When planning your wedding, it’s important to think about not just your needs but those of your guests too. So, here are a couple of things you should keep in mind in order to ensure that your guests will be so happy, they will never want to leave the wedding.
Think about the time of the year
If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, you should consider the season when choosing the right venue. For example, if you’re planning a spring or summer wedding, look for a place that offers plenty of shade for your guests. A simpler but perhaps a bit more costly option would be to provide each guest with a nicely decorated parasol that can protect them from the sun. However, if you want your wedding to be in the middle of the hottest season, you might need something a bit more efficient, like portable fans and bottles of cold water. Similarly, if your wedding is going to be in winter, keep your guests warm with some extra blankets, shawls, or even hot chocolate.
Have a well-organized timeline
When it comes to weddings, it’s important to have a good timeline without long pauses between the events. If there’s no way for you to book the reception hall right after the ceremony, make sure to fill the time gap with some other activity. The same goes for the meals, if the reception is going to last throughout the meal time, your guests will be expecting food, so don’t wait until 5 pm to serve lunch. Finally, don’t forget to send out the invitations in time so your guests can organize.
Keep the wine flowing
What’s a wedding without some good wine? If you’re not sure which wine to serve, Australians have an amazing white wine selection, so you can’t go wrong with the wines from the Down Under. Consider setting up a cocktail bar with something for everybody, just make sure not to charge for the drinks – your wedding is not the time to be tacky.
Take care of the transportation
Be mindful of your guests who are not drivers. If your reception is held in a different venue than the ceremony, try to arrange transportation for your guests. This doesn’t mean you have to hire something fancy like 20 limos, but you could book a nice bus for that day, which you can also decorate to match your wedding theme. Not having to think about where the reception is and how to even get there will save your guests a lot of trouble.
Get them home safely
Considering it is a wedding, after all, some guests might have a bit too much fun and drink one too many glasses of your delicious wine. Some other guests, on the other hand, might simply be too tired to walk all the way home after all the dancing. This is why you should check in advance which taxi companies work in the area of your reception venue and inform them that you might need a few extra cars that night. Taking care of your guests is essential, so have the taxis available as the celebration is nearing its end.
Planning a wedding is definitely a challenge, and it’s not hard to forget things in all the chaos. However, one thing that should not be forgotten is the guests, as they are there to support you and make the whole experience even more memorable. So, do your best to show them that you’re thinking of them as well, and they will definitely be talking about your fantastic wedding for a long time.