Your wedding reception will be the singular opportunity you have to celebrate with the family, friends and loved ones who have come together for your special day. By making your guests feel welcome from the moment they arrive, you ensure that they take many happy memories home with them.
With everything you have to plan and think about, you may include special provisions for out-of-town guests. But, as you plan your reception – and select your wedding reception venue – including a few special, welcoming touches will be profoundly meaningful for your guests.
Plan for Any Special Accommodations Your Guests May Need
If you will have guests that require any special accommodations, be sure to work with your reception venue to make those arrangements well in advance. The last thing you want is for any guest to feel awkward.
Also, if any of your guests will have children in tow, provide a comfortable and private location where they can tend to their child’s needs, if necessary. This can also serve as an ideal spot for parents to take a fussy child, should that come up during the speeches or formal portions of the festivities.
Keep Guests Entertained at the Wedding Reception Venue
If you plan to do your photos between the ceremony and reception – as most newlyweds do – don’t leave your guests to entertain themselves during what can be a lengthy process.
Plan your timeline so that guests can go directly to the reception venue and get the celebration started. Even if you’ll be serving dinner and having entertainment later, offer some small bites and beverages while they wait. Provide recorded or live music as a backdrop, to ensure that your guests feel comfortable and festive.
Give Thanks to Your Wedding Reception Guests
Express your gratitude for your guests by including a note in your program or, even better, a brief, handwritten note at each place setting. You can also incorporate your sentiments into your wedding favors
Take a moment during the reception to announce your thanks as well, and express how much your wedding reception guests mean to the two of you.
Let Your Guests Make Lasting Memories at the Wedding Reception
Consider having a photo booth for your guests, or include a disposable camera at each place setting. If they prefer to use their smartphone for photos, give them a hashtag to use on social media. That way, you can gather all their live-action shots later, for your album.
And, if it’s practical, gather all your reception guests for photos. You may never all be together like this again, and you’ll be grateful for the memory in the years to come.
Choose a Welcoming Wedding Reception Venue
You can take a virtual tour on our website or call us today for a private tour of our facility. Conveniently located in Taylorsville, you will love welcoming your wedding reception guests to Aspen Landing.