May 9

7 Thoughtful Touches to Enhance the Wedding Guest Experience

All eyes will be on you and your partner on your wedding day. Your needs and desires will be your vendors and guests’ top priority! However, it’s still polite to consider what thoughtful touches you can add to your wedding day to enhance your guests’ experience. After all, you want them to enjoy the day just as much as you!

That doesn’t mean you must go out of your way to make your wedding day about your guests. On the contrary, you should always prioritize your needs over the opinions of friends or family members. Still, you can make the celebration more memorable in a few ways. As a stationery artist and wedding industry vet, I’m here to share them with you!

 

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7 Ideas for Thoughtful Touches

Welcome Bags

Wedding welcome bags are a hot trend, and guests love them! They don’t need to be over the top, either—they just need to provide a few essentials that will enhance your guests’ comfort. A tote filled with a bottle of water, snacks, and comfy shoes for when your guests hit the dance floor is a simple but effective way to thank your guests for making the journey to celebrate your special day.

Pre-Ceremony Drinks

Your guests will hang around for at least 30 minutes before your ceremony starts. If you’re getting married in the summer, there’s a good chance they’ll get thirsty during that time! Setting up a table of cold, refreshing drinks starts the day off on the right foot by ensuring everyone is hydrated.

 

Ideas for thoughtful touches to add to your wedding day

 

Cozy Blankets

Are you tying the knot in autumn or winter? Place a few blankets or pashminas at the entrance to your ceremony venue, especially if it’s outdoors. Your guests will appreciate the thought you’ve put into keeping them warm while you’re saying your vows!

Sunglasses

If your ceremony is outdoors in a sunny location, ensure your guests can see what’s going on by providing pairs of sunglasses. Buying them in bulk will cut the cost of this fun wedding extra. Plus, you can customize them by printing your wedding date on the sides!

Late-Night Munchies

Most couples would like their guests to stay on the dance floor until late at night. But if you want everyone to have a good time, fueling the celebration is necessary! Reach out to a local caterer (or a fun food truck!) and ask them to provide some sodas and light snacks. Your guests will love this delicious surprise!

Take-Home Treats

Say “thank you” by sending your guests home with a delicious treat, such as a locally made cupcake or macarons! These could also double up as late-night snacks to save on costs.

 

Thoughtful touches for wedding guests

 

Charging Station

We all know how taking photos and videos for hours can drain your phone! Ensure your guests can keep documenting the fun by providing a charging station at your reception. Charged phones will also ensure your guests can make it home safely using GPS or Uber.

Making your wedding day extra special for your guests doesn’t have to be complicated or cost a fortune. The small details matter most, and these thoughtful touches are more than up for the task! Are you looking for more inspiration specific to your wedding theme or vision? Don’t hesitate to reach out—I would love to help you brainstorm!