We plan for every single essential and wedding must-do but what about when Mother Nature decides to arrive with a storm? Or how about the fear of dehydrated guests? Planning for these little details is what Katie Dunn of Events By La Fete does and she’s gathered up some of her favorite unexpected elements that are guaranteed to make your guests fall even more in love with your wedding celebration.

1. Sweat Proof:

Mother nature can wreak havoc on an otherwise perfectly planned day. To keep your guests from overheating on a super hot day, hand out iced lavender towels as guests enter your ceremony space or late night on the sweaty dance floor!

2. Overhead Protection:

Umbrellas in your wedding colors are always useful if rain is in the forecast OR if its a particularly hot day they can shield guests from the sun. In North Carolina a really hot day also means a good chance for a sprinkle or two, so these umbrellas can serve double duty.

3. Liquid Love:

Don’t forget to have something on hand for your guests to drink before the ceremony begins. Spa water is always a nice addition, especially if guests have been traveling.

4. Welcoming Committee:

Seasonal and local welcome baskets are always much appreciated as guests check into their hotel. If you are getting married in the fall, why not have seasonal pumpkin spice cookies and packets of hot cider. For the spring and summer, fresh fruit is a nice (and healthy) addition! Here in North Carolina, we have a plethora of local goodies that we like to include in welcome bags to give out of state guests a taste of local flavor, including: Krispy Kreme donuts, Southern Season peanuts and Cheerwine!

5. Bathroom Break:

Thoughtful bathroom baskets are a must, especially in the female bathroom! Don’t forget things like phone chargers to include for the on-the-go guest that didn’t have time to recharge before they arrived. Staples should include lip gloss, mints, shout wipes and hair ties!

6. Stylish Signage:

You can never have too many signs! Signs at the food stations, signs at the bar, signs to indicate the timeline of the evening, a sign for the gift card table and cake table, just to name a few. Remember to include a list of ingredients on any food related table so guests with a particular food allergy can be informed.

Adorable Wedding Signs
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