Making Your Wedding Accessible For All

By Hand On The Hip - 6/01/2017

Something that you need to think about when planning a wedding, and which is rarely spoken
about as much as many of the other important factors you have to consider, is how to make sure
that your wedding is accessible to all who are likely to be a guest. Making your wedding accessible
is important if you want everyone you are inviting to go, especially if you have anyone going who is
elderly or less able-bodied than other people. If you know that you need to make these kinds of
arrangements, then you will need to think about it as soon as possible. The last thing you want to
happen is to get to the day itself to find that you have not made the day as accessible for everyone
as it should be. Not only will they not feel very welcome, but you will want everyone you invited to be
able to enjoy the day equally with everyone else. Let’s look at a few major concern to ensure these
needs are met.

Access To The Building

Regardless of where you are getting married, you will need to make sure that there is plenty of
access into the building itself, as this is the most important part of all. That means providing ramps
and other kinds of accessibility where necessary and possible, and making sure that it is not a
challenge for such individuals to get in. you might need to arrange this with your venue beforehand,
so make sure that you speak to them as soon as you can about whatever needs you feel need to be
met. If you fail to provide access to the building, it is much less likely that you will be able to ensure
everyone is there, and that will be a sad state of affairs indeed. This is something you can’t really

The Right Furniture

Something else that you will need to think about here is having the right kind of furniture, as if you
have anyone who has particular needs, you might find that the regular chairs and so on are not quite
suitable for their purposes. You might need to look into getting the help of a company like
crown furniture so that you can make sure you have the right furniture for everyone who is present,
no matter what kind of needs they might have. You want everyone to be comfortable, so this is a
hugely important part of ensuring that they are.

Taking Part

Finally, those individuals with extra needs should be able to take part in the fun of the day as much
as possible, so you should aim to do whatever you can to make that a possibility. It might be that
there are ways in which they simply can’t take part, but you should make it as easy for them as
possible to do so if they wish, as it will mean that they are much more likely to enjoy being there.
After all, that is what you want for everyone involved.

P.S. This post is a collaborative post and not written by Hand On The Hip.

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