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Making The Day Your Own: Laura's Thoughts on Adding Personality to Your Event

Meet Laura! She is our Senior Event Coordinator at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing. She has shared some great insight on adding those personal touches to your wedding that can help take your big day from average to extraordinary.

Your wedding day can be one of the happiest days of your life and it may also serve as a wonderful opportunity to include those that you love in this new lifelong journey that you are about to embark on. Your guest list might include distant relatives or significant others of close friends. Oftentimes these guests may not have had the pleasure of getting to know you and your fiancé as a couple. Life gets hectic and schedules pull people apart but that doesn’t mean that your guests have to be completely disconnected from your relationship during your wedding events.

There are some great pre-wedding opportunities that can help get your guests excited about the occasion and make them feel more included. Providing welcome bags listing popular sites in your town will allow your guests to explore a little bit prior to the wedding.  This can set the tone for the eventful weekend ahead. Add character to your list by including your favorite restaurants, shops, or even the location of your first date. This will help paint the picture of your relationship, allowing your guests to feel more connected to you and your future spouse. In addition to destination lists, you may want to add some custom gifts or treats to your welcome bag. These can be items such as you and your significant other’s favorite snack, beer, or even a music playlist. Remember, the more personalized, the better.

While planning, keep in mind that this experience is all about sharing your personal story and giving your loved ones a glimpse into the life you are creating with your soon-to-be spouse. Finding ways to highlight your wedding venue by giving the backstory to your guests and informing them of the importance of it is always a great idea. Why did you choose this venue? What does it mean to you? These are all great questions to ask yourself and share with your guests the day of your wedding. The way you choose to share them is the fun part and is completely up to you.

One final word of advice would be to make everything your own. Remember, this is your wedding and you can get as creative as you would like. If you want ham biscuits served to highlight your southern roots, do it. If you would prefer to play Beyonce rather than the Wedding March, go for it. The goal is to not only make your guests feel welcomed but to ensure that you enjoy yourself and show your guests the authentic, unapologetic YOU.

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