There’s so much going into planning your wedding day! A lot of time, and money, is spent, a lot of decisions are being made. It’s important to know what’s actually worth it and what might not be.
With that being said, you have whatever you want at your wedding because it is your day.
One item that your wedding guests don’t care about is the guest book.
I know, it seems like it would be such a great way to commemorate who showed up on your wedding day, but the hard truth is that most people don’t sign it. You spend your time choosing a cute little book that goes with your decor. You pay your hard earned money for it. And you wind up with at most a few pages of names. The rest of the book is left empty. You might be thinking to yourself that you aren’t going the route of a traditional book therefor you don’t need as many names. Regardless of the type of guest “book” that you’re doing there will still be people who don’t sign.
Now if this is something that is extremely important to you the only sure fire way to get your guests to sign is to have your DJ announce it. And have them announce it multiple times.
The next thing that your wedding guests don’t care about could be an entire blog post itself. And that is paper products.
This includes programs, name cards, and even invitations. Yes I know, there are some stunning invitations out there and being a wedding photographer I absolutely love when my couple’s have an entire invitation suite set aside for me to photograph. But the truth is those invitations nine wind up in the trash. If not right away, then some months later. Programs and seating cards wind up in the trash even quicker than invitations do. It’s just more set up and clean up the day of your wedding and honestly can be a real waste of money. Instead of programs and place cards have two large signs. One that has the schedule on it and another with the seating chart.
This next thing that your guests don’t care about is the number one item because it is so substantially left behind, and that thing is favors.
I can’t begin to recall the number of weddings I’ve shot that still had majority of the favors sitting on the tables as I leave. While a few people do intend on returning to their table to get the favor, and I mean just a few, they tend to forget. And all that means is that your guests are thoroughly enjoying your wedding. And that’s a good thing. Save the money, save the time, and opt to not have favors. It’s not the things that leave a lasting effect on your guests, it’s the feelings they experience on that day.
I hope this helps you in your wedding planning journey. Explore the site to find more wedding tips, view portfolios and inquire about your big day. ♥️