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Small Touches Make A Big Difference

Everybody knows that on the day of your wedding, as the Bride & Groom, you are the two most important people in that room, however that doesn’t mean you should forget about the small touches to make every single one of your guests feel welcome and comfortable for what could be a long day. This may seem like an obvious point to make, but when you’re caught up with menu tastings, which flowers to put in your bouquet and how many tiers your cake should be, you’ll be surprised at how easily this could slip your mind. 

Having a wedding planner will definitely cut this process out for you, however if you haven’t got one, the first thing to look back at is “what did you really dislike, or what would have made you feel more comfortable at somebody else's wedding”. You don’t need to feel bad about looking back and picking out the negatives of your best friends weddings, on this occasion, you’re just being practical. If you still need a little help, thats what Weddings by Bespoke are here for... 

Firstly, those all important wedding invitations, along with the necessities, date, time, venue(s), it’s always super helpful to include some simple directions, a small map, and maybe some important facts for the day, i.e. is there a long walk between venues, will you be spending a lot of time outside, will there be a long wait before food etc. Don’t underestimate the importance of communication and keeping your guests informed. More often than not, guests will turn up to a wedding with no idea what to expect after forgetting to have breakfast with 3 hours until the first canapé. They’ll be grateful for all snippets of information you give them. 

The past couple of years has seen almost every wedding pop a basket of flip flops by the dance floor, and honestly, it’s probably one of the best ideas anybody has ever come up with. After hours of dancing in heels, when you’re ready to retire to the nearest seat and take those shoes off, there is nothing more ideal than a pair of comfy flip flops to continue dancing the night away, however other ideas to consider; are you guaranteed sunshine? In the UK, probably not, so ensure there are a few essentials available for all types of weather, umbrellas, blankets or pashminas, fans or even a few pairs of gloves for anyone that needs to pop outside or even walk home after the wedding.

Have you got any guests travelling from overseas to attend your wedding? Why don’t you consider leaving a small welcome treat in their bedrooms for when they arrive. This doesn’t need to be too expensive or extravagant, just a small gesture to show your gratitude for travelling all that way to be with you on your big day. This could be a small basket or gift box to include a couple of bottles of water, a small welcome note for the Bride & Groom, a couple of welcome biscuits and if you know they have a few extra days, perhaps a list of what’s in the area for them to do before their journey home. 

Your guests are highly likely to forget something and remember en route to your wedding, so why don’t you ensure you have the few bits you know they’re going to need available to them. It’s so quick and easy to put together a basket of essentials in the bathrooms and your guests will be so grateful. Include the basics; deodorant, tissues, painkillers, body spray, lip balm, mints, etc. Anything to ensure your guests feel as happy as possible for as long as possible. 

 One of the greatest debates I’ve seen between family’s when planning a wedding, “children”. To invite or not to invite. Firstly, this is your big day, and I’m certain your friends will not mind either way, however if you’ve decided you would like them to be a part of your big day, ensure there are things to keep them entertained, their parents will not be able to thank you enough. If you have the space, why not set up a kids room and even hire a creche service to look after them, you’ll be surprised at what a weight this will take of both yourselves and the parents shoulders. If you haven’t quite got the space for that, theres always the option of puzzles and colouring sheets on the table during your wedding breakfast.

 Last but not least, and probably the most obvious of them all, keep that food and drink flowing, make sure you during the speeches, you thank the key people individually for their help and then everybody else for coming along and most of all don’t stress and have fun!

 

Charlotte Anthony

Written by: Charlotte Anthony

Head of Business Development