Coffee with Calluna :: Wearing white, welcoming guests and more!
Thursday, February 16
It’s another week of #CoffeeWithCalluna and we’re so excited to share a few more tips and tricks. Each week we’ll answer questions we receive from our readers. Send your questions about weddings, planning, style, or anything really and we’ll answer them!
1. Can I wear white as a guest to a wedding? Our opinion? No. While we love a good stray from some traditional elements of a wedding, this is one you should still stick to. Sure, more and more wedding gowns these days are adding a little bit of color (which we love!) but you should always err on the side of caution. Let the bride have her moment. The only exception is when the bride and groom specifically request guests to wear white. Until then, keep the white getup in the closet and opt for something with a little more color.
2. I have a lot of guests traveling from out of town, what are some ways to make them feel comfortable and welcome? We love this question! Colorado is such a beautiful state, that often times our couples treat it as a destination and many of their guests are not from here. Like we’ve said before, we love a good welcome bag. The welcome bag is a great greeter for guests in their room. In addition to the usual suspects (Advil, water, munchies), we always love when couples choose to include a list of the weekend’s itineraries. We also love when couples include a list of places to visit, spots to eat, and adventures to go on. It helps an out of town guest that’s unfamiliar with the area, feel a little more comfortable. Welcome gifts sound too tricky? Check out our Vendor Spotlight Blog about Kismet Crafted, a gifting company that will provide your guests with amazing goodies!
3. Does the amount of bridesmaids have to be equal to the groomsmen? Nope! Gone are the days of symmetry. Don’t feel like you need to have equal parts ladies to men, or even that you can only have ladies on the bride’s side and men on the groom’s side.. You want the important ones to stand next to you, whoever and how ever many that may be.
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