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Four Things Your Guests Won't Like
03 Nov, 2016

Wedding guests aren't likely to complain about certain lapses they perceive at your wedding to you or your family, but they will talk about those "problems" to strangers or other guests.  Wedding planners and consultants  know what  upsets guests and as such, I have decided to start by sharing  just four with you which are within your control.

1.  A long delay between ceremony and reception.  Guests don't like long waits.  The preference is for the reception immediately following the ceremony in the same spot - or if the two events are in different  locations, the delay should be one hour or less.  That means that you might consider having most photos shot before the ceremony, thus minimizing the time spent after the ceremony and arrival at the reception.  If the delay can't be avoided, plan on cocktails and activities at the reception site - hosted by an official host couple who will stand in for the bride's parents.

2.  A lack of planning is pretty obvious to wedding guests.  Make sure that you have a planner on site to supervise all aspects of the event.  It may be a day-of coordinator or a close friend who us unflappable in the face of chaos.  In any event, pre planning is essential and someone other than the bride needs to be in charge the day of.  Give that person the check list of all the things that need to happen and when.  It will be the ultimate compliment when guests can say it was well organized and orchestrated.

3.  Sound or lack of it, is apparent to guests but maybe not to the couple being married.  Guests hear the music being played prior to and during the ceremony.  They usually hear readings done as part of the ceremony, but strangely, few couples think how important it is for guests to actually hear the wedding vows they have been invited to witness.  That is what the whole day is about!  See about insuring that the vows are clear and loud enough for guests to hear.  A microphone is important.

4.  Cash bars are resented.  Either provide a signature cocktail or champagne that is passed or have wine available at every guest table.  You have invited guests to dinner.  If they were in your home you wouldn't charge them for beverages.  Don't do it!  Instead provide all beverages for all guests at your reception.

For more ideas phone 868 628 9333 or email info@triniweddings.com


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