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will want all of your friends and family members to be able to attend your wedding
and reception. Keep in mind that some people will be traveling long distances
to be able to see you get married. As you are making all of the plans for your
wedding, don't forget to plan some special activities for your out-of-town guests.
four months before your wedding, find out how many out-of-town guests you will
be expecting. You may want to reserve a block of rooms for them at a hotel that
is close to the ceremony and reception sites. Talk to the hotel manager about
any volume discounts that may be offered.
may want to plan a special party for your out-of-town guests or a get-together
at the hotel pool. You could also arrange for a day trip to the Toledo Zoo, Cedar
Point, Put-In-Bay or the Toledo Museum of Art. You should plan some time to spend
with these guests who have taken time out of their lives to travel some distance
to see you get married.
always nice for out-of-town guests if the bride creates a special care package
for them. This package could welcome them in their hotel and should include:
- A map of the area
note of welcome
schedule of parties or events
names, addresses and phone numbers
calendar of events going on around town for the days they are here
guests will surely appreciate anything you do to make their stay more convenient.
You might want to offer to have someone pick them up at the airport or train station.
You could also rent a van, limousine, bus or trolley to transport them from the
hotel to ceremony and reception. Another way to make them feel welcome is to coordinate
a gathering at a friend or relative's house between the wedding and reception
or after the reception.
though you will be busy during the week of your wedding, make sure you allot some
of your time to spend with out-of-town guests. You and your fiancé are
the reason for the celebration so make sure you get the opportunity to spend some
time with people you haven't seen in a while.