3. Individual Menu Cards
If you are giving your guests meal choices then this one is really important for you! You want to give your guests a few months to RSVP with their meal selection so you don’t have to chase them for it too close to the wedding date. Getting this done earlier on avoids a lot of stress closer to the time but unfortunately can create a different problem. As guests end up selecting their meal choices months in advance many of them forget what they had picked when the wedding day arrives. I having experienced it first-hand where the whole table had forgotten at least one of the courses they had previously picked, which not only created a lot of confusion in the kitchen and with the waiting staff but also delayed the food being served. There is a really simple way to solve this… ask your venue or stationer to create a small meal card for each guest. This could even be included on the name place cards or on favour tags. Some venues will be happy to do this for you or your stationer could create beautiful individual menus to match the rest of your wedding stationary.
4. Closing Time
Lots of guests like to have taxi’s pre-booked to get them home after the wedding but this can be a detail that couples forget to include on invites and wedding websites. More often than not couples don’t put this information down at all but in other cases couples may put down the time that the bar closes or the music stops but this isn’t necessarily home time. To avoid your guests standing out in the cold waiting for their taxi or leaving early because their taxi was booked for the wrong time be sure to put the confirmed closing time on your invite or wedding website so everyone can enjoy the celebrations with you right up to the end.
5. Seating Plan
If you are having round tables for your wedding breakfast this one is important for you! When creating your table layout it is important to consider more than just who should sit with whom. It can be helpful to use a table plan template so you can see where the most important people will sit in relation to you, your partner and anyone on the top table with you. With round tables you will have guests that are sat facing you and others who will have their back to you, you may want to consider who you would prefer to see from your seat and place them accordingly on the tables in front of you. You don’t want to find on your wedding day that you can’t see the faces of your favourite people. You can download table plan templates here – https://www.perfecttableplan.com/html/table_plan_templates.html