When you have guests who are travelling to make it to your big day, it’s always a good idea to be mindful of the cost and effort it takes for them to be there. To show your appreciation, there are a few thoughtful ideas that you can put in place to make their stay extra special and well worth the trip. Extra tip: you may like to create a wedding website, to easily share this information with your guests.
Find accommodation options near the venue
Shortlist 2-3 options in the local area, that vary in price range. If you contact the hotels, some will kindly offer a discount code for any of your guests booking a room.
Consider transport options
Think about the different transport options available for your guests in close proximity to their accommodation. Is there access to public transport, taxi services, hire cars or parking? If your wedding venue is far from the local city, you may also consider hiring a bus chauffeur.
Create a list of meaningful locations to eat, drink, and experience
In amongst the wedding and escaping off to your honeymoon, it’s unlikely that you will have the time to entertain all of your travelling guests. It’s a nice idea to make a list of some of your favourite things to do in your local city, so your guests will fully enjoy their time away.
Plan a pre-wedding or post-wedding get together
This could help if there are any travelling guests who may be offended if you don’t see them outside of your wedding day. It’s also a nice gesture to say thank you for the efforts they have made.
Make a travel playlist
Travelling guests will likely have to endure a length of time in either a car, on a plane, or even boat. Create a fun playlist to keep them entertained during the down time.
Put every detail on your wedding website
You’ve got all of the plans set, upload these details with as much information as you can onto your wedding website. That way it’s easy for guests to find (travelling or local), and you won’t have to endure a million phone calls with people asking for times or directions. Any plans that change or any additional information gained, just keep updating the site.