Your wedding day is undoubtedly all about you. You’ve waited for this special moment to arrive, and now you’re almost there, so yay for that! While you daydream about how the day would unfold, don’t forget that you also need to think about other things that should be taken care of on this dreamy event. One is how you plan on welcoming your guests.
The day is all about you and your other half, but it doesn’t mean you’ll forget those people who are coming to the wedding. It’d be very nice to plan a creative and heartwarming welcome for all of them to make them feel extra special. The goal is to let them know how you value their presence and time.
Welcoming Your Wedding Guests
Think of it this way: people attend several weddings every year, so they tend to expect all those events to be just like the other. If you want to make your event unforgettable and more special in every possible way, you may want to come up with creative ways to welcome the guests. Your thoughtfulness can go a long way in making your friends and family feel extra special.
Here are some creative ways to try when welcoming your wedding guests:
1. Arrange For A Floral-Filled Welcome Sign
They may know where the exact venue is, but it wouldn’t hurt to arrange for a wedding sign where guests will be greeted and immediately welcomed with a festive mood. To make it look even more luxurious, fill the sign with colorful wedding flowers that’ll instantly warm the hearts of your guests.
One creative way is to use a chalkboard easel that you can monogram with a personalized welcome message. You may also opt for cool letterings and sleek graphics if you want to add a bit of modern touch to it.
2. Make Them Pass Through A Flower Shower
There’s something about flowers that can immediately turn someone’s mood into a joyous and radiant one. If you have an idea in mind for your wedding sign, and you don’t feel like incorporating flowers in it, there’s another way to creatively welcome your VIPs with flowers.
A flower shower isn’t just for newly-wed couples—you can also let your guests experience such an extraordinary experience through it. It’s one of the longest traditions to shower the bride and groom with delicate petals as they exit the church or when entering the reception. It’s believed to be a way of showering them with well wishes and blessings. But, nobody says you can’t do that for your guests, as well.
The key is to know how to choose flowers which will be perfect for this idea. The size needs to be quite small but not overly so because it’s important that the guests will know that they’re flowers and not just the usual confetti. Some of the best options that you have are lavender, delphiniums, hydrangeas, and wildflowers. Include a variety of colors and kinds to make the shower more beautiful, unique, and fragrant.
3. Offer Them A Refreshing Beverage
After the ceremony, everyone’s probably hungry or begging for something to drink, at least. Welcoming the guests with a refreshing beverage is a perfect way to greet them just before they enter the reception venue. It’s a particularly great idea, especially if your event falls on a hot summer day.
A glass of iced tea or cold lemonade should do the trick. One of the hottest trends right now is to set up a drinking station where guests can come to while they wait for the reception to start.
4. Hand Over Your Welcome Box
Another creative wedding trend these days is to give out a welcome box to guests. This fabulous surprise is proven to always make family and friends happy, especially if you’ve invested quite a lot of thought and effort in putting together the welcome box for them.
You can include a destination guide, schedule of activities or itinerary, and program proper to keep them in the know of what’s about to happen. Place your wedding souvenirs inside, as well as a little thank you note for their presence.
5. Serve A Quick Breakfast Fix
If you’re having a morning wedding, chances are, your friends and family didn’t have enough time to eat breakfast. It’ll be a delightful treat to find some breakfast munch as they’re greeted on your special day. You can creatively package the delights in little tin cans or small boxes so that you can easily hand them right before the ceremony starts. Cinnamon rolls, mini waffles, or donuts should work and could give your guests a bit of sugar rush to energize them for the occasion. Then, when the ceremony is over, you can set up a coffee station for a much-needed caffeine boost.
There are more than enough ways to creatively welcome your wedding guests. Going out of your way to make them feel special and remembered is something that they won’t forget even after the celebration is over. As the special day unfolds, everybody would be taking beautiful photos to post on social media and making awesome memories together. It’s one great way to ensure that everybody’s happy at the end of the day, and you’ll all go with a smile on your face.