There is so much to think about when it comes to planning a wedding, but one of the things that most brides forget is how to prepare for house guests before, during, and after your wedding?
Many brides will be jetting off on their honeymoon as soon as they have said ‘I do’ and had a celebratory party, but this means leaving their house empty, and perhaps even a question of what to do with the pets and the kids?
It is for this reason that it is common for brides to have a parent or family friend stay and house sit for a few days after the wedding in order to look after the kids and the pets while they are spending a few private days together as a couple.
Not every bride will have this, but even if you are not in need of a house sitter, there is every chance that you will have a guest or two over during the celebrations.
Here are a few ways you can prepare for your house guests to make them feel extra welcomed during this special time.
It is not every day you get married, and it is likely not every day you will be asking someone to house sit. This is why you could make the extra effort and have your spare room (if not your whole house) professionally cleaned to a high standard in order to make your guests feel welcomed.
This means cleaning and polishing hardwood floors, investing in mattress cleaning, even taking a hard look at the paintwork and seeing if anywhere needs a touch-up. Your aim is to make your spare room as comfortable as possible for your guests who are doing you a favor.
This is an easy but effective tip! New towels are a luxury and you will find that no matter how well you clean towels, new ones will be extra fluffy and wonderful for your guests to use.
Pick up a simple set with a large bath towel, a medium-sized towel for hair, and a small face cloth to make sure your guests have everything they need, and lay them out nicely on the bed for when they arrive.
Do you want to give your house guests that hotel away from home feeling?
Grab a few fancy samples of toiletries from specialist websites and lay them out with the towels, your guests will be blown away by the extra effort you have gone to, and they will love the expensive extras that they have been given as gifts.
Outlets! Whenever you go to a hotel you can all but guarantee there will not be enough outlets for your devices, do not let this be a problem for your guests!
Especially in older houses, outlets may be either hard to come by or at least hard to reach. Negate this issue by getting a power strip for your outlets and make it fully visible for your guests to plug in and go.
Bonus tip: Leave your WiFi code out for them too. They will thank you for it!