Today we have Wedding Paper Divas style & trend expert, Amber Harrison on our wedding blog with the founder of Guesterly, Rachel Hofstetter. She reminds brides and grooms that wedding guests will remember not what their wedding looked like, but how it felt and gives great tips for making it memorable. Amber Harrison is our resident authority on the latest wedding trends and etiquette guidelines. She combines tradition, personal style and the hottest trends to help each couple celebrate their unique love story on their big day.
Give Your Wedding Guests An Experience To Remember
Amber: We often think of a wedding as being all about the couple but really there are so many ways to give the guests a great experience. Why don’t you give us a few tips for how to do that?
Rachel: Amber, what I find is that guests remember how your wedding feels more than they remember how it looks. And there are two great ways to do that and they’re both fast and free.
- Give your guests information: Send them an email the morning of the wedding with all of the transportation details. You’ll be amazed at how that makes people feel taken care of.
- Put guests in carpools: If people are coming to your wedding from a city, connect them via email and say “Hey, you might want to drive together, you might want to take the train together so you make new friends.” Again, they feel connected, included and taken care of.
Amber: So do you have any tips for encouraging friendships between guests?
Rachel: So my favorite thing to do is appoint guest ambassadors. Find someone who knows lots of people at your wedding like, your aunt for example or somebody who’s an extrovert and say “Hey! Can you watch out for this person? You know, take them around at cocktail hour, help them make new friends, pull ‘em out onto the dance floor.” And, that is so amazing because both people get so much out of it.
Amber: So remember, when planning your big day don’t forget to make your guests feel at ease and they will have an experience of a lifetime.
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