How do you welcome guests at a wedding?

Answered by Phillip Nicastro

There are several fun and peppy ways to welcome your wedding guests and make them feel special. Here are some ideas:

1. Folk Performances: Start off the wedding festivities with traditional folk performances that showcase the culture and traditions of your wedding location. This could include dance performances, live music, or even a small play. It will set a lively and vibrant tone for the rest of the wedding celebrations.

2. Delectable Welcome Drinks: Offer your guests a refreshing and delicious welcome drink as they arrive. This could be a signature cocktail, a fruit punch, or even a mocktail for those who prefer non-alcoholic beverages. Make sure to have a variety of options to cater to different tastes.

3. Snack Hamper: Prepare a hamper filled with snacks and goodies for your guests to munch on during the wedding festivities. Include a mix of sweet and savory treats, such as cookies, chocolates, nuts, and chips. Personalize the hamper by adding a note or a small gift to make it extra special.

4. Sandalwood Tilak & Rose Water Sprinkle: As your guests enter the wedding venue, welcome them with a traditional sandalwood tilak on their forehead and a sprinkle of rose water. This is a beautiful and fragrant way to greet your guests and make them feel refreshed.

5. Gajras on Wrist: Tie gajras (flower garlands) on the wrists of your guests as they enter the wedding venue. Gajras are considered auspicious and symbolize love and prosperity. This simple gesture will add a touch of elegance and fragrance to their arrival.

6. Personalized Note: Include a personalized note in each guest’s welcome package or at their place setting. This could be a heartfelt thank you message, a brief introduction to the couple, or a special note expressing your gratitude for their presence on your big day. It will make your guests feel appreciated and valued.

7. Dhols & Nagadas: Create a joyful and energetic atmosphere by having traditional Indian instruments like dhols and nagadas play as your guests arrive. The rhythmic beats and lively tunes will instantly uplift everyone’s spirits and get them in the mood to celebrate.

Remember, the key is to make your guests feel welcomed, appreciated, and excited to be a part of your special day. Incorporate these ideas into your wedding welcome and create a memorable experience for everyone involved.