Small Touches That Increase Your Wedding Guest Experience

Hi there, Lovebirds!

Pretty much all of our couples place a high value on their guests’ experience at their wedding day. And we get it, you want to make sure your guests are having the time of their life at your wedding (#bestweddingever!). Over the years of designing and implementing legendary celebrations, we’ve discovered a few small things that make a big difference in your guests’ experience. From providing entertainment on wedding transportation to keeping everyone comfortable as the night progresses, today we are sharing with you some of our best tips to optimize your guests’ comfort!

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1. Provide refreshments and entertainment on the way to the wedding.

What better way to kick off your big day festivities than by giving your guests a great experience from the very start?! By offering drinks and light bites on the ride to the ceremony, your friends and family will be well fed and comfortable. Also, if the venue is located a little further away, consider crafting a custom playlist or streaming a fun film! Does anyone remember the Friends episode where Monica and Chandler get married?

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2. Fill your amenities baskets with all the essentials.

Nothing kills the party mood more than a headache. Keep your guests looking and feeling their best until the last dance by creating bathroom baskets that anticipate all your guests’ needs. Amongst others, this may include Advil, mouthwash, breath mints, Band-Aids, tampons, safety pins, hairspray, hand lotion, and a lint roller. They will surely thank you later!

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3. Take weather conditions into account.

As spring and summer approach, it is important to prepare for warm outdoor weddings. Consider offering guests parasols, fans, or sunscreen as they enter the ceremony area. If pesky mosquitoes could bother your guests, keep bug repellent available. By preparing in advance, you will ensure comfortable, happy guests.

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Increase Wedding Guest Comfort | Marisa Nicole Events

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4. Pass the drinks!

Waiting in line for the first round of drinks slows down the start of your cocktail hour. Help guests avoid the long line at the bar by passing drinks! Particularly for larger weddings, we recommend having drinks poured and ready to be distributed immediately following the ceremony. This will not only impress your guests but will get the party started right away!

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5. Have a stationary food and drink option at cocktail hour.

Following the ceremony, guests are often ready to munch. In addition to having servers passing trays of appetizers, a self-serve food station gives guests the option to simply grab a quick bite as they socialize. They can also help themselves to a beverage, as opposed to waiting in line at the bar.

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6. Give your guests the tools to keep dancing all night!

You’ve heard the phrase “happy wife, happy life.” If we were to add one thing to that, it would be “happy feet!” Have a supply of flip flops handy for the ladies who may be regretting their shoe choice. Or, if grass is a concern for heels, provide heel savers. As the night cools down, offer pashminas or blankets. Keeping your guests comfortable and warm will encourage them to stay through the last dance!

Increase Wedding Guest Comfort | Marisa Nicole Events

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Guest Comfort | Marisa Nicole Events

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Optimizing your guests’ experience is all about thinking ahead. Be familiar with your venue and the expected weather. Anticipate potential concerns and address them in advance. By doing this, you will keep your guests happy and yourself worry-free on your big day!

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