There are so many things to pay attention to when it comes to the planning of your wedding. It can be difficult to determine which areas to focus on the most. You want to be sure you get what you want, but you know there are some things that will need to be done to be sure your guests have a great time as well. We would like to share with you some suggestions on what your guests may be more concerned with, just in case these things aren’t on your radar. Yes, your wedding is for you, but no one wants to plan a party and invite people only for them to either not show up or to be unhappy while they are in attendance. Where is the fun in that?!
Can we tell you something? The cake you see above was demolished at the wedding it was created for. There was not a single slice left. If anyone ever tells you that your guests don’t care about the cake, run! Leave them where they stand. Now it goes without saying that the pastry chef has to know what they are doing, and Deidra at The Frosted Oven has never disappointed. But hear us when we say that this cake is proof that your guests will absolutely care about getting a slice of cake before the night is over with. Be sure you put some of your wedding planning attention into your wedding cake. Your guests will definitely be looking forward to it.
Your guests will more than likely go anywhere you are hosting your wedding, but within reason. Destination weddings can cause vacation dreams to come true. But even if you aren’t planning a destination wedding, the location of your wedding will still matter to your guests. As you begin to vet your venue location(s), you will need to consider all angles. One of the most important things to pay attention to at venues is how you get to the main areas for your ceremony and reception. If you have to climb a flight of stairs and there is no elevator, your guests may be a little irritated with you. If they are familiar with that venue, and aren’t looking for a workout in nice wedding appropriate attire, they more than likely are going to be a no show to your wedding.
Weather plays a huge part in the decision on attendance at your wedding. We undoubtedly have no control over the weather forecast. Darius and I got married after a snowstorm, which had turned into ice by the day of our wedding (and it was still a beautiful day). We also have to tell you that the only persons super ecstatic about an outdoor wedding in the sun-blazing summer months are the bride and groom. We aren’t telling you not to do what you want, but you should definitely do things to make your guests more comfortable. Think of what you would need, based on the type of weather you are expecting. Provide what you would need to be comfortable, and begin to put things in place for your guests. This way nothing takes their attention away from you on this very special and magical day.
Weddings are not quick events. They last longer than a movie and most sporting events. If your guests are going to belong to you for a nice portion of their day, you want to be courteous and respectful of their time. Being sure your wedding starts on time is the best way to do that. Weddings that start on time are more fun anyway. You know why? The guests are happier because they weren’t left standing around waiting on the start of your day. Just kidding, but not really.
A good party can make for great memories. If you are hoping for your wedding to be the talk of family gatherings and friendly get-togethers for years to come, you definitely want to invest in some great wedding day entertainment. This can be in the form of a band, a DJ, both and even some photo booth fun. If you really want to take it up a notch, a fireworks display or even fire performers may be great. We have even seen karaoke and other games, like a reception laid out to resemble a casino. Of course, we would urge you to give all of your winnings to the wedding couple, but to each its own.
One of the first things wedding guests want to know about, even if they are too kind to ask, is what will be on the menu for your reception. Even if you feel that the food isn’t a part of your top 3 most important areas of your wedding, your guests are going to remember how well the food was. If you think about, the one thing that any gathering has in common, regardless of the type, is food. Food is at the center of every great celebration. So if your intentions are to be sure your guests are all smiles leaving you wedding reception, be sure you add good food to your menu.
We hope we have shared some information that you plan to be extra attention to for your wedding in an effort to be sure your guest have a great time. We also wish you a beautiful beginning to your journey as husband and wife.
Until next time…
be sweet & happy planning!
(photo credit: Simone Elise Events, The Frosted Oven, and Elizabeth Hoard Photography)
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