When planning a wedding we all want to secretly impress our friends and family on the big day, to make them think WOW they went above and beyond.
Here are some tips to do just that on this lovely Monday.
1. We all know the the Dollar Store, Euro land or the Pound store depending on your location, here you can go and pick up an individual pack of crayons and a coloring book for each child who will be in attendance at the reception; have the combos neatly laid out at each child’s seat ahead of time. This is a cheap and personal way to show you put some thought into your guests.
2. Get your own personalized napkins work a little harder for you by including your hashtag on them.
3. A week or two prior the wedding it may be a nice gesture to start a group email that introduces guests to one anther whom are flying in from the airport and who may want to carpool. This saves on overall costs for all parties attending.
4. Add a little gesture by including a phrase under the names of each guest that relates to them, example, “Daisy Jones: raised one heck of a boy” or “Charles Bradley: has a great moonwalk.” It adds a little humor and thought and it will be appreciated.
5. Don’t just prepare a wedding-themed playlist for you and your girls to get ready to; pass the playlist along to the bus or shuttle driver of your wedding guests’ transportation, if you have any. You can go old school and burn a CD or create a Spotify list and ask the transportation company to download it ahead of time.
6. Be prepared for the elements. If you’re having an outdoor wedding, consider a basket with bug spray, umbrellas, a bunch of cheap sunglasses or ceremony programs that double as fans — whatever is most appropriate. These little things will leave an impression on the guests.
7. Equip your DJ or Band with a short announcement at the very end of the reception. Instead of a simple announcement that it’s time for the send-off, he or she can remind guests if there’s an after party or farewell brunch the next day, along with the location and time. It’s these small announcements that keep your guests from questioning everything.