Wedding days are undoubtedly about the bride but a successful wedding day has to ensure that everyone enjoys the day. If you’re the bride, you don’t want to be surrounded by people hating every minute of the day do you? We take a look at some of the key factors that guests love about weddings and how to ensure they have as good a day as the happy couple.
Guests will appreciate being told about your wedding date as soon as possible. Sending out your wedding invitation as early as possible or sending a ‘Save the Date’ card will give people the time to take time off work if needs be or to arrange a babysitter if necessary. With the busy lives we all live these days, the more notice that you can give people, the better.
A Convenient Location
It’s all very well and good if you want to get married in a really remote part of the UK, far from friends and families homes, but don’t expect lots and lots of guests to make the trip. The fact is, guests like weddings that are easy to get to. If you really do want to get married somewhere a bit out of the way, if you want the most amount of people to attend then you should put some money away in your budget for travel for your guests. Or make sure your venue has Bedrooms in order for your guests for sty over. Parklands, Quendon Hall as 21 Guests Rooms, so can sleep lots of your guests overnight.
If your reception venue is a little difficult to find or you have a lot of guests coming from out of town then you don’t want your guests tearing their hair out in frustration trying to find it. It makes everything so much easier if you give all of your guests some easy to follow directions. The easiest way to do this is to include these with your wedding invitations.
Clarity On The Dress Code
Either providing your guests with no dress code or saying something like ‘dress how you like’ is something that lots of wedding guests hate. It’s the vagueness of it that’s the problem. Whatever your dress code is, make sure you explain it clearly so that your guests won’t find themselves over or under dressed. It can be really embarrassing for guests if they feel out of place and can lead them to not fully enjoy your wedding.
Well Thought Out Seating Plans
Seating plans can really make or break a wedding day. You need to place people very carefully, taking into account things such as who they know, their age, their views and many other factors. For example, you don’t really want your old aunt who can’t stand kids for example sitting on a table full of youngsters mucking around or one that has crying babies right next to her. Taking your time to plan your seating plan meticulously is one of the main things you can do to make sure your wedding day is enjoyed by everyone. The other thing to do is to ensure that it’s easy for people to find their seat. There’s nothing worse than wandering around for ages unable where you are supposed to be.
Yes, it is your wedding, so up to you on what extra’s you have, but it is always nice for your guests to have a little bit extra to keep them occupied during the day. Photo-booths are still very popular, or garden games in the summer, a Casino, or just some sweet treats like a candy floss or popcorn cart!