When arranging your wedding, make sure you think carefully about which roles to assign to the people you have invited, as displayed in your customized wedding invitations wording. What should be the happiest day of your life may very well be the cause of you losing dear friends, if you create tensions and jealousy, which will come through in your customized wedding invitations wording. Remember that there is no rule that says you need to have only one best man or only one lady in waiting. Similarly, don’t upset anyone by saying there aren’t enough brides maid, usher or ring bearer positions available. You have total control over your wedding and can assign as many people to as many positions as you like. You can even create titles and roles, to keep everyone satisfied. The latter can be an especially effective strategy, as people will be more excited about your wedding if they feel they have an active role to play and have a responsibility in ensuring a good outcome.
When wording your wedding invitations, you can outline everyone’s roles and times they need to appear, whilst remaining sensitive and making sure not to ‘rank’ people according to how close you feel to them. In a similar fashion, you need to be considerate when it comes to arranging the seating at the ceremony and any events before and after. If you are aware of any personal conflicts, such as between relatives, then do your best not to seat them close to one another. The last thing you want at your wedding is for a confrontation to ruin the evening. People should leave your wedding remembering only what you want them to remember. Alternatively, you can leave the seating plan totally free, and allow people to select their places themselves. This usually works quite well, as people will form groups naturally, and will not feel stuck somewhere they did not want to be.
You need to plan catering relatively far in advance. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to obtain information as to any special dietary requirements of the guests. This can be achieved by including check boxes in the invitations, which include meal options such as vegetarian, kosher and allergen-free foods. When it comes to arranging catering, it is better to err on the side of caution with respect to the amount of food. It is better to have a couple of meals too many than too few.
If you are inviting a lot of parents of young children, make sure you take appropriate steps to accommodate them in a comfortable manner. Remember that parents have a hard time finding babysitters, and need to take their children’s welfare into account when committing to attending an event such as a wedding. You can alleviate their worries by wording your customized wedding invitations in a way so as to include information about how your event will welcome children. For instance, you could have a dedicated kids’ table, which groups all children of a chosen age bracket (together with an adult supervisor) in one seating area. This will decrease the amount of attention parents need to give to their offspring and allow them time to enjoy your wedding more.