Post # 1
Thanks to marrying into a large, close-knit family, we have relatives and family friends of FH that have come out and are volunteering their services to the wedding weekend.
Here’s the problem: We’ve got everything pretty much set and now I’m not sure what to have people do. No one has just come forward with buckets of money which would be the best case scenario, right? They said initially they wanted to throw a going-away brunch, but that got nixed when we decided that the wedding would be on a Sunday and FH and I skillfully negotiated with the hotel to give our guests vouchers for their brunch. I know some people let their families do the Welcome Bags, but thanks to my job, I got goodies for cheap! So what we’re left with is a Hospitality Suite, but it’s not being met with any enthusiasm and people want other ideas.
I’m getting to the point of saying “Thanks, but no thanks. Let us handle this and just enjoy the weekend” but rather than be rude, I’d like some suggestions. Suggestions?
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@ChibiBride: It’s not rude to tell them you’re all set. That just sounds like too many people to manage when you will have enough going on.
Post # 4
@ChibiBride: Do you have a guestbook attendent?
How about a person to read a special poem during the ceremony?
Someone to be responsible for getting your honeymoon suite ready (putting flowers on the bed, snacks in the room)?
Do you have someone to take your wedding dress if you’re leaving for your honeymoon?
There are endless ways to make people feel “involved”
Post # 5
@Meant2Bee: If only it was as simple as do this or that, They don’t want a part of the wedding ceremony itself, they want to ‘help’ with something event-like — more wedding-adjacent than wedding itself. If we hadn’t gotten the deal on the brunch, that would’ve been their responsibility.
Post # 6
@ChibiBride: Even though you already have the goodie bags, do they still need to be assembled? You could ask someone to help with that.