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5 Ways You Can Make Your Wedding Guests Feel Special During and After the Wedding


Encouraging Guests to Participate and Have a Good Time 

Your wedding day is a special occasion that you will remember long after the day has passed. Making it fun for everyone can sometimes be a challenge, especially when it comes to getting guests to join in and participate. We’ve come up with some creative wedding ideas to incorporate into your reception plans. Read on to discover how to encourage guests to let their hair down and have some fun. 


5 Ways To Make Your Guests Feel Special And Welcome


Provide Some Pre-wedding Entertainment
When guests first arrive there is often nothing for them to do until the ceremony actually starts. This can be an awkward time for the ones who attended alone - wedding ideas - wedding coordination ideas - wedding ideas blog by K'Mich in Philadelphia PA
When guests first arrive there is often nothing for them to do until the ceremony actually starts. This can be an awkward time for the ones who attend alone. A good idea would be to extend the cocktail hour to let everyone get acquainted while you and the groom sit for your wedding portraits. Invite guests to have a drink and mingle (strolling bar idea). You can also have a welcome bag waiting for them on their chair as a nice way of saying “Thank You for Coming.”
Hint: The Welcome Bag is a great icebreaker for the single wedding guests!

Video Messaging
Every guest would like to wish the bride and groom good luck. Greeting each guest individually would take up a large portion of your time, so here is a novel idea. Create a video messaging booth complete with an elegant backdrop and video camera set up so all they have to do is hit “record” and “stop” when they’re done. Guests can record a special message for the bride and groom to be watched later. 

A Designated Driver

 If you have an open bar it is a nice gesture to offer guests - wedding coordination ideas - wedding ideas blog by K'Mich - wedding planning services in Philadelphia PA
If you have an open bar it is a nice gesture to offer guests a ride home when they become too inebriated to drive themselves. If guests from out of town are staying at local hotels, you could hire a car to take everyone back to their hotel after the festivities so no one has to worry about driving after the party.


Creative Party Favors

These should be fun and creative like making personalized place settings with their names engraved on each - wedding ideas - favor ideas - wedding planning services in Philadelphia PA - wedding coordination ideas blog by K'Mich
These should be fun and creative like making personalized place settings with their names engraved on a card they take home and frame. A thank you note with a jar of homemade brownie, S’mores, cookie or muffin mix makes a nice gift. You could also make a gourmet coffee or espresso mix with some dark chocolate-covered coffee beans. 




Let Guests Choose the Song List
A nice way to get guests involved is to post a list by the DJ - wedding songs - wedding ideas - wedding coordination ideas in Philadelphia PA - wedding ideas blog by K'Mich
A nice way to get guests involved is to post a list by the DJ’s booth and let guests make song requests. Ask the DJ to pick a variety of music that will appeal to all ages and save some room for special requests. 


Let Female Guests Remove Their Shoes
dancing when their feet hurt no one wants to dance - wedding planning - wedding ideas - wedding coordination ideas in Philadelphia - wedding ideas blog by K'Mich
After a long day of standing and walking in heels, your guests and your bridesmaids will appreciate the chance to kick off their shoes and be comfortable. People don’t feel like dancing when their feet hurt and no one wants to be the only person on the dance floor. Some establishments won’t allow you to walk around barefoot due to health regulations, but if you buy an assortment of soft-sided slippers and place them in a big box with a sign encouraging female guests to “slip off your shoes and be comfortable” more people will stay and mingle longer.



Roundup

These are just a few ideas of ways you can make your guest feel more relaxed and welcome at your wedding and reception. You can borrow some of these ideas or come up with some of your own. You can also check out our budget-friendly wedding ideas for inspiration. If you have any ideas you’d like to contribute, leave them in the comment section below. We love hearing from our readers on what worked for them. 

2 comments:

  1. I love it when couples really look out for their guests! Regarding pre-ceremony, though, I've never seen a wedding improved by providing a bar before the ceremony. And wedding guests should not be arriving more than 20 minutes before ceremony time anyway; they should be able to take their seat and amuse themselves. The slipper idea is sweet! #SundaysBestLinkup

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    1. These ideas are just suggestions. We know that ceremony wait can be a while before it starts. So, adding any of these ideas will definitely help with making wedding guests happy. Thanks for visiting. #SundaysBestLinkup

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