Guest Requests: What your Friends and Family Really Want at Your Wedding
Being a guest for a wedding can be demanding at times. Between travel expenses, taking time off work and all of the details in between, being part of the guest list can be hectic and at times, a little stressful. As a bride to be, try to keep these details in mind when you are planning your big day in order to have your guests raving about your wedding for years to come!
–Trim Down Travel: There is always a degree of travel involved in attending a wedding. Getting to the city or location for your big day isn’t usually tricky but when you ask your guests to move to from ceremony site to reception site, it can become somewhat tedious. Try looking for a wedding venue that has ceremony and reception in the same location. With the added bonus of a hotel close by, your guests will sing your praises indefinitely!
–Exceptional Entertainment: You know your friends and family best so you have an idea of what those party habits look like. Not everyone will cut a rug or dance until the lights come on, but it is safe to say all of your guests will be hoping for entertainment that will be able to connect with everyone from ages 5 to 50. Let your MC read the crowd and really flex his creative ability to keep the party going from start to finish.
–Tactful Timeline: According to a study done by Microsoft Corporation, the average human’s attention span is about 8 seconds, less than that of a goldfish. If cake cutting takes too long or the best man’s speech depicts your life story, people will move on to something else shiny in the room. From post ceremony photos to bridal party introductions, keep it sweet and simple. Let a coordinator or planner keep track of the events for your wedding day so things not only run smoothly, but your stress level dwindles from a 10 to a 2.