Weddings are a day to celebrate the couple getting married, but the majority of attendees are guests. So, it’s important to make them feel special too! In many cases, guests have spent money on gifts, travel, and attire for your big day, and that can all add up!
If you want to make sure that your guests feel special at your small backyard wedding at an Airbnb, here are our top 10 ways to spoil them!
It's a Priority to Make Guests Feel Right at Home at an AirBNB Wedding Venue
1. Welcome Baskets
Whether your guests are staying with you at Olde House or another venue, a great way to start the wedding weekend is by having a welcome basket waiting for them when they arrive at the Airbnb wedding venue!
You can include anything that you think would be useful for the weekend or some locally made items to welcome them to the area.
Add in an itinerary for the weekend and some Advil for the morning after the wedding, and your guests will feel included in the wedding from the moment they check-in.
2. Welcome Dinner
Instead of a traditional rehearsal dinner with the wedding party, a great way to make all of your guests feel special is to throw a welcome dinner!
Invite all of your guests to a relaxed dinner the night before your wedding so you can take some time to greet each of your guests and thank them for coming.
Learn More: Read our Top 10 ways to spice up your small backyard AirBNB wedding
3. Provide Transportation
If your guests are staying on a different property than the Airbnb wedding venue, one of the best things you can provide for them is transportation. Not only does this keep everyone safe after consuming alcohol, but it also prevents them from having to worry about the parking situation, and often helps make sure that they are on time!
Whether you want to provide shuttles from a hotel or offer everyone an Uber voucher if they’re staying in separate places, there are lots of different options for guest transportation.
The top way to spoil your small backyard wedding guests is to make sure that once the party has started, they won’t have to pull out their wallets.
Most of your guests have spent money on gifts, travel, and attire for your wedding, so if you want to make them feel really loved, make sure that they don’t have to pay for their drinks.
While a beer and wine bar is a totally acceptable and affordable option, if you want to make your guests feel extra special you can include some top-shelf liquor or custom cocktails for them as well.
5. Offer Mocktails
Spoiling your guests means spoiling all of your guests, including little ones and those that don’t drink! Even if you’re not aware that any of your guests live a sober lifestyle, it’s a great option to offer a mocktail bar.
Whether someone just wants to pace their drinks throughout the night, or is the designated driver, or even just a kid who wants to feel fancy for the night, having at least one mocktail option is a great way to make your guests feel special.
6. Play Their Favorite Songs
What’s the best way to get your friends and family on the dance floor? Let them pick the music! Include a line on your RSVP asking them to suggest a song for the night, and compile them all for your DJ in advance.
Another great option is including first dance songs of your friends and family as slow dances throughout the night, to celebrate their marriage as a part of your own.
7. Have Interactive Activities
Not all of your guests may be up to spending a full night on the dance floor. A great way to give your guests a break throughout the night is by offering interactive activities at your wedding!
Whether that’s a photo booth, lawn games, or something super unique like a palm reader, the best way to make your guests feel spoiled at your small backyard wedding is to make sure they never feel excluded!
8. Provide Fancy Favors
While some couples are moving away from offering wedding favors, a great way to make your wedding guests feel special is to gift them with high-quality items for them to take home at the end of the night!
9. Have Late Night Snacks
Whether it’s a box of popcorn for the road or a post-wedding slider buffet, no one can turn down some snacks after a night of dancing and drinks. Making sure your guests leave with a full stomach is one of the best ways to spoil them at your wedding.
10. Host a Goodbye Brunch
At the end of an amazing wedding weekend, it’s so important to say thank you to your guests in person. Hosting a brunch the morning after to say your goodbyes is the perfect way to wrap up a celebration weekend with the people that mean the most to you. Plus, who doesn’t love mimosas?
10 Ways to Make Your Wedding Guests Feel Special Takeaway
If you’re throwing a small backyard wedding rather than eloping, it’s probably because you want to celebrate this milestone with your friends and family. Make them feel extra special on your big day with some of our tips above, or drop your own tips in the comments! We’d love to hear what made you feel extra special as an AirBNB wedding venue guest.
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