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Tips for Hosting the Perfect Wedding Weekend for Your Guests

Your big day is only part of the equation. Host the perfect wedding weekend for your guests!

Your wedding is so much more than the day you say ‘I Do.’ You probably remembered to block out a section of the hotel and host a rehearsal dinner for the out-of-town guests. But having the perfect wedding weekend involves much more than the tried and true events. To truly ensure your guests have as much fun as possible, its important to plan some fun activities for those coming in from all across the country!


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Fun Activities for your Wedding Guests Before the Big Day:

With all the excitement and nervousness leading up to the big day, chances are you won’t have time to entertain all your guests as they flood into the city. Create the ultimate Chicago guide book, personalized to you and your beloved!

Chicago is a world-class city with so much to offer. Include an info sheet with popular tourist destinations in your hotel welcome bags. Sites like Millennium Park, the Willis Tower, and Navy Pier will serve as the perfect backdrop for the weekend! For a truly immersive city experience, include some lesser-known hotspots known only to Chicago natives.

Make the wedding weekend as personal as possible! Have your guests follow a map of your relationship, with Chicago landmarks that mean something to you and your groom. Show off the site of your first date, first kiss, and even the proposal location! A customized map of Chicago is the perfect way to welcome your guests to the city you call home.

A Fun Gathering For Friends and Family After the Big Day:

After a whirlwind night of romance, celebrate your first day as a married couple by hosting a Sunday brunch for your guests. Rent out the hotel’s restaurant and host a free breakfast buffet. Since your guests will have partied all night long, a buffet lets people filter in on their own time! Remember to thank them for sharing in your special day. Your newly wedded bliss will be obvious to all your friends and family after such a romantic occasion, and your guests won’t stop raving about their amazing Chicago wedding weekend!

Let your guests have a weekend they’ll never forget. Planning activities for before and after the wedding allow your guests to feel taken care of while allowing you and your groom to bask in your own wedding weekend bliss.

Need help planning your wedding weekend? Visions offers comprehensive wedding planning services, from full-service planning to day-of coordination!

About Jenée Strickland

Visions Event Studio specializes in luxury events, including proposals and couture weddings. Jenée Strickland, owner, and lead visionnaire, has been an integral part of hundreds of weddings and proposals. Her job is a privilege; her work is a passion.

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