Destination weddings are becoming more and more popular and guests are willing to travel to various parts of the world when invited to destination weddings as they are fun and more like a mini vacation. Also couples who are hosting destination weddings are going out of their way to make their guests stay as comfortable as possible and are paying attention to every little detail; right from the pick up to the last good bye!
Couples are not only making arrangements of logistics but are making sure every guest is welcomed in style when they arrive. The hospitality starts right from the time the guests arrive. Welcome arrangements usually include a traditional Indian welcome with aarti, tikka and garland. Some couples even make personalized luggage tags for guests. They are usually of two colours; one for the bride’s side guests and other for the groom’s side guest. Also cars or vans with personal chauffer’s are arranged to transport guests to the venue depending on the size of the group and the budget.
Couples arrange for anything from vintage cars to high end super luxury cars or even something fun like a cycle rickshaw pick up or elephant back pick up. The cars are stacked with cold towels, water, soft drinks and refreshments. Some couples make arrangement for entertainment on arrival. Guests could be welcomed by folk dancers with live music unique to the wedding destination. A fresh petal shower is also a great way to welcome guests. Giving a small welcome gift is also a lovely touch!
The guest welcome does not end with the pick-up. It can extend to welcome baskets placed in rooms with a bottle of champagne and loads of goodies, welcome gifts and even welcome parties. Depending on your budget you can choose to make your welcome grand or keep it simple.
At Marry Me we specialize in logistics management for local as well as destination weddings. With our strong network of vendors we can manage it all whether it’s a simple garland welcome or a royal welcome with loads of wedding entertainment.