Bright ideas on how to include people who can’t attend wedding day celebrations!
As much as you hope everyone will attend your wedding, it just never works out that way. Some people can’t get a sitter, some can’t make the trip, Grandma may not be up to all the excitement. Here are 3 simple ways to include every guest in your wedding.
- Ask all the guests to film advice to your spouse – before the wedding
- Film your showers and pre-wedding events
- Send a copy of your highlight video after the big day
1. Ask all the guests to film advice to your spouse – before the wedding
Who knows you better than your own family and friends? Ask them to download the WeddingMix app and film marriage advice to your spouse before the wedding. They have the inside scoop on how he can get out of the dog house or what he should get you for your first anniversary.
Diana was from the east coast, but was married in Los Angeles. Her grandmother was not well enough to make the trip, so her Aunt downloaded the app and filmed her grandmother offering greetings to her husband Brandon. NBC liked it so much that it was featured on the evening news soon after their wedding!
If you’re getting married in a different part of the country, or having a destination wedding, you will have close friends and family who can’t make it to the wedding. Film your showers and bachelorette, so you can still include them in your wedding video.
In this video, several of Peach’s friends got together for her shower/bachelorette:
Even if your family and friends couldn’t make it to your wedding, they still want the play by play! Send them a copy of your highlight video along with a thank you. In your highlight video, we can include scenes from your showers all the way through the honeymoon, so even people who weren’t there, can still be included.
We’ll put it right on the blog, so you can send them a direct link and get comments and congratulations. You can share to Facebook and tag them there as well.
Savanah had a destination wedding in Cancun, so much of her family in friends. She sent them a copy of her week-long destination video, so they could feel a part of all the festivities.
At what pre-wedding events can you interview your guests?