How to make out of town wedding guests feel welcome

Make a fuss of those out-of-town wedding guests with these cute welcome ideas

How to make out of town wedding guests feel welcome
Make out of town guests a welcome pack. Image: Pinterest/The Gift Insider

Now, it’s unlikely that all your friends and family live just down the road, and many of your out-of-town wedding guests will spend considerable time and money travelling to you big day - so it's important to make out-of-town wedding guests feel welcome! Here are some cute big day ideas to make those special guests feel extra special.

Pick them up from the airport
This isn’t essential, but it’s a nice gesture – particularly if they’re family. If you’re too busy prepping, ask someone from the wedding party to give them a lift and make them a nice welcome sign.


Give them lots of information
Help your guests to easily book flights and accommodation by giving them lots of information on the timings of your wedding day. Let them know about affordable hotel options nearby and if there are any block-booking deals.

Ask them when their flights get in and let them know of any potential issues for travel.

Make a welcome pack
If you can’t welcome your out-of-town guests personally, why not leave them a welcome pack at their hotel? Include maps, some local delicacies and maybe even a bottle of something to get the party started!


Plan in some extra activities
Help your guests to make the most of their trip by planning in some fun activities outside the wedding. Even if it’s just meeting up for dinner one evening, or a family brunch the morning after the big day, it will make the trip seem even more worthwhile for them.

Give them a shout out in the speeches
Make sure you, or your groom gives them a mention in the big day speeches. Let them know you appreciate them making the journey and get the room to give them a big round of applause.

Spend quality time with them
It sounds obvious, but the reason they’ve flown all those miles is to be with you. Have a proper chat with them on your wedding day and let them know how happy you are that they’re there.

Want more ideas? Here are 10 things wedding guests never forget and the things every guest wants at your wedding

We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here