Things guests should know before your wedding day celebrations
Things guests should be aware before your wedding day; Your wedding day is fast approaching, and you have everything sorted to a tee. It’s all well and good that you the wedding couple know every planned aspect of the wedding, but your guests have no clue of the plans.
Your guests would appreciate it if you could give them a heads up on events around the wedding day, that are most likely to impact them.
This article by no means mentions all the possible things your guests may need to know before the wedding day, but the ones mentioned here are some of the important.
If there is a particular dress code for the wedding, your guests will need to know well before hand. The dress code will give them time to get their outfits sorted in time for the big day.
The fact that the bride will be wearing white might need to be mentioned to avoid the random person turning up to the wedding all dressed in white.
You (the wedding couple) will have visited the venue and had a good look around the place, giving you an idea of weather-related requirements for the wedding day.
Give your guests information about things to wear and to bring along for a comfortable wedding day experience.
For instance, if you are having a garden wedding ceremony, you may want to let your guests know if they need to bring umbrellas for shade or in case it rains. Gumboots or other particular footwear may be ideal for some wedding venues.
A plan B option for rainy weather may be appropriate depending on the season. Communicate this to your guests.
Speeches – Who is giving the speeches?
This information can be included in the wedding day run sheet. At the same time, give enough notice to the relevant people who are going to be making the speeches. They need time to organise themselves and get the speeches ready in time for the wedding.
It is easier for the wedding couple to liaise with the venue coordinator on what others have done in the past regarding providing transportation for their guests.
Depending on the location of the venue, some wedding couples will provide a bus to pick up and drop off guests at a particular central location.
The transport aspect is significant because you don’t want your guests to be driving drunk after being at your wedding.
At most weddings, you do get visitors that come from out of town and may need accommodation during their stay. Help them out by making inquiries and give the guests suggestions and options of where they could stay.
As locals to the area, the wedding couples normally have more information or at least will find it easier to gather information to relay to the guests.
Other wedding-related events
It has become the tradition that the day after the wedding there is an after wedding function.
After wedding functions may come in the form of nibbles and drinks or some cases, a BBQ at a location decided by the wedding couples and their families.
After wedding functions give the relatives and friends a chance to socialise and unwind after the excitement of the wedding the night.
Other wedding couples will go out for a catch-up dinner with their guests the night before the wedding.
Whatever the nature of your event, let your wedding guests know of it well ahead of the wedding day to allow for time, so the guests make the necessary arrangements to be able to join you in the celebrations.
We hope you found the information helpful.
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