Many of your guests attend multiple weddings a year, so it’s no surprise that sometimes weddings tend to run together in their minds. How do you make your own event memorable and special? By being thoughtful and making guests feel extra welcome!
Welcome them with a refreshing beverage. Especially on a hot summer day, a glass of cold lemonade or iced tea will be much appreciated. A hot trend is setting up a drink station. (Image sources: 1 | 2 | 3)
Don't way until the end of the wedding to give your guests a treat/item to take home. Choose favors that could be useful during the event, offer them as they enter the ceremony or reception. You can even double the purpose and use them as escort cards, as well.
Help your guest keeping cool with fans. A cool idea is to personalized paper fans with the wedding program or a thank you note. (Image sources: 1 | 2 | 3)
If your ceremony is outdoors, offer parasols or maybe even some sunglasses to give them a bit of shade. (Image sources: 1 | 2 | 3)
For a late fall or winter wedding, offer cozy shawls for the ladies to keep them warm and comfortable. (Image source)
Many ladies wear their tallest, most glamorous high heels to a wedding… so they will be grateful for a basket of flip flops or flats to keep them on the dance floor all night long. (Image sources: 1 | 2)
Since most of the above suggestions are target to ladies, you may want to implement something special for the gentleman. It could be something as simple as a cigar bar, (Image source)
as thoughtful as a "trade your neck-tie for a bow-tie bar", (Image source)
or boutonnieres for everyone. Place a bowl filled with the florets of hyacinth, narcissus, or another fragrant flower on a table, along with a tumbler of glass-headed pins. (Image sources: 1 | 2)
Being an out-of-town wedding guest usually means making a lot of sacrifice. From making travel and lodging arrangements to potentially feeling out of place at the wedding, those out of town guests deserve assembling some nicely-presented gift bags or basket full of everything they'll need, to be waiting in each of their hotel rooms. (Image sources: 1 | 2)
Other fun ideas for the reception include personalized tissue boxes for happy tears and personalized cookies with guests' names for place settings. (Image sources: 1 | 2)
It may be your big day, but it is also important to keep the comfort and convenience of your guests in mind throughout the planning process. A considerate bride and groom always equals happy wedding guests!
Here are a few more fabulous ideas to make your event memorable:
- 10 Amazing DIY Favors
- Signs of Love
- 10 Creative Ways To Add Frames To Your Wedding
- The Hottest Wedding rends for 2012
- Table Number Galore: 15 Beautiful and Unique Ideas
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