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Tips For Your Wedding

Here are a few tips to help your day be the best.

Keep Your Ceremony Brief

Don’t get us wrong, your friends and family are present at your big day to see you get married — but no one wants to watch a drawn out ceremony. Keep the actual proceedings (not including entrances and exits) around 20 minutes so you won’t lose anyone’s attention.

Choose a Personalized Program

While we’re on the topic of the ceremony, don’t forget about creating a wedding program. By personalizing this piece of stationery with interesting details about you and your groom, a breakdown of the ceremony’s proceedings, and any important information they should know (like a translation of traditional vows or that you’d prefer photos aren’t taken) you’ll capture their attention and get all of those key details across. Plus, it will keep them busy if the event runs a little late.

 

 

Give Out-of-Town Guests a Welcome Basket

Whether you’re hosting a destination wedding or a hometown bash, some of your guests had to travel to be a part of your big day. To show your appreciation, give welcome bags for guests staying at hotels. Include a few snacks, bottles of water, and a list of local resources, like the nearest drug store, restaurants and coffee shops, plus any nearby attractions. If you’re able to splurge, throw in a bottle of wine, tasty local treats like an artisanal cheese or candy, and a guidebook.

Greet Each Guest

It may sound obvious, but it’s important to personally greet each and every guest at your wedding. Once the celebration is underway do your best to spend time with each person — whether that means chatting over a cocktail, visiting their table at dinner, or letting loose on the dance floor.

Have a Signature Cocktail

Speaking of cocktails, serve one or two delicious customized drinks. It’ll offer you a huge savings if you forgo a full bar, and it makes your reception feel so personal. You and your groom should each pick a concoction, but try to select drinks that are palatable for a wide array of people.

Design a Lounge Area

Not every guest will want to dance all night. In fact, some may not want to hit the dance floor at all. Although reception tables are a fine place for friends and family to chat, offering a designated seating area is a nice touch. Here at Fireseed we have many places inside and out that can be upgraded to create a really  intimate space, add pillows and shawls. Personalize our spaces to entertain and impress your guests.

Have Phone Charging Stations

Sure, the whole point of your wedding is for guests to be present with you, but technology is a necessary evil we can’t avoid. Offering charging stations is a very kind way to show guests you care about their personal needs. Plus, if you want to see tons of Instagram photos of your amazing reception, your friends and family will need battery life! Tuck them away near the bathroom or entrance. (Don’t forget to include a sign with your hashtag, too!)

Skip Traditions That Don’t Fit Your Style

Some brides don’t want to toss the bouquet or the garter, while others would prefer not to wait until the ceremony for their first look. If you’re someone who just can’t image partaking in one of these traditions, don’t do it! It’s your wedding; you can skip what you want to.

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