March 15, 2018
In our last blog we shared some insights that we have seen over the years that guests are relatively indifferent about when it comes to a wedding celebration. Now it’s time to share what our experience has shown that guests do care about when attending a wedding.
The Ceremony: Your ceremony is the most important part of your wedding celebration, and your vows are always the intimate and emotional part to witness.
The Start Time: The key to starting your wedding ceremony on a high note is to start on time. A 10-15-minute delay is acceptable, but after that the Tweets are flying!
Comfort: If guests are comfortable, they’ll be able to enjoy your ceremony, which sets the tone for the rest of the day. That might mean adding some padding to the seats or exchange plastic folding chairs for something sturdier. It may also mean renting some heaters in the fall or offering parasols and handing out water on a hot summer day.
There should also be enough space between chairs and rows that guests have some leg and elbow room. After all, if your guests are comfortable they will be engaged in your celebration, which means they will fondly remember your Special Day.
The Food: Enjoying an fantastic meal with family and friends is a treat for guests. Some of them have waited all day to enjoy those special treats on the dessert table, so make sure your food choices are crowd pleasers. A great meal will keep the atmosphere celebratory, but a bad one could really bring down the mood. In addition, be sure to offer vegan and vegetarian options or choices for those with common allergies, like gluten and nuts.
The Drinks: Weddings and signature cocktail drinks go together like a horse and carriage. So, keep the drinks flowing, because there’s nothing that wedding guests dislike more than a liquor well that runs dry. A well stocked bar will also keep the energy high and your guests “in the mood” all night long.
The Music: The tunes will be going strong from the first arrivals through the last dance. So, make sure your music list is on point, especially once guests start hitting the dance floor. Skip the chicken dance and opt for fun, contemporary tunes that everyone is sure to know and love. This will unite the crowd and give your guest an opportunity to work off a few calories on the dance floor.
The Venue: Skip the outdoor venue during the hot and humid days of summer. Likewise, consider an indoor spot during the cooler fall and winter months. In addition to the climate consideration, does it reflect your personalities? Does it offer free parking, is it assessable, and how far away is it from the nearest hotels?
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