With a bittersweet heart, we'd like to welcome the ladies of A. Dominick Events with their final Tip of the Week! Today is the last day to enter the Prove Your Love contest, so be sure to email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org, and check back with us tomorrow when we'll announce the lucky couple!
After six weeks, our fun giveaway contest is coming to a close. We have received so many amazing entries and cannot believe that this series is almost over! Thankfully, we get to look forward to the fun of planning our winner’s wedding! Thanks for stopping by to check out our final Tip of the Week.
How to make your guests’ experience super special --- here are a few of our ideas:
Welcome Bags: As out-of-town guests arrive, it is thoughtful to greet them at their hotels with a welcome gift at check-in. In addition to being a lovely way to start off the weekend, it recognizes that your friends and family have traveled to be with you on your special day. We love to include the schedule of the weekend, a list of favorite local haunts, something sweet, something salty and something to drink. Oh, and maybe a packet of Advil--they'll need it in the morning post-wedding!
Transportation: On the wedding day, transportation is the first and last thing that guests encounter – from getting to the wedding ceremony to getting home at the end of the night. If possible, we think it is gracious to provide transportation for your out-of-town guests. Not only does it require them to think of one less thing, but it also allows you to help manage the timing of the day and create a relaxing flow of schedule.
Timeline: Putting together a thoughtful timeline of your wedding day will make the celebration more enjoyable for both you and your guests. For your first dance, try to shorten the special song to only a minute or two; Ask those giving toasts that they keep their remarks to 5 minutes or less; Maximize dance time by using band breaks to take care of ceremonial items such as cake cutting. Although these things seem small, they will have a huge impact of the experience of everyone celebrating with you!
Thanks so much to the A. Dominick ladies for all of their thoughtful tips over these past several weeks. We can't wait to announce which couple will win the fabulous prize of one of their amazing wedding planning packages... so be sure to stop by tomorrow for the big announcement!