Here are a few wedding day tips for my Michigan wedding clients! Orange barrel season is in full swing! Drive the route you sent out to all your guests a week or two before the wedding to make sure all the maps and directions you gave your guests still apply. If detours or delays are there, let your guests know. The quickest way to post updates is either through a wedding website, or ask your guests for their e-mail address when you ask them to RSVP. You’ll save them and yourself a whole lot of stress!
Also, because we had an unusually wet spring, mosquitoes are extremely abundant and hungry this season, so don’t forget your bug spray. Have a couple of heavy duty varieties for your guests if you’re planning on having any part of your festivities outdoors – you’ll all be more comfortable in the long run.
And lastly… I’ve seen a big trend this year to switching to table to table receiving lines to greet the guests once the reception starts. Be advised that this usually takes well over an hour to make a circuit of around 10 tables! Often this leaves your guests with not a heck of a lot to do and some will give up and leave as the hour grows late. Instead, consider greeting your guests as they enter the hall for the first half hour of the time you wrote in the invitation. This works especially well if there is a gap between the ceremony and the hall. Once the half hour is over, you’re free to start the reception in earnest including a grand entrance. If your guest arrive late, then the onus is on them to seek you out to greet you!