There’s a quote by Maya Angelou that perfectly embodies my approach to planning weddings. ‘I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’
It’s very easy to become swept up in the aesthetics of your wedding day. I love the flowers and dresses and décor as much as the next wedding planner, but I also know they mean nothing if your friends and family aren’t happy and having a good time. Everyone, including you, should feel completely looked after. So how do you ensure your wedding guests feel extra special?
A welcome gift is always a nice touch, but especially if you’re hosting a destination wedding or even a long weekend celebration in the UK. It’s a good idea to include things they might need or use during their stay. Sun cream for the beach or a brolly for that good old British weather! Local food or drink is another good choice. Aside from gifts and treats, consider adding information about the local area, hotel facilities, and a rough schedule for the days ahead.
Personalised details are a great way to demonstrate how much your guests mean to you as a couple. You could opt for bespoke personalised gifts, special hand lettered stationery, or more subtle touches like adding their favourite songs to the party playlist. Weaving your nearest and dearest into the details of your day adds meaning while also showing just how much you care.
The key to making people feel extra special is anticipating their needs before they arise. As you plan your wedding, ask yourself what you can do to ensure everyone’s comfort throughout. Remember, little touches can go a long way. Things like adding a stack of blankets for warmth or providing shade and paper fans in the heat. People with small children will appreciate things like high-chairs, baby changing facilities and somewhere quiet to feed or rock an infant to sleep. If you have elderly or disabled guests attending, you should consider any accessibility needs too.
You’ll find more ways to really look after your guests here. Need some professional help? Ensuring friends and family feel completely looked after on your wedding day is one of the things we do best. Discover our Wedding Planning Services or get in touch to arrange a consultation.
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