There are so many emotions and excitement that surround your wedding day, including all the excitement form your loving guests! With so many moving parts involved, it is easy to get caught up in all the tiny details and overlook the smallest of details that welcome your guests.
You and your partner have carefully curated an invite list and each guest has planned out their day or weekend to share in your wonderful evening. Making them feel comfortable and welcome will create an atmosphere of love and excitement you always dreamed would surround your wedding.
Greet your Guests with a Beverage
Whether it be a glass of bubbling champagne or a chilled lemonade, this is a touch that is sure to welcome your guests to your soiree. Having a fall/winter wedding? Opt for a warm beverage that will warm your guests' hands as they enter your venue. They will be especially sure to thank you if you are having a portion of your event outdoors.
Involve your Guests in the Fun
Creative ways of including your guests in the day's events or moments can mean a lot to your guests who may not know each other. If you are having a weekend event, such as your rehearsal dinner on Friday and your wedding on Saturday, make it a "the more, the merrier" occasion and invite all of your guests coming into town that day to your rehearsal dinner party. This will act as a huge ice breaker for guests on both the bride and the groom's side to meet and mingle.
Be Inclusive in Planning your Seating Charts
Head tables can be the center of your reception vision and include your closest friends such as members of your wedding party, but they can often feel exclusive. If your maid of honor invites her new boyfriend and he knows no one, yet there isn't room for him at the head table, it can become quite an uncomfortable evening for him. You want to make sure everyone feels welcome and thought of individually. If you opt for a head table, make sure to make room for each member of your wedding party and their plus-ones to ensure a fun moment for everyone involved! As far as the remaining tables are concerned, be strategic and thoughtful when arranging your guests if you are having a seated dinner.
Whatever elements you implement into your affair will be sure to elevate the overall energy of your event and will leave you and your guests overcome with joy and excitement in celebration of a wonderful moment.
Style Me Pretty Contributor - Erica Chambers is a freelance writer and blogger at Styles by the C. After living in New York City, she has made her permanent residence along the white sandy beaches of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida with her new husband and fur child, Maxwell. When she isn't working, you'll find her exploring local brunch spots or designing a nursery for her and her husband's first child, Leo.