Best way to let everyone know?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@orchidaloha:  Hmmm… Is your ceremony at a church or a similar venue? If so, maybe by the entrances, you can have little agenda cards that will serve as a program. On it, they can say, “Welcome to the Wedding of (your names),” and then have the agenda be in itinerary format. That will also allow your guests some breathing room assuming your ceremony is over at 4 pm (at the latest). Or you can have a BM hand them out at the beginning, maybe?

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would assume the cocktail hour would immediately follow because it doesn’t say “Reception to follow at 7pm”

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

You don’t have to do a basket, but you could certainly have a wedding handout which could be given to guests at check-in. Since some guests are staying a few days, a “what’s in the area” could be helpful as well.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’d put it in the welcome bags and on the ceremony programs.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve been to a few weddings where the officiant explained the details/logistics just after the signing. Surprisingly, it hasn’t seemed to take away from the ceremony feel, and it makes the logistics easy for the guests!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would let people know BEFORE the wedding day.  With a 40 person invite list, you can definatly devide and concure to do phone calls (you do some, FI do some, and if your parents are involved, you can even, nicely ask if they will)

The reason for this is that down time between the ceromony and your reception can change what people want to/can do.  Espeically with out of towners.  If there is no plans to entertain them and they need to entertain themselves, they should know ahead of time.  I was at a friend’s wedding and landed in that situation.  I didn’t have a hotel to go to, didn’t know any local attractions, and the few other people I knew at the wedding were in/dates of the wedding party.  Advance notice would have been wonderful!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I went to a wedding like this, and as we exited the ceremony venue an usher passed out maps and times of the reception events.

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