Small Touches for Guest Comfort at Weddings5 min read
Planning a wedding is an exciting yet stressful experience. From booking the venue to printing cards and selecting the theme, taking guest’s health precautions, and hiring the different vendors, all these tasks need time and effort. However, if we think about it, all the arrangements you make for your wedding are for the guests you have invited. You want to make sure that your guests are comfortable and enjoying themselves. How happy the guests are is a clear reflection of how successful the wedding ceremony was. Here are a few touches to ensure guests comfort at the wedding.
Guest Safety During COVID-19
To avoid overcrowding and ensuring physical distancing, it’s advised to opt for larger venues and should ideally be less than 50% of normal standing capacity. Venues must diligently check every participant”s body temperature on entry – right from the hosts, guests, vendors, and the ground staff at the event. It is also advisable to place sanitation booths, where the guests can sanitize their hands from time to time. Or even have a person walk around the venue with sanitation bottles and spray on the hands of the guests from time to time, say, every 30 minutes. Caterers need to take precautionary measures right from sourcing raw materials up to the cooking stage.
Outdoor Wedding Preparation
You must protect your guests from unpredictable weather, especially if it is an outdoor wedding. If there is a possibility of light rain, make sure you have umbrellas on standby. For a sunny daytime reception, keep parasols in handy. You can also even provide fancy hand fans and sunglasses to the guests.
Wedding websites are the latest trend among young practical couples. You can invite guests from the comfort of your sofa, and you don’t need to travel places. Several features that are included in a wedding website keep the guests’ convenience and comfort in mind. Features such as RSVP allows guests to inform if they can or cannot make it to the wedding. Any changes in venue, date, and time can be easily communicated to the guests by posting it on the website. For guests who are new to the city, a map of the venue with clear directions and landmarks is included on the site. Similarly, outstation guests are provided with a list of hotels and guest houses close to the wedding venue, so that they do not have to scout for accommodation by themselves. The Wedsite Company is the first wedding website creators who offer live broadcasts of the wedding for guests.
For guests who you know are going to be coming from far, or are new to the city, send them a car or hire a bus so that guests coming from the same area can travel together to the venue. This way guests will get to mingle with each other and they will appreciate your thoughtful gesture.
Considering the long duration of a wedding, make sure there are adequate seating arrangements made. There should be as many chairs and proportionate numbers of tables as the number of guests invited. Plenty of leg space and area to move around is important for the comfort of the guests. To ensure that the guests sit with people they know, assign areas specifically for the brides and grooms side. This way they will not feel out of place and can enjoy the wedding.
Something for the kids
If you are inviting children to your wedding, ensure that some arrangement is made for their entertainment since you cannot expect kids to sit in one place with the adults for so long. Add some fun activities like a temporary tattoo artist, or a colouring zone and gaming station.
Songs for all ages
You cannot imagine an Indian wedding without music and dance. If you are inviting guests of all age groups, ensure your DJ plays songs for all age groups. Also, ask the DJ or band to oblige if guests make song requests, that way they will be able to enjoy themselves to the fullest.
Food for everyone
Many guests have dietary restrictions such as pure vegetarians, vegans, or lactose intolerant. As hosts, you must ensure that there is a menu that has various options and choices for everyone. Your wedding is made vibrant and lively by the guests who attend it and as hosts, you must leave no stone unturned to make it a memorable and joyful one for them.
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