At our historic Austin venue we hear a lot of great things from our guests and while it’s important to plan a wedding that will make you and your fiancé happy, don’t let guests’ experience be an afterthought.
Wait time between ceremony and reception
If the wait time between your ceremony and reception requires a longer break, find a way to fill the time for your guests. It can be as simple as a tour of downtown Austin or something as unique as custom wedding coloring books for adults and kids alike.
No one wants to wait in line when they could be on the dance floor. Make sure if you’re serving alcohol that you have another bar tenders serving your guests. The recommended sweet spot is one bartender per 50-60 guests.
Speeches gone wrong or long
Speeches can be incredibly fun and light hearted and give an insight in to the couples backstory and relationships but speeches can quickly turn annoying when they go on for to long so keep the number of people speaking short and their stories short and sweet as well. If more people want to speak it might be better suited for the dinner rehearsal where it would be a more intimate gathering for story telling.
No one is themselves when their hungry so guests will be more irritable without enough food. While hors d’oeuvres are great to tide people over, they can not stand alone. Make sure to give a headcount to your caterer with a little wiggle room just incase there’s an unexpected guests or two.