While the wedding is all about the bride and groom, the vast majority of people in attendance are guests. As a wedding planner, it's your resonsibility to ensure the event is enjoyable for everyone and not just the happy couple. For this reason, it's important to do what you can to make the guests happy as well. Glamour Magazine has several ideas on how to make the wedding wonderful for the couple, the wedding party and the guests.
- Just like you have rehearsal dinners, having a walk through of the ceremony is beneficial as well. This clears up any confusion for the wedding party and helps the guests get more into the event. Any time before the ceremony where those in the wedding have to converse to figure out what's going on is time that ends up delaying the ceremony.
- Everyone, including you and the couple, need to show up on time. While the wedding is all about the couple and the wedding can't start til they get there, the guests may need the wedding to run on schedule.
- Consider the comfort of those in attendance. While sitting on hay bales may work with the theme, the scratchy hay and the lack of back support will get to the guests after a while.
- Make sure guests can see and hear during the ceremony. If they can't, they won't feel like a part of the couple's special day and they may grow bored during the ceremony.
As a student in bridal consulting training here at Ashworth College, what advice do you have?