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Wedding Details That Don't Go Unnoticed by Guests

Small, but meaningful, ways to make an impression.

As much as the wedding is about the celebration of love between you and your future spouse, it’s also about the people you choose to share that love with.

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Photo: Sarah DiCicco Photography

When trying to decide on the priorities for a wedding, especially in regards to the enjoyment of your guests, it’s the smaller details that are tossed aside first. However, you should choose these seemingly minor aspects carefully, as sometimes the things that seem small to a bride can have a large impact on your friends and family. As much as the wedding is about the celebration of love between you and your future spouse, it’s also about the people you choose to share that love with. Small touches that show you care about your attendees' comfort can make a big difference in how they remember the day.

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Photo by Hugh Forte; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

Below are eight seemingly small aspects of your nuptials that can make a sizeable difference to your attendees, from start to finish.

A Wedding Website

A wedding website with all of the information is considered essential to modern-day couples. You don’t have to spend hours choosing the perfect theme, but a website that conveys the address of the venue, easy-to-follow directions, accommodation options, the itinerary, the dress code, and more will simplify planning for your guests.

A Welcome Bag

Out-of-towners will appreciate seeing a welcome bag full of snacks, hangover cures, schedules, and other goodies when they arrive to their hotel room. If it doesn't put too much of a strain on your budget, it's a great way to make guests feel at home!

A Good Timeline

A well-structured day, with no gaps between the ceremony and reception and no delays due to someone running late, keeps people from growing impatient. We recommend hiring a wedding planner to ensure your wedding-day timeline is well-coordinated!

A Seating Chart

Thoughtful table assignments so guests can sit with whom they know, or at least those with whom they are compatible. You don’t need a full seating chart with place cards dictating the exact chair, but knowing what table to go to removes the awkwardness of feeling like the new kid in the cafeteria who doesn’t know where to sit.

Great Wedding Food & Drink

A variety of food is always appreciated, especially by those with dietary restrictions. You may have dinner covered, but don’t forget about cocktail hour! It's always great to have a few options for friends and family to choose from – and you can always go one step further and ask loved ones to list any dietary restrictions on their RSVP response cards.

Well-Planned Seating

Don’t have too many people at one table during the reception; everyone should have room to use their fork, as well as somewhere to put their bread and butter. Although it can be tempting and cost less to have less tables, you have to keep your guests' comfort in mind.

Feeling the Love

Your guests are aware that the day is about your love, and it’s heartwarming to see newlyweds enjoying their special day. So get on the dance floor and don’t be afraid of a little family-friendly PDA! You want your guests to feel the same love that you feel for one another.

Thank-You Notes

Genuine thank-you notes that specify the gift that was given both assures your nearest and dearest that you received their present, but also that it was appreciated. Also, do not wait one year to send your thank-you notes!

For more ideas, advice, and inspiration, discover six of the top complaints from guests and find out how to make sure guests are comfortable. 

Opening photo by Sarah DiCiccio Photography; Floral & Event Design by Joe Mineo Creative; From Real Wedding: A Rustic-Elegant Wedding at a Working Farm in Pennsylvania