Dear my guest, Welcome to Puglia!

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When you are planning your wedding abroad, there is something you need to understand from the beginning: the importance of your guests.

The dream of getting married away from home is beautiful but you can’t think that all your guests have your same dream, and if you want them to accept, to travel for you and to take part at your special day stressfree, you need to make their trip the most confortable and enjoyable possible.

It’s going to be an holiday for you and your guests!

Hours spending in transports, bus, trains, airplanes, car rented… a new culture, a new language, a different weather… all this can be exciting in a way, or a totally nightmare if it’s not planned well!

Treat them with welcome baskets would make surely a good start, for example!

When they arrive in the venue, make them a surprise waiting in their suite, or at the reception point. Imagine how  appreciated could be receiving the key for the room and a basket with a lovely note from the future Mr&Mrs!

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Now, what’s inside the basket?

According with your wedding venue, the theme and what you plan for these days of holiday, you can think in a beach basket, a Spa kit, a tour guide kit or typical product from Puglia treats.

Personal advice is always to include:

  • a wedding timeline with the schedule for the day
  • recommendations for things to do in the area; cycle routes, sports and activities, beaches to visit, typical restaurant, local tourist spots
  •  a map of the local area (with asterisks marking important places where the we like cash-points, petrol stations, shopping areas, hairdresser and beauty salons, pharmacies)
  • suncream, insect repellent and plug converters!

Think about things that arent too bulky or heavy as people may already have full hands and bags.  Something that is in miniature that can be used just for the holiday time there.  Something edible like pots of preserves or homemade biscuits, or fresh fruits with a bottle of wine.

Simple details that will make your guests happy and pampered!

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