Wedding Tip Thursday - Southern Hospitality
Any good Southern hostess knows that hospitality is a top priority! Keeping this in mind, don’t forget to provide smart accommodation options and information for your guests.
My number one tip – when recommending hotels, recommend locations that are closest to your reception location (not the ceremony location). Guests would much rather leave a little early to get to the ceremony than have a long trip home at the end of the night (or a less expensive cab ride)!
Choose two or three hotel options at different price points, if possible. And don’t forget to list check-in and check-out times – based on this information, you may want to encourage guests to arrive a day early. For example, if you have a 2:30p.m. ceremony time (We love our Catholic Brides!;-) and check-in is at 3p.m., your guests will need to come in the night prior. Include this information on an invitation insert or your wedding website.
Adorable welcome “bags” are an EME signature but if you opt not to have them, create a cute wedding weekend itinerary and leave it with the Front Desk. Ask them to hand it out to your guests as they check in and provide extra copies for anyone who requests one.
Applying these ideas will give your guests a warm welcome and leave them feeling impressed by your thoughtfulness!
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