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When planning your big day, there might be so much excitement going on that you forget some small details. It happens, but here is a short reminder of two things that people forget when it comes to good etiquette on your wedding day.
Don’t Leave Your Guests Waiting Too Long
One of the hardest things to remember when planning out the wedding day timeline is figuring out something for your guests to do while you, your family and the bridal party are busy taking formal portraits. If there is a long lull between events and you’ve left your guests to their own devices for too long, you will have people drop off to go do their own thing – which can lead to fewer people arriving at the reception than you anticipated!
Often, the time between the ceremony and the reception is the best time to have live music, cocktail hour and passed hors d’oeuvres if you’re having a fancier affair. If your wedding is going to be a little more casual in style, consider arranging for lawn games and friendly competitions. Having the Emcee get the party started before you and your new spouse arrive is a great way to kick off the evening.
Try to keep the formal portrait time to about an hour, but not much longer. If possible, get some shots before the wedding while everyone is freshly done up – it saves time between the ceremony and the reception. A First Look is always a gorgeous plan!
Get Everyone from Point A to Point B
One of the most considerate ideas for taking care of your guests is sorting out transportation between venues so that they don’t have to. Good etiquette suggests arranging for shuttles between the ceremony and reception, as well as between the reception and any local hotels where guests might be staying. This holds true especially if you’re planning to serve alcohol to your guests as they may get caught up in the festivities and not realize they’ve had too much.
A great host or hostess plans for their guests’ comfort, but also considers what other possible outcome any particular situation may become. Keeping the party in the same location as the ceremony is a great idea for keeping this simple. Another excellent option is planning for taxis, buses, Uber or Lyft drivers or just designated drivers to be available during the night.
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