Five Ways to Make your Guests Comfortable at your Wedding
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5 ways to make your guests comfortable at your wedding
Wedding Guests make for one of the most crucial parts of any wedding. These are near and dear ones who have witnessed your love story and have played their small roles in it. It could be your childhood friend, a colleague or for that matter, a distant cousin. This is probably why couples around the world put so much effort into treating their wedding guests right.
A fairytale wedding becomes a perfect fairytale only when it has the right audience.
Mythological, celebration feels better when it’s done with the right people around. The energy is positive and the couple is showered with lots of good wishes and blessings. However, when it comes to keeping your guests happy at a wedding, there is no limit to it. Couples try and experiment a lot, based on their expertise a budget, to make their guests comfortable. The secret is to make them feel special and needed.
After all, you will have to understand that your guests play a significant role in making your wedding memorable for you. They are nearly as excited as you both, for a wedding that isn’t their own. They certainly deserve to be treated with respect and the best that’s available. All it takes is a little thoughtfulness and a little attention to detail.
Here are 5 ways to make your guests comfortable at your wedding:
1. Plan your seating well in advance:
You must have planned a lot of things for your guests in terms of games, events, food and dances. Your wedding could be on a beach, an outdoor wedding or a DIY wedding at a church. However, they would always want to come back to a seat of their own. Be it after they get tired of dancing or when they want to sit down and eat their meals peacefully. You cannot just assume that they would be busy in all activities and wouldn’t look for a seat. Additionally, having a seat makes the guest feel like they have a space of their own in the wedding venue.
In most weddings, seating is planned partially because of the venue’s restriction. In such cases, one can plan their seating strategically where the guests could use the sitting area in batches around the table.
Another essential thing to note here is, who do you seat with whom. You know all your guests personally and this is why you should plan their seating well in advance. You don’t want two exes to sit on the same table and be uncomfortable. You wouldn’t want to sit your old grandfather’s cousin with a bunch of teenagers either.
2. Food and drinks make for one of the most crucial aspects of the wedding:
Yes, the guests are there for your wedding because they love you. However, that doesn’t mean that they value food and drinks any less. No love flows when someone is not in the right set of mind. A hungry guest is usually never a happy guest. There is certainly no limit to how much food and drink you provide for on your wedding. Make sure you have the basics available and the go ahead with planning more based on your budget and resources. Look at details like the weather, location, time of the day and other small details while planning your food and drinks. An open bar won’t be too much fun if you don’t have enough starters to go with it. Also, make sure that you have variants based on what kind of guests you have. Lately, people have become very health conscious and it would be wise to have a healthy section at your wedding too.
3. The small details go a long-long way:
What would you have expected in a scenario had you been a guest at a similar kind of wedding? Ask these kinds of questions to yourself and eventually, you will end up with a lot of low-cost tips to make things better at your wedding. It could be in terms of having transportation arranged for guests from faraway places or having small DIY basket of goodies. Some beach weddings have cute floaters for their guests to walk around with. You could arrange for a tropical photo booth if you have a wedding at a beach. There are a million ideas that can impress your guests. Remember that these small details go a long way. It tells your guests that you have put in the thought and effort to think about them amidst so much chaos. You can take a lot of ideas and suggestions from your experienced celebrant. S/he must have been a part of a lot of weddings in the past and would happily share that knowledge with you.
4. Allocate some time to make things personal:
There is no point in calling over a lot of guests and not being able to attend to any of them. Keep your guest list limited to near and dear ones and let them feel special. This way, you will be able to communicate with them in between ceremonies. Quality always precedes quantity! These limited number of guests will be all happy and impressed with your arrangements and hospitality.
5. Have the right back-up plan:
You have dreamed of a beach wedding throughout your life. But it may or may not happen because the rain decided to pour in. You do not have any control over natural disasters or any other accident that may come your way. However, you will have to have back up plans for the day. Be it in terms of weather or terms of wedding arrangements. You can’t let your guest stranded because of your decision; they are at your wedding after all.
Apart from all the points above, remember to smile at your guests. What matters at the end is how you made your guest feel at your wedding? Most guests are content seeing you and your partner and the gratitude in your eyes. This should eventually lead to you following up after the wedding ceremony too.
Shantanu works as inbound content marketer at GayCelebrant.Melbourne GayCelebrant.Melbourne & has helped develop it to cater to the LGBTIQ Wedding industry since 2018. He has closely worked with Bronte Price to learn the traits of the Australian wedding industry and loves to share his acute observations through blogging, weaving them into a brand story. He also loves to cook, trek, travel, dance and claims to have found his "why" in helping small business owners bloom into established brands.
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Shantanu works as inbound content marketer at <a href="https://gaycelebrant.melbourne/">GayCelebrant.Melbourne</a> & has helped develop it to cater to the LGBTIQ Wedding industry since 2018. He has closely worked with <a href="https://bronteprice.com.au/">Bronte Price</a> to learn the traits of the Australian wedding industry and loves to share his acute observations through blogging, weaving them into a brand story. He also loves to cook, trek, travel, dance and claims to have found his "why" in helping small business owners bloom into established brands.
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