Everything Your Guests Need to Know Before the Wedding

This information will help your attendees celebrate the big day.

what information about your wedding that your guests need to know

The last thing you want to deal with when in the throes of wedding planning are pestering questions from your guests. Though this can be understandably frustrating when you’re already stressed from organizing one of the biggest days of your life, it is important not to take it out on those you care enough about to invite to this special day. Not to mention there are actually quite a few bits of information that are crucial for your attendees to have. Perhaps having an idea of what queries will be raised will help the questions be less overwhelming.

One of the easiest and most popular ways to provide intel for your nearest and dearest is by creating a wedding website. With the amount of customizable options available in the current day and age, you can even create a space for frequently asked questions – saving everyone time. While there is sure to be more that guests may want to know, the below is likely the minimum of what they actually need to know. In other words, this information is useful without giving away any surprises your celebration may feature.

- Wedding website URL. It doesn’t matter how many questions you answer on your website if no one can find it! The most common places to include a link to your wedding website are on your save the dates and on an insert within your invitation suite.   

- Dress code. No one likes to feel out of place at an event, so having a guide on what to wear can be very helpful. Noting appropriate footwear – particularly if your nuptials are outdoors – can also come in handy.

- Transportation. Is there a shuttle? Complimentary valet parking? Out-of-town guests may also need to know where the nearest airport is, particularly if you are not getting married in a large, metropolitan area.

- Itinerary. Obviously everyone needs to know when the ceremony starts, but the reception time is useful as well, especially if there is a time gap that attendees will need to fill on their own. 

- Gift registry. Though it’s not proper to put on your invitation, people will want to know where you’re registered. You can include this on your website as well as have your parents and wedding party pass it along through word of mouth. 

- Room block cut-off. Not everyone will be able to make their travel plans right away, so it’s important to ensure everyone not only knows which hotels have room blocks, but also when the reservation cut-offs are. 

For more wedding tips, read 16 don'ts for wedding guest behavior and discover 10 favors your attendees will love

Opening photo by Full Spectrum Photography

Authored by: Emily Lasnier