Five Ways to Welcome your Guests

Greeting your guests as they arrive at your wedding is important, however, it’s also something you don’t have to worry about doing in person! The Wedding Team at Delamere Manor have pulled together a list of our top five creative ways for you to greet your guests to your wedding celebrations, ensuring they feel welcomed and valued whilst leaving you enough time to get ready and worry about well, you!

1. Say it with a note

Writing a personal note for your wedding guests can go a long way. Not only will this make them feel valued, but it will also make a great keepsake. The groomsmen can hand the notes to your guests upon arrival at the ceremony, however, if you and your guests are staying in the same venue, another option is to display the note in their rooms to ensure they feel welcome upon arrival. 

2. Welcome Bag

Welcome bags and boxes have quickly become a popular addition to wedding ceremonies over the years, and they’re not going away any time soon! Put together a welcome pack for your guests which includes a welcome note, treats, an area map and a schedule of the events to come to ensure they feel at ease and excited for the celebrations ahead.  We love these ‘Totes went to the wedding’ personalised tote bags available on Etsy.

3. Water

Whether your ceremony will be taking place inside or outside, a bottle of water with a “thank you” note at every seat is a great way to welcome your guests to your ceremony and will ensure they stay hydrated throughout the day. 

4. A Gift for the Weather

If it’s an outdoor affair you have planned, ensure your guests are prepared for the weather with a personalised souvenir. If it’s a summer wedding, beat the heat with a wooden fan. If there’s a chance of rain, surprise them with a wedding umbrella, or if it’s a winter wedding, keep your guests comfortable with personalised blankets. 

5. Entertainment

Whether it’s live music, dancers, a magician, or an illustrator, ensure your guests arrive to your wedding reception in the party spirit by keeping the entertainment by the door as they arrive. 


Delamere Manor is Cheshire’s most sought-after wedding venue. To find out more, including availability for 2021 & 2022 weddings, get in touch with the Wedding Team at Delamere Manor on 01606 261361 or email us at [email protected]

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