Couples want everything to be just right for their wedding day and some spend a fortune to make it happen. Brides and grooms plan every element of their big day, which can also be very stressful, but according to new research, the things wedding guests appreciate most are actually the ones that don’t cost a thing.
A survey from American Express asked participants to rank the parts of a wedding they find least and most enjoyable. And it turns out, it’s not the fancy centerpieces or the pricey band playing at the reception, it’s the things that cost nothing at all, like how well they know the people there.
What wedding guests find most enjoyable:
Knowing other guests – 44%
Good weather – 42%
How well they know the bride/groom – 41%
The venue – 38%
The catering – 37%
As far as the things wedding guests care least about, it’s no surprise to see goody bags and speeches topping the list. Future brides and grooms can stop stressing about these things that guests feel are least important at a wedding.
Favors or goody bags– 5%
The speeches – 10%
Being able to bring children – 10%
Being able to bring a plus one – 13%
Meeting new people – 13%