Weddings are wrought with thousands of details that you may overlook or forget a few things. While some of these may not matter in the big picture, sure, others will make your guests unhappy. Unfortunately, after the wedding, the couple usually realizes they should have given more attention to these factors. After all, a wedding should be a satisfying and fun event for those in it and for all those who attend it.
Here is a list of the nine most common problems wedding guests complain about. We also have the solutions to each of these issues to help you handle them easily. Make sure you prioritize these potential issues when planning your wedding, and your guests will be a happy bunch.
More and more couples are getting married in the Wild West style this year; and it is one real exciting theme for a wedding.
Here are 5 reasons why we, at Best for Bride say Yeehaa! to the wild west theme.
1.It is a formal theme with a casual vibe
The Wild West theme allows you to have a wedding that is both exciting and fun, but classic at the same time. You can choose to keep it as formal as you like, or opt for an entirely casual wedding reception. Is there another formal theme, where the décor elements can be straw and wildflowers and still be appropriate? Here, the rules are flexible, and this will keep it exciting for your guests, as they aren’t certain of what they can expect.
2.The décor at Wild West Weddings are totally unique
Wild West weddings allow you to play with faux or real antler displays, throw in leather details, sip beer from copper mugs and have attendants and groomsmen frolic around in cowboy hats and boots. This is a chance to bring together a range of textures like burlap, straw and wood, and give them a classic finish. It transports us in time to a whole other place, and this is part of the charm. Despite the various details, the theme can be executed at indoor and outdoor venues, alike. The rustic elements that are highlighted at these weddings are always interesting, simple to do and easy to pull off.
3.They are as versatile as can be
One interesting factor about this theme is that no two weddings can possibly be alike. Whether you choose to get married at a ranch, in a garden or at a hotel, you can use this theme. Dinner can be elaborate or laidback, as you can opt for either a buffet or a plated dinner. Coming to wedding dresses, Wild West brides can choose full-length lace gowns or short frilly frocks with a colorful underskirt and not worry about which suits the theme—because they both do. Brides and grooms can sport cowboy boots and hats, and easily match their attire to the theme.
4.The photographs are one-of-a-kind
How else could it be? After all, how often do we see real cowboys and their brides in real life? When you have a wild west wedding, the rustic elements in the décor and classic style of dressing create the perfect blend for spectacular photographs. With a beautiful setting, and a couple in love, it is almost impossible to not have a great photo album.
5.Wild west weddings are most romantic
If you always envisioned your wedding to be one that is like a dream, it has to be a wild west wedding. Imagine getting married in a scenic location, dancing to jolly old country tunes and riding off into the sunset (or, in this case, to your honeymoon) with your real-life hero….could it be more romantic?
So, what do you think? Is a Wild West wedding for you?
When planning your wedding, you should make sure all your guests have fun and enjoy every moment. There may not be too many old people attending your wedding, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to set some time aside and make a few special arrangements for them. Here are the small things you can do to can ensure they are comfortable.
Look to their stay and transportation
When an older guest or couple confirms that they will be attending, you should check with them about their accommodation and transportation plans. Give clear directions and share the time schedule, so they can plan their day properly.
You could lend a helping hand with transporting them to and from the venue, so they do not face any hassles getting there. Co-ordinate with other guests or put a member of your bridal party in charge of making sure that they are taken to and from the function. If the wedding and reception are at different locations and they have their own vehicle, you could ask them to park at the reception venue, and take them from there to the wedding venue and back.
Check for disabled access at the venue
It is a good idea to check ahead for wheelchair access at the venues. Similarly if there is a staircase or narrow steps to climb, it is sensible to assign someone to assist your older guests to make it inside comfortably. If it is a church wedding, ask that they be seated at the ends of rows, so its easier for them to settle in and step out. After the ceremony, make sure someone walks them out.
If your guests have to wait outside before they can enter the venue, make sure there are seating arrangements. Else, ask them to arrive at the venue just on time, so they do not have to be kept standing.
Assign a bridesmaid or groomsman the duty of taking care of them
Put someone in-charge of your elderly guests, while they are at your wedding. Ensure that this is someone who is considerate and sensible, and can help them appropriately. Place them in-charge of checking on their charges regularly, and making sure everything they want is taken care of. When there is a particular person who has to handle this responsibility, you know who to turn to, should these guests need any assistance.
Seat them with company
It is a good idea to plan the seating arrangements so that the older guests keep each other company. At the reception, arrange comfortable couches in a warm area, where they can relax and chat with each other, if they do not want to dance. Have coffee and tea nearby, so they can help themselves. Encourage them to join you on the dance floor by including tunes in your playlist that they are likely to enjoy.
Be punctual and stick to the schedule you shared, so they do not have to wait around and become uncomfortable. At the end of the day, make sure they go home safely with the fond memories of your big day.