Want to make sure your wedding guests are happy and have as wonderful a day and memory of your special occasion as you do? Just as in any formal occasion there may be certain things that are generally considered unwise and may possibly even be considered mildly insulting to certain more sensitive guests. Here is an overview of some of the more common offenses to avoid in order to keep your guests smiling and ensure the best reviews possible, while also ensuring you have at least as many close friends after the occasion.
One of the biggest faux pas that you will absolutely want to avoid is the utterly tacky “cash bar” situation at your reception party. There is nothing that can tank a successful wedding like the utterly insulting brick wall shock of a bar where your guests are expected to buy their own drinks. It is like slamming on the brakes while in the lead just prior to reaching the finish line of the Indy 500 grand prix. You need to avoid this in any way possible.
One more reception issue to be aware of is making sure that your guests are properly nourished at the appropriate times. It’s much easier to keep your guests happy and having a wonderful wedding celebration day if they have enough to eat during the festivities. It will ensure that nobody gets unnecessarily stressed out due to something as silly and easy to remedy as their appetite. Plan for providing all the meals your guests would normally be enjoying at their appropriate time. While some wedding plan schedules may choose to have a lunch break between the ceremony and the reception where guests fend for themselves, it is really advisable to keep the party together as much as possible!
Another consideration to watch out for pertains to the fact that many of your guests may be bringing dates and those dates may not know you that well. Since they may not, it is smart to prepare for accommodating the fact that they may not find hours of photo sessions nearly as exciting as the newlywed couple and their closest family and friends. Also make absolutely sure you seat your guests and their dates together at the reception. It is extremely impolite and inconsiderate to seat them anywhere else.
Something that is sometimes overlooked or treated with less attention than it truly deserves is the “Thank You” card sent to your guests in return for their kind consideration and contribution. If someone has given you a gift for your wedding celebration then be absolutely sure to write them a note thanking them for their sweet and endearing gesture! It is important that the note be at least partially written by hand. This is truly necessary as it shows your guests your sincerity and appreciation for their effort to offer something to you on your special day and offer a contribution to your new life together with your partner.
Hopefully this is a good start to making sure your wedding day is in harmony.