|By Dana ~ August 21st, 2013 ~ Wedding Planning||1 Comment|
You’ve already ordered the Honeymoon Suite for yourself, but what about the guests? Good accommodations will lead to happy guests – and who wants sad guests at their wedding?! Here’s where you can start looking for the top accommodations for your guests.
For those guests who are traveling long distance to your wedding, your role is to provide suitable hotel rooms that are conveniently located in respect to the wedding’s location. Figure out how many out of guests will attend your wedding and find a hotel that is close to your wedding venue. Many hotels will offer deals for your wedding guests and let your guests know this information with the invitation.
Welcome Gift Bags
Provide your out of town guests with a welcome packet in the form of a gift bag or basket. Have a map of the directions to all of the wedding events and other small gifts to show your appreciation for their travel effort to your big day. Things like cookies, refreshments, brochures of local tourist attractions, bath items, and anything to make the guests feel more at home are wonderful.
Provide an Itinerary
In your welcome packet should be an itinerary. It’ll be easiest for your guests if they have a schedule of the celebration’s events. In general, you should schedule one event for the day before the wedding, the day of, and the day after. The day before is your rehearsal dinner, but for those who aren’t attending, schedule a “meet and greet” instead. On your big day, provide a schedule of events and other activities the location offers. On the day after, host a post-wedding brunch after allowing everyone a few extra hours of sleep. It’s a final chance for everyone to formally say goodbye.
A Host Guest
Assign each visiting guest to a host guest, preferably a member of your wedding party. If visitors have any questions or problems, they can turn to their host – their own personal concierge!