We are so excited for our day-of coordinator for The Big Fake Wedding Charleston, Luke Wilson Events, to take over the blog today. In true southern hospitality fashion, they are sharing ways to make your guests feel cared for! It’s a great reminder that you are throwing a celebration not just for yourself, but for all of your friends and family as well.
Luke Wilson Events is a boutique destination planning and design firm taking on a limited number of custom events each year. They specialize in bringing a sophisticated touch of Southern hospitality to weddings around the world. Their entire purpose for crafting exceptional weddings is not only the gorgeous design details but immersing clients in a heartfelt experience. Luke Wilson Events wants their couples to enjoy every moment of the planning process knowing that they have the utmost professional team behind them every step of the way. Luke Wilson Events’ clients are not only the star guests at their wedding but also LWE family for the day. There is no detail too small or request too large that won’t be taken care of as you laugh, dance and smile your way through the wedding of your dreams!
Top Five Tips to Increase Guest Comfort
It’s your wedding weekend so it’s all about you, right?…Wrong! Although, it’s mostly newlywed-centric, it’s also about the guests! Most are traveling near and far to celebrate with you, so remember to include them during your planning process. We have compiled a list of our Top Five Tips to Increase Guest Comfort during the wedding.
1. Welcome your guests with useful amenities
Delivering welcome bags to your guests shows true hospitality. In addition to items that reflect you as a couple, we like to also include a few staples to ensure your guests’ ease and comfort throughout the wedding weekend. Consider adding Advil, Alka Seltzer, Tums, Altoids and bottles of water to your welcome bags.
2. Hire Transportation
Nothing makes your guests feel more taken care of than knowing they can attend your wedding without the worry of getting there and back after a night of fun. Let your planner handle the logistics and itinerary while everyone else enjoys the ride. You can often find great alternatives to the typical motor coach too for added experience, like a true Charleston trolley.
3. Outdoor weddings? No problem!
Considering having an outdoor ceremony or reception? We have perfected the ways to keep your guests comfortable in both hot and cold conditions. Hot days call for a water station at the start of a ceremony, seagrass fans in each seat or parasols to shade the sun. Cooler days call for hot apple cider at the start of a ceremony, coordinating throw blankets sprinkled throughout and passed hand warmers for guests. Rental companies also carry stand fans or heaters, any of which your planner can help you secure for your big (hot or cold) day.
4. Nothing says comfort like comfort food
It’s true, and we Southerners do it best. A late night pass on the dance floor will keep your guests more than satisfied while they cut a rug. Consider passing your favorite cheat foods – sliders, fried chicken biscuits, truffle fries or our favorite, cookies and milk!
5. Let your guests “lounge”
To be honest, the chairs at weddings are made to be pretty, not comfortable – kind of like those shoes you’re wearing. We like to mix in lounge furniture so that your guests can have an alternative seating option during the event. We suggest keeping the vignettes close to the dance floor to maximize their use. Whether it’s your older guests keeping up with the action or your friends taking five from dancing, it’s sure to be enjoyed!
Tim Willoughby (1, 3) | Andrew Cebulka (2) | Jennifer Bearden (4, 5)
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