10 Ways To Keep Your Wedding Guests Happy

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10 Ways To Keep Your Wedding Guests Happy

DON'T PICK A BAD WEDDING DATE

Source: Your guests might be a no-show if you pick a date that falls on a major holiday or national event. Why? They might already have made plans. You want your guests to share in your special day. Pick a day that poses no conflict.
<small>PHOTO: Max Wanger. Courtesy of Style Me Pretty </small>
10 Ways To Keep Your Wedding Guests Happy

CREATE (AND MAINTAIN) A WEDDING WEBSITE

Source: Post the information from your invitations, accommodation options for guests, things to do, registry info, and anything else you think is relevant. Set up your website and be sure to keep it updated so your guests will always be in the know.
PHOTO: Stoffer Photography. Courtesy of Style Me Pretty 
10 Ways To Keep Your Wedding Guests Happy

PROVIDE PLENTY OF SEATING

Source: Make sure you have enough suitable seating to accommodate all your guests who want to sit down. Consider the elderly and any children that are coming to your event.
PHOTO: Jose Villa. Courtesy of Style Me Pretty 
10 Ways To Keep Your Wedding Guests Happy

OFFER AN AMAZING MENU

Source: Great food puts everyone in a good mood. Your guests will be looking forward to it. Consider serving something seasonal and light on your menu. Also, you'll want to be sensitive to any food allergies and take measures to accommodate those guests.
<small>PHOTO: Ashlee Raubach. Courtesy of Style Me Pretty </small>
10 Ways To Keep Your Wedding Guests Happy

DON'T MAKE THEM TRAVEL FAR

Source: Consider the proximity between where you're planning to hold the ceremony and the reception. Don't send them on a wild goose chase. Unless you've arranged for their transportation, guests might get disgruntled having to travel a long distance between the two. Why not consider holding both the ceremony and reception at the same venue? If you have your heart set on two separate venues, limiting the driving distance between 10-20 minutes, between the two, is a reasonable distance to aim for.
<small>PHOTO: Gia Canali.  Courtesy of Style Me Pretty </small>
10 Ways To Keep Your Wedding Guests Happy

START THE CEREMONY ON TIME

Source: Be sure to include the actual time you plan to start the ceremony in your invitations and adhere to it. There may be some guests who will run late but your guests who are prompt will appreciate you sticking to schedule.
PHOTO: Trish Barker. Courtesy of Style Me Pretty
10 Ways To Keep Your Wedding Guests Happy

DON'T MAKE THEM BRING OUT THEIR CASH

Source: Nothing will annoy your guests more than having to shell out for parking or for drinks. Remember, you are the one inviting them to be your guest so plan accordingly.
<small>PHOTO: Amy Jordan. Courtesy of Style Me Pretty </small>
10 Ways To Keep Your Wedding Guests Happy

SAY THANK YOU

Source: Make it a point to visit every table at your reception. Guests will understand if you can't spend too long chatting with them but don't expect them to be very understanding if you don't acknowledge them at all.
<small>PHOTO: Vero Suh. Courtesy of Style Me Pretty </small>
10 Ways To Keep Your Wedding Guests Happy

SEAT YOUR GUESTS WITH FAMILIAR FACES

Source: Create a seating arrangment that your guests will be happy with. Seating your guests with people they know ensures the conversation will continue the entire reception. Don't play cupid to your single guests and don't force guests to sit with people they don't know. Nothing is more awkward than sitting all night with people you've never met. Let them mix and mingle on their own. Eventually, they do.
<small>PHOTO: Vicki Grafton. Courtesy of Style Me Pretty </small>
10 Ways To Keep Your Wedding Guests Happy

GIVE A MEANINGFUL WEDDING FAVOR

Source: A sure sign of a favor fail is when they're all still laying on the table long after the guests have gone. Give something meaningful and practical that your guests will have a use for. It could be something that would be useful during the ceremony or something that could be used long after it's over.
<small>PHOTO: Leila Brewster. Courtesy of Style Me Pretty </small>

It’s easy to get caught up in all the details of your wedding planning. After all, it is YOUR day and you have a plan as to how you want everything to be but have you thought about your guests?

When it comes to your wedding day, guests are expecting to have an amazing celebration. Don’t forget to take into consideration their needs and desires. Plan to keep your guests happy and treat them well. In return, they will give you a great party atmosphere, plenty of laughs, interesting conversation, and happy memories to cherish of your special day.

Here are 10 ways to keep your wedding guests happy.

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