a coach to take people to the venue? Providing a guide to the general outline of the day will help people to understand what to expect, too.
Well-Fed and Watered
Your guests will be with you for a long time, so it’s important to take care of the basics, which primarily involves ensuring that they have plenty to eat and drink. Even if you’re not a big eater, you never know which of your guests could do with a snack! It’s best to go overboard with the food rather than underboard. That’s for the snacks. The dinner should be something else; this, after all, is usually part of the day that people look forward to the most, so be sure to look up the best wedding caterers who can deliver a world-class eating experience. It’s also important to make a selection of drinks available, including beers, wines, spirits, and non-alcoholic drinks; you don’t know what they’ll want to drink, so it’s best to give them options.
Space To Party, Space to Relax
After the dinner is over, the party will begin. Some of your guests will love to spend hours on the dance floor. Others will want to relax. Most people will want to do a mixture of both. Try to make both options available — the music will take care of itself, but it’s a good idea to have a quieter area where people can talk, take a break from dancing, and so forth.