Your wedding day will be one of the busiest days of your life. You will invite each of your loved ones and you’ll be expected to spend at least a brief moment with each guest. This can be a difficult task so we will share some suggestions that will prepare you to be courteous and respectful to each guest.
It’s important that you keep in mind that your wedding guests understand that you are busy. No matter how hard you try, some of your guests won’t get much of your time.
Our suggestion is to make every moment count. Do your best to communicate your gratitude for their presence and make them feel welcome; even if for a brief moment.
Spend Quality Time in Advance
It’s important that you make the best of the entire wedding week. Spend as much time as possible with your closest relatives before the actual wedding. Your bachelor/bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinner, and wedding luncheon are great opportunities for you to spend time with family and friends.
If you spend time in advance, your loved ones won’t be offended if they don’t get to chat as much on the actual wedding day.
Prepare for Long-Winded Wedding Guests
Be prepared for certain wedding guests who will demand lot’s of time. These individuals are usually friends and relatives that you haven’t seen for a long period of time.
Our first suggestion is to ask your family, bridesmaids, and groomsmen to help you. Ask them to pay attention to who you are speaking with. When you get stuck in a conversation for too long, one of your loved ones can come join the conversation. Then you can politely excuse yourself and greet more guests.
Have a Reception Line
Some brides don’t like reception lines but they can be one of the best ways to ensure that each of your guests gets a hug. A reception line is when the bride, groom and their parents stand at the head of the room while guest wait in line to greet you.
The Power of a Phone Call
You will have guests that love you but are too shy to cut through the crowd to greet you. If you realize that you didn’t get to greet one of your wedding guests you can simply call them on the phone and thank them from coming. This will make them feel appreciated.