If your guest list contains guests like mine, then you are going to have some important questions directed your way prior to your Big Day. Some questions some guests are hesitant to ask the bride and the groom directly though. Which is why wedding websites definitely come in so handy! (Don’t have a wedding website yet? Check out my post on where to begin here.) Websites are a great way to get the pertinent schedule information you want directly to your guests without having to field a bunch of e-mails while trying to finalize your wedding plans. Basically, they’re a win-win for both sides!
A FAQ section on your wedding website is a great way to address the most important wedding questions (and even a few non-essential, funny ones as well) that are going to be asked. Since there are so many potential questions to be asked, I’ve compiled a list of some wedding guest questions I have either personally received (as a wedding coordinator or as a bride-to-be) or know to be frequently asked. Please feel free to take these questions and any of my answer examples as your own to tweak for your wedding website FAQ section as well.
DO YOU HAVE A HOTEL ROOM BLOCK?
Though you may have this information on an actual Accommodation section of your website, reiterating for out-of-town guests is always a good idea. Don’t forget to include deadline dates, block codes, and locations (perhaps with mileage to ceremony/reception)!
WHAT TIME SHOULD WE BE THERE?
The ceremony will begin at 2:00pm on June 16. We kindly ask guests to arrive 10-15 minutes prior.
WHEN ARE THE RSVPS DUE?
We’d love to know if you can make it (we hope you can!) Please RSVP by May 11, 2018 using the RSVP card that came in the mail — we included postage and a Deliver To address to make returning easier for you!
CAN WE TAKE PICTURES?
This is a great place to let guests know your special wedding hashtag for social media OR to spread the news you are hosting an unplugged wedding.
IS THERE A DRESS CODE?
We want our guests to be comfortable and enjoy our special day with us! Please dress casual formal and be comfortable in the June weather. The reception will be hosted outdoors.
WHAT KIND OF SHOES SHOULD/SHOULDN’T I WEAR?
Again, we want you to be as comfortable as possible as we celebrate our wedding. The reception will be hosted outdoors. We do request that you bring your dancing shoes though! The dance floor will be grass — as laid back as we are! — and music is brought to you by the live band, Steadfast.
WILL PARKING BE AVAILABLE?
Yes! Both the ceremony and receptions sites have ample parking. For those needing assistance at the reception, an ATV will be present to bring you to the party and take you back to your car following the sparkler send-off at 10:00pm.
CAN I BRING MY CHILDREN?
Are you having an adults-only wedding? Here is the spot to state so! Please refrain from adding this information to your wedding invitations as it is poor etiquette.
We love ALL of your children, however we have decided to make this an adults-only celebration. We hope you understand!
CAN I BRING A DATE?
A VERY common question for your single guests. If anyone is questioning if they have a Plus 1 or not, include your instructions following this question.
Ohh la la! In order to keep our guest list on track, we are only able to accommodate those guests formally invited on your wedding invitation and who have responded via their RSVP. Please feel free to email us/text us with any questions!
WILL THERE BE FOOD AND DRINKS SERVED?
Not all wedding receptions serve food or offer a different type of course rather than dinner. Let your guests know how to prepare. Also feel free to make your guests aware of what type, if any, bar will be available so they come prepared.
WHAT IF I HAVE A DIETARY RESTRICTION?
If you are serving food options, letting your guests with allergies or special dietary needs reach out to you is a wonderful way to welcome them and make them comfortable with your festivities.
WILL THERE BE DANCING/ENTERTAINMENT?
Should your guests expect to hang around after eating or no?
Is there a sun and moon? Ha! Of course we will have dancing! We have arranged for Steadfast, a live band, to play following dinner and help you dance your tush off. This ain’t no Footloose, friends!
WHERE ARE YOU REGISTERED AT?
Be respectful that your guests are not obligated to bring you anything other than their presence at your wedding. 🙂
Your presence at our wedding is gift enough. Seriously. But because you asked we are registered at Kohl’s and Amazon. Please visit our Registry page above for all the details.
WHAT SHOULD/COULD I DO BETWEEN THE CEREMONY AND THE RECEPTION?
This is the perfect spot to mention a cocktail hour or share links to fun points of interest in your wedding city that your guests can visit while you’re busy with photographs and whatnot.
WILL THERE BE ANY ACTIVITIES HAPPENING THAT I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT?
Is there an all-invited wedding brunch happening the day following your wedding? Are you having a special send-off at the reception that guests may want to hang around for? Tell them here!
WILL LAST NAMES BE CHANGING FOLLOWING THE WEDDING?
Share your future married mailing address as well as married names, if there is a change. Guests will appreciate this added note for future correspondence.
View my own wedding’s FAQs here.
Are there any other questions you’ve had guests ask you that you would like to share? Please comment below — I would love to hear more!