Four words for you: snow blizzard in April. Yes, the first storm of the season not only took place in April, but just happened to be a blizzard the night before the best wedding I have ever attended (and just happened to be a bridesmaid). The usual casual drive up the mountain to the restaurant where the reception was being held turned into carpooling guests up in cars that happened to have chains.
No one panicked, we put a plan in place! The only casually was the groom catching a cold from having to put chains on one-too-many cars (in his tux...I love those pictures!) and the bride's aunt loosing a shoe in the snow as she walked from the reception to her cabin for the night. We tracked the storm for a day and implemented a plan to ensure that all the guest made it safely up the mountain. If you are faced with a similar situation, Denver's own Splendor For Your Guests have compiled four ways to communicated last minute weather details to your guests:
1. Wedding Website
Wedding websites are a fun and easy way to promote your event and get your guests geared up for the festivities. Be sure to offer suggestions on what to wear and what accessories might come in handy based on your location. And throw in any additional bits of information that will be helpful, such as parking and transportation.
2. Social Media
You’re probably connected to many of your guests on social media. Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are wonderful ways to communicate any last minutes bits of information about weather (and photos!).
3. Hotel Communication
If many guests are staying at a certain hotel, ask the hotel to post signage in the lobby notifying guests of any last-minute changes.
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