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It is important to include transportation information card with wedding invitation. Have your guests check off if they will need transportation to church/to reception. This info will help you know in advance how many guests need transfers so you can book shuttles/buses accordingly. If doing a hotel ‘Welcome Bag’ insert a note letting guests know about transportation arrangements (*what time to meet in lobby and where). Always reserve an extra shuttle or bus for the end of the night to ensure you have adequate transportation. Pack a cooler of champagne, beer, wine coolers, water and cups for the bridal party. Not a bad idea to have pretzels and cheese/crackers on hand too in case there are a few hours between the ceremony and reception. And lastly, ask hotel to post signage in lobby directing ‘your’ guests to the correct bus – there may be another wedding party at the hotel so signage is key in order to avoid any confusion.
CHILDREN IN YOUR BRIDAL PARTY
Make sure you have extra snacks, water and even a small goodie bag available for any young children in your bridal party. If one parent is in bridal party have the other parent up by the alter so the child sees a familiar person and feels comfortable processing up the aisle. If child is nervous to walk the aisle then pair him/her with another child in the bridal party – the buddy system is always a great backup plan. If there is only one child in the bridal party and the two previous suggestions are not viable then perhaps have the child walk down with a member of the bridal party for additional support.
Thinking about what to do for a parting gift? Do you want the favor to be an edible goodie that your guests can enjoy later that night? Or maybe, it could something that they will use for years? Whichever you pick, the gift could/should be linked to a few factors: