While your wedding ceremony is about you and your partner, it should also take into consideration a few practical needs of your guests. What are some of the things you can do during planning in order to ensure that everyone has a great time? Here are some ideas.
1. Make Sure Everyone Can See
First of all, take a look at your seating arrangements to determine if everyone has at least a reasonably good view of the nuptials. Some venues can be tricky, but most just require minor adjustments. The sunlight at sunset could make viewing uncomfortable at certain angles. Or you might need to angle the rows so people don't have to crane their necks.
2. Make Sure Everyone Can Hear
Your guests are all here to hear you say I do. So make sure they can actually do so. A large ceremony might need a microphone. A small one might just need you and your partner to speak up and be angled toward the audience. No matter what method you choose, be sure to test it on the big day to be certain it will work for those in the back.
3. Provide Good Directions
Attendees like to know what they're supposed to do and where they should go. Many couples like to have attendants who will greet guests and show them the basics. And signs can provide a lot of helpful direction, all the way from the parking lot to the seating plans.
4. Explain Certain Elements
While most Americans know how a traditional wedding proceeds, you should explain any unique (or lesser-known) aspects of your ceremony. Reading a poem written by your deceased parent? Have the officiant announce that. Participating in an ancient spiritual ceremony? Explain it briefly in the program. Guests can only truly appreciate your beautiful plans if they understand their import.
5. Make Seating Comfortable
Don't skimp on the ceremony chairs — particularly if you plan a longer ceremony. Make sure everyone possible has a seat and that those seats are reasonably comfortable for the duration. If the temperature will be warm, provide fans. If it's cool, provide lap blankets. A comfortable guest is willing to wait and is more focused on you rather than themselves.
Want more tips to assist guests in having a great time during your nuptials? Start by meeting with an experienced ceremony venue in your area. They will help you craft the best experience no matter what your ceremony plans are. Call today to make an appointment.Share
19 February 2021
When I first got engaged, I looked forward to planning the wedding, but as time went by, my enthusiasm for planning every detail of the big day dwindled. I knew that I wasn't going to be able to handle the entire planning process on my own. I talked with a wedding planner and selected some elements that I would take care of on my own and hired her to do the rest of the work for me. Knowing how much goes into a wedding really overwhelmed me. Visit my blog to find a few tips that can help you coordinate with a planner to make your wedding as perfect as mine was.