Weddings are the perfect excuse for all your friends and loved ones to gather under the same roof. But for the guests that don’t live nearby, there’s a lot that goes into planning the trip, which can cause a mixture of excitement and anxiety. Even though you might be deep in planning your dream wedding, it’s important to take a little time to make sure that your out-of-town guests have a wonderful and comfortable experience during their visit. As the host, you can make your visiting guests feel at home with even the simplest and smallest of details. To help you brainstorm some fun ways to put your out-of-town guests at ease, here are 5 tips on how to support your visiting wedding guests and help them make the most of their stay.
Gift them a cute welcome bag
Fill a reusable bag with local goodies, maps, itineraries, personalized notes, and small traveling essentials like water bottles, snacks, and toiletries to make your guests’ stay more comfortable.
This thoughtful gesture will make your guests feel loved and excited to celebrate your special day — and less anxious about being in an unfamiliar place.
Provide a list of local attractions and activities
Suggest local spots like art galleries, museums, shopping districts, or cultural landmarks your guests might enjoy during their free time.
Utah is also renowned for its stunning natural landscapes and outdoor adventures. Along with museums
and shops, you could offer your guests a list of recommended hikes in the area.
Or, if hiking isn’t their thing, they could enjoy a round of golf at South Mountain Golf Club, which is cozied up right next to Siempre.
Wine and dine them with restaurant recommendations
Introduce your out-of-town guests to your local culinary scene by suggesting some top-rated eateries, such as Gourmandise Cafe and Bakery in Draper. If your guests have a range of tastes or allergies, do a little research to find restaurants that offer a variety of cuisine options. Whether it's a cozy café for breakfast, a trendy spot for lunch, or a fine dining experience for dinner, nothing will make your guests feel more at home than a delicious meal.
Recommend or provide great lodging options
One of the biggest parts of a comfortable stay is the right hotel. Before your guests arrive, compile a list of nearby hotels or vacation rentals that suit a range of budgets. You can include information on amenities, closeness to the wedding venue, and any special deals or discounts they could take advantage of.
Depending on your budget, you could even consider reserving a block of rooms at a hotel to make your guests’ stay even more hassle-free.
Give them a detailed wedding itinerary.
Provide your guests with a thorough overview of all your wedding-related events, including the rehearsal dinner, welcome party, wedding ceremony, and reception. Include addresses, start times, and any specific instructions or dress codes. This way, your guests can know when they’ll have free time and plan their days accordingly.
We hope these tips have been helpful as you plan how to help your out-of-town wedding guests feel welcome, comfortable, and well-informed. Going the extra mile to make sure your guests are taken care of will make your wedding even more unforgettable and help your guests create lasting memories while immersing themselves in the unique culture of your wedding destination.
After all, they’re here to see you — but you can show your love by making it just a little bit easier.
At Siempre Weddings in Draper, we pride ourselves in our gorgeous venue views, incredible service, and precise attention to all the details that will make your wedding a dream. Schedule a tour today!