Inviting out of town guests at your wedding is not something you can actually avoid – especially if you don’t plan on having your wedding in your (or your future spouse’s) hometown. Keep in mind, though: out of town guests will most probably need a special kind of treatment and you should do everything in your power to make their trip feel truly memorable. Wondering how to do that? Here are some tips to make your out of town guests feel truly welcome!
· Have A Wedding Website
It is highly advisable that you create a wedding website, as you can use it to disseminate every single type of information about the upcoming event – including the registry details! Creating such a website is free and easy and it can make the entire planning a lot smoother.
· Make Sure They Have Accommodation Options
You could book an entire hotel for your guests if you have that many people coming from out of town. Or, if this works better for your situation, you could just provide out of town guests with a list of options they can check out when searching for accommodation (it will still make everything easier for them!).
· Hotel Information
Again, this is the type of info you can share on your wedding website so that your guests know you have blocked a certain number of rooms for them at a very specific hotel. This will make it easier for them to attend your wedding and to make sure they find everything in due time.
· Guide Them Through the Town
Send your out of town guests a “survival kit” for your wedding location. It should include a map of the place, GPS coordinates for the most important locations, taxi phone numbers, pictures with the landmarks, as well as actual written instructions on how to get to/from the essential spots (hotel, wedding venue, etc.). Don’t forget to include an extra-list with touristic attractions too!
· Offer Welcome Baskets
You don’t have to spend a fortune on these: homemade products, local goodies, a bottle of nice wine, personalized cosmetic and care products – these are just some of the elements you could include in your welcome baskets.
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