Here's how to make your wedding easy for your guests


Planning experts agree that couples who are getting married ought to prioritise the experience of their guests.

“Couples are asking a lot from their guests both socially and professionally right now. Rather than seeing the wedding from their eyes, they need to walk the steps of their guests,” says Maya Jain via The New York Times.

“The goal is making everyone as comfortable as possible.”

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The question of a plus one is a common consideration when planning a ceremony or reception.

Michelle Norwood, of Michelle Norwood events, said via The New York Times: “Couples need to understand a single guest might not come and express that understanding to them."

The wording of communication with guests is vital, and experts recommend striking an understanding tone.

Landis Bejar, Aisle talk owner, said via the New York Times, “We hope you can celebrate with us in person, but we understand not everyone can, and the times are still difficult for a number of reasons.”

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Experts also recommend that couples consider scheduling their ceremonies so that there is little interference in the day of the guests.

Many couples do a 18:00 or 18:30 ceremony which still gives you five or six hours for the reception, so guests don’t feel as though they are losing work time.

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