Heather over at Calluna Events put together this awesome post and I knew that we had to share it. As a bride who had a destination wedding, your guests will truly appreciate being welcomed.

Weddings are a time to celebrate with friends and family, often times with people who travel to join the festivities. As an out of town guest, attending a wedding can seem somewhat daunting being in a foreign place surrounded with strangers. We have some great tips to help your out of town guests feel right at home for your wedding this season!

As your RSVPs start to trickle in, begin assembling welcome packages that you can send to them months prior to the wedding. As if you don’t have enough on your plate already, this little extra task will ensure that everyone feels welcome and will undoubtedly create an a memorable introduction to how special your wedding day will be. These pre-wedding welcome packages can be almost free and can be a fun task for your Maid of Honor or for one of the bridesmaids! Think of including a local area map with notes on it of some of your favorite hikes, attractions, and must sees for your guests while they are in town for your wedding. Including a mini brochure of restaurants and favorite special attractions that hold a special place in you and your sweetie’s heart is also a great way to help introduce your guests to your destination while reminding them why they are making the trip! Lastly, important contact information and phone number can be a helpful way for guests to feel more at ease as they travel to help celebrate with you.

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See more ideas on how to make guests feel welcome after the jump…

Laura Lavender

Laura Lavender

 

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Bird Dog Press and Keira Ritter

 

Another great way to help make your out of town guests feel more at home is to welcome them with a small gift basket.  These can be inexpensive and will help to create the best start to their trip imaginable.  A nice welcome note signed by the bride and groom thanking them to come will bring warmth to the hearts of your guests.  A great idea for these welcome bundles is to include some of your favorite local snacks and treats.  A huge trend we’re seeing this summer in our weddings is Colorado honey.

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Bird Dog Press and Keira Ritter

 

Tara Guerard

Tara Guerard

 

These small tasks will help to create a comfortable welcome for your out of town guests and are also a great way to share with your guests a little bit more about what you and the happy groom love about where you are hosting your wedding!

This post is also featured on Calluna Event’s blog!
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