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How Special Are Your Guests?

HOW SPECIAL ARE YOUR GUESTS?

Your engaged!
Your planning your wedding!
You are excited!
You want everything to be perfect!

You've made your guest list, but have your considered your guests and wedding party while planning your wedding? What do you mean? It's my wedding and they will come because they love me. I don't have to worry about anything else. Really! These guests are your family and close friends. Sure, it's your special day, but making sure your guests are well informed and comfortable will make your day go smoothly.

So, how do you take care of your guests and wedding party?
  • Make sure they are informed about your wedding details. Do they know the date, time, and location of the wedding, rehearsal (if applicable), and reception?
  • Is there transportation provided to the wedding and reception locations? If  not, is there a map and directions available and has it been ommunicated?
  • What is the dress code?
  • What is the alternate location in case of inclement weather?
  • Where should the guests park? Is there a parking fee or valet parking?
  • Where should they stay? Is there a hotel booked for the wedding?
  • Are children allowed? If not, is there childcare provided?
  • What should the guests do before and after the wedding?
  • Is the venue handicap accessible?
  • What will the weather be like? This will help them decide on what to wear.
  • Do your guests or wedding party have any food allergies?
  • Are there special instructions? Example: no photos during ceremony, no smoking, no alcohol permitted, etc.

So how do you inform your guests and wedding party?
  • Set up a wedding website. These are free with most wedding planning sites, such as Wedding Wire. Put the link to the website on your invitations and send it via email or social media.
  • Place welcome bags in the guests hotel rooms with pertinent information. Include brochures in your welcome bags and "things to do" suggestions on your website along with restaurants, shopping, pharmacy, and hospitals.

Making your guests comfortable and keeping them information will make them feel special and glad they came to your wedding. It's the small details they will remember and talk about for years to come.

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