How To Have Happy Wedding Guests: Part One

Happy Bridesmaids Through Great Wedding PlanningYour friends love you, so of course they could not have been happier for you when you told them you’re getting married. But, if you would actually like to keep those special people happy with you, there are some important things to keep in mind as you plan your big day. While your bridal party and family will be there to support you through thick and thin, if you’d rather not try their patience during the planning process, here is what you need to know.

It’s Your Day, But Theirs Too

Yes, it’s your wedding day, but you still want the people you care about to be there for you and with you. So try to take them into consideration when it comes to choosing your wedding date, location, dress code, etc.

For instance:

  • Be careful scheduling weddings around holidays, which can be nightmares for travel, especially if many of your guests will need to fly.
  • If you’re having a hometown ceremony, and know that most of your guests will be able to attend a Friday evening wedding, great. This can increase your chances of booking your favorite venue or photographer. But if you’re having a wedding a few hours from most of your guests, especially if it’s on relatively short notice, take into consideration that not all of them will be able to take off work early.
  • While you can’t try to fit everyone’s scheduling needs (that would be impossible), you should be considerate, especially if you work with many of your guests/friends. (If you’re a teacher, for example, spring break would be a great time to have a destination wedding! The first week of school? Probably not.)