At Hawaii Weddings, we realize that the bride is typically the one person who gets the majority of the attention on her wedding day. As the bride-to-be, would you like to make your guests feel as though they are a special, important part of the occasion? Of course you would. If you’re planning on a Hawaii wedding destination, we have a few ideas on how you can be remembered as a gracious – and awesome – bride.
Instead of a rehearsal dinner, consider a welcome party. Rehearsal dinners are usually somewhat formal; why not throw a welcome party instead? A welcome party can be a leisurely affair where all of your guests can get acquainted with each other, mingling and enjoying drinks, casual dining, music, even dancing. By the time your wedding vows are spoken, everyone will know each other!
Arrange for transportation for your guests. When you get married in Hawaii, most of the guests who attend won’t be familiar with the area, or know their way around. If you intend to get married in the afternoon or evening hours and offer adult beverages, it’s safer – and your guests will appreciate being driven to and from your big event.
Consider babysitters for guests who have children. Many people decline an invitation to a wedding simply because they have children, which can be an annoyance. Perhaps you are having a ceremony where no children are allowed. Increase guest attendance by providing babysitters for those who have children – they’ll love you for it.
Provide accessories for the weather. In Hawaii, as well as many other states, temperatures can be extremely warm. If yours will be an outdoor wedding, why not provide wide-brimmed hats or parasols for your guests? They will definitely appreciate you for it, and see your uniqueness as a thoughtful bride.
There are lots of little things you can do to make your guests feel appreciated and important on your wedding day. At Hawaii Weddings, we have a variety of Hawaii beach and waterfall wedding packages to make that one special day in your life spectacular!