Weddings are all about the bride and groom. That’s a given. Yet, there are quite a few friends and relatives who took the time and effort out of their own busy schedules to attend your special day. So, it’s quite important to make them feel as welcome and comfortable as possible. A few snacks, some beverages and a charming mini hand fan are all among the various items that will enhance the comfort of just about any wedding guest.
Yes, there certainly will be cocktails after the ceremony. Still, if you’re planning a backyard, beach or any other outdoor wedding on a scorching summer’s day, it’s always a good idea to provide your guests with some refreshing beverage of some sort which they can sip on during the actual ceremony. After all, wedding etiquette dictates that you make your guests feel as welcome and comfortable as you possibly can and you wouldn’t want them to dribble with sweat as they watch you exchange vows, would you? Fancier beverage options include mini bottles of deliciously chilled champagne or refreshing cocktails in the likes of Pina Coladas or Mojitos. But, if you’re on a limited budget, don’t worry: even a small bottle of cold water will do the trick. Placing a vintage hand fan or sunglasses on the seats will also help to keep wedding guests cool during a summer or spring wedding.
Similarly, if you’re planning a winter wedding, don’t hesitate to present your guests with hot beverages before they take their seats. The most popular options include mulled wine or cider, hot whiskey, coffee, tea or hot chocolate. If you want, you can even throw in a small square of dark chocolate to nibble on during the ceremony.
Of course, it’s also extremely important to select adequate seats for your guests, especially if you’re going to have a long ceremony. We all know that wedding chairs tend to get comfortable after half an hour. So, if the ceremony’s going to be longer than that, it’s recommended to invest in some comfortable chair cushions. Plastic or wooden seats are certainly less hard and more comfortable than iron ones. To add a festive look to the entire affair, you can also use glittery organza and bows to decorate the chairs- or pews if you’re getting married in a church. Another nice touch would be to hang a small potpourri or bouquet on the back or side of the chair for the guests to take home after the wedding.