Your wedding day is a special occasion that becomes more memorable since family and friends celebrate it with you. The place brims with happiness as it fills with warm wishes, tears of joy, and anecdotes shared by the wedding guests. These people witnessed how you met and fell in love, and they also helped you overcome hurdles in your relationship and gave you meaningful advice. Your families and friends genuinely cheered and cried with you throughout your journey, so your wedding day is the perfect place to show them your love and gratitude.
There are several ways to show love to your wedding guests, but we compiled some of the most creative, unique, and affordable options that you can explore.
Say thank you for their efforts
Saying “thank you” may seem simple, but it is something that couples usually forget to do since they are too busy on their wedding day. Remember that your guests will take time from their busy schedules to celebrate with you, and your entourage will put on extra efforts to make your day extra special. Of course, you can approach them one by one during the reception, but your interaction with each guest will only be limited, so it is safe to think of other ways to tell them that you appreciate them. For example, you can try giving them thank you notes using personalised stationery, and you can go the extra mile and insert photos of you together.
Plan exciting activities
Every moment of your wedding day is vital for you and your partner. However, some parts of the day can be boring for your wedding guests. For example, your wedding photographers would want to take loads of photos of you and your entourage, leaving the guests waiting and idle for a long time. You can avoid dead air by incorporating fun and small activities your guests can do or explore, such as a book/wishing tree, an open bar, or a photo booth.
Prepare dancing shoes
There will be loads of dancing at your reception, so handing out dancing shoes is a great idea to encourage your guests to dance their hearts out. After enduring the flashy high heels and loafers, you can throw together a basket or box filled with cheap flip-flops or slippers for your guests to use. This gesture is an inexpensive way to show your consideration to your friends and family.
Keep the kids entertained
You may have guests with kids who will attend your wedding, and surely you want them to enjoy the celebration too. So, ensure that their kids are entertained by providing them with minimal supervision activities like colouring books, puzzles, bubbles, or photo booths. You can also hire someone to look after them, like a personal nanny that you trust or a wedding child care service. Their parentswill appreciate your effort, and you might be giving them a break that they deserve!
While it is true that your wedding day is about you and your partner, it won’t hurt to make small gestures that will make your wedding guests feel loved and comfortable. Simple things can make your wedding day more fun and memorable after all the stressful wedding preparations and unexpected events.