15 January 2009


So, I think sometimes we take for granted that everyone knows about what to do for your out of town wedding guests. You will want to do something special as most times these guests have traveled from afar to share in your special day.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money in order to say “Thank you for coming.” Chance are, you won’t be available to see each guest before the wedding. In this case, several personalized notes thru-out their stay is a nice touch. The hotel staff will be more than happy to deliver them to your guests during their stay.

Leaving a note in the evening? Why not add a cookie from the local bakery or another tasty treat from a local vendor.. You can even include them on your list of faves along with directions.

Speaking of your faves list – Create a list of faves ( don’t forget your grooms ideas) and include this along with directions in the arrival welcome pack. A nice twist is to add a special note about why each one of the places is a fave.I would include several price ranges for all faves.

Check with your local Chamber of Commerce a month before and have them give you info as well. You could also arrange for a dinner or activity for the OOT guests who are not part of the rehearsal dinner.. Most restaurants have a separate banquet room which you can use. You don’t need to do anything special as far as décor – unless you wish, too.

Arranging for hotels? Make sure to have a hotel that is in close proximity to your ceremony and/or reception. Again, make sure you offer suggestions and reserve rooms at different star ratings.
photo credit: Mugs & Kisses from Mr. & Mrs.

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