How To Avoid the 5 Biggest Wedding Guest Complaints at YOUR Wedding!

How To Avoid the 5 Biggest Wedding Guest Complaints at YOUR Wedding!

It is often said that your wedding day should be all about you and your partner. While this is true, you also don’t want to forget looking after your guests. The aim should be ensuring your guests have a good time and that they leave the event with a big smile on their face. If you are looking for tips on how to plan a Hudson Valley wedding that the guests love, you need to take a look at these most common guest complaints and how to avoid them. 

1) Complaint: An Inconvenient Date

Getting married on a big holiday occasion, such as Christmas or even the Super Bowl, might seem like a great idea. Unfortunately, it often isn’t something that the guests might enjoy. People often tend to make plans for these occasions long in advance and they might find your wedding invitation an inconvenience.

Tip: Talk to some of your closest family members before you set the date and see how they feel. And if you really want a Halloween wedding then you just need to be prepared for the murmurs.

2) Complaint: Badly Organized Event

Guests don’t like to feel like they have no idea what is going on. Situations where you don’t have proper information can be very stressful. Guests don’t like to wait for long or feel like there is no one there to help them.

Tip: It is crucial to organize your wedding reception well. You need a clear plan to ensure a smooth flow for your wedding. It is also a good idea to have someone in charge of helping your guests.

3) Complaint: Table Full of Strangers

Your guests will end up spending a lot of time sitting down at their tables. Weddings are a lovely way to meet new people and to catch up with old relatives. Unfortunately, couples sometimes try too hard with the seating plans and seat people together with complete strangers.

Tip: You should definitely consider your seating plan with care. Don’t mix up people that have nothing at all in common. Bridal Musings has some nice tips for seating your wedding guests.

4) Complaint: Speeches That Go On Forever

A good speech can get the guests laughing and crying all at the same time. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to keep it short. Your guests don’t want to be sitting around listening to speeches that go on and on.

Tip: Help the speech givers to create a short speech. You could even have someone keeping time during the speeches to ensure it doesn’t go on for too long.

5) Complaint: Music Is Too Loud and Boring
Photo by Leo DJ Photography

Music can play a big role at the wedding and not necessarily for the right reasons. Sometimes inexperienced DJs can play music that no one wants to dance to and even keep the volume too loud at the wrong times.

Tip:Make sure you hire a professional Hudson Valley DJ who specializes in weddings. Discuss the music with the DJ beforehand and make sure they don’t blast the volume up while people are eating.

If you are looking for great wedding entertainment than you should sign up for our FREE email series of wedding tips and inspirations at PlatinumParty Events Entertainment Ebook. You can find great tips for ensuring your guests leave your wedding with happy memories!

What are some things you are worried that YOUR guests might complain about? Let me know – I’d love to hear from you! 

Happy Planning!
Laurie Kuerlemann
MC/Host/Wedding Entertainment Director
Platinum Party Events Entertainment