According to the Wedding Planner Institute, roughly 48 people will attend a destination wedding. If you’re having yours in the mountains, then you want to make sure that you make them feel welcome. After all, they did travel to share your special day. It’s important that they leave feeling glad that they came to your mountain wedding. Let’s take a look at how you can make your guests feel welcome.
Welcome Them When They Arrive
You want your guests to feel included, which means expressly acknowledging them as they come to your destination for your mountain wedding. You shouldn’t make them feel like they’re an afterthought. Make a welcome bag that has local treats or show them your gratitude by possibly arranging for free or discounted services like spa visits. Doing so can help them feel like it’s a vacation for them when they’re there.
Throw a welcome party for all of them. It’s a great way for all of you to kick off the wedding festivities. Doing so can also set the fun tone for the rest of their stay. You can make the party as formal or informal as you want, and it can be at a dining hall or even a local bar or restaurant.
You won’t have to pay for a car service for each one to go explore the area, but at the very least, arrange for a shuttle service from the lodgings to your ceremony and reception. See if the hotel you’ll be staying at provides this type of service for your guests or contact the local companies beforehand.
Make an Itinerary for Them
The last thing you want is to have your guests be bored while they are there, which is why you should give them plenty of things to do before your actual mountain wedding. You could arrange hiking, skiing, or climbing expeditions, depending on the time of the year and the weather conditions. Have parties or dinners or other plans for those who would rather stay inside.
Your goal is to make your wedding something that people will remember for a long time. If you make them feel welcome, then that will go a long way toward achieving that. Are you interested in having a mountain wedding? Contact us to learn more!