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Lake Bled Wedding by Petra Starbek

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Enhancing Your Wedding Guests’ Experience at Lake Bled

Will your wedding guests feel that your celebration was worth the journey? Without question. As a wedding planner at Lake Bled, I, Petra Starbek, am always conscientious about guests’ experiences. I understand your loved ones are trying to be a part of your special day, and I want to ensure their journey is memorable and enjoyable. Let me assist you in optimizing your wedding guests’ experience. In the meantime, here are ways to prioritize the experience when eloping, along with some handy planner tips!

Will your wedding guests feel that your celebration was worth the journey? Without question.

The wedding couple enjoy their wedding welcome event at Lake Bled, Slovenia, and listen to a violinist playing.

Tamara Vidmar Photography

Personalized welcome gifts

Greet your wedding guests with thoughtful, personalized welcome bags filled with local goodies and essentials. This small gesture shows your appreciation and sets a positive tone for their stay. Consider including our local snacks, a map of the area, and a heartfelt note with a wedding week program.

ADVICE for better wedding guest’ experience

Coordinate with your wedding planner to find local artisans or businesses to include unique, region-specific items in your welcome bags. This will support the local economy and give your guests an authentic taste of the destination.

Comfortable Accommodations

Ensure your guests have a comfortable place to stay, ideally close to the venue, to reduce travel stress. Partner with local hotels or inns that provide a cozy atmosphere and excellent service. A good night’s rest will help your guests thoroughly enjoy the celebration.

ADVICE for better wedding guest’ experience

Visit potential accommodations beforehand and book them for your guests. Ensure that there are varied options to suit different budgets. A list of recommended places to stay in your wedding invitation can also be very helpful. Or put these informations on your website.

A glass easel order of events sign at lake Bled wedding decorated with white flowers and pearl strings displays the order of events for a wedding at Lake Bled. The backdrop includes a stone wall and wooden chairs, adding to the elegant setting.

Ana Gregorič Photography

Precise Itinerary for better wedding guests’ experiences

Provide a detailed itinerary/program so guests know what to expect and can plan their downtime. Clear communication about the schedule, locations, and planned activities helps guests feel more at ease and reduces confusion.

ADVICE for better wedding guest’ experience

Use a wedding website or app to share the itinerary and any updates with your guests in real time. This way, they can easily access information on their phones and won’t miss any critical details. My couples love or Zola sites.

Unique Venues

Choose a unique venue with a memorable backdrop and an unforgettable atmosphere. With its stunning landscapes and serene environment, Lake Bled provides the perfect setting for a picturesque wedding that your guests will cherish.

ADVICE for better wedding guest’ experience

When selecting a venue, consider accessibility, amenities, and intimacy (no tourists around you during the ceremony). A venue with beautiful scenery and necessary facilities will enhance guests’ comfort and enjoyment. Arrange a site visit to envision how the space will work for your ceremony and reception.

A decorative white globe with a golden stand is placed on a table with a white tablecloth. The globe is covered in handwritten names and destinations, forming a unique travel bucket list. Nearby, a framed sign reads "Travel bucket list" with a pen and small box lying on the table, suggesting a wedding guest activity at Lake Bled.

Ana Gregorič Photography

Wedding guests’ experiences & Activities

Plan fun activities everyone can enjoy, making the trip feel like a mini-vacation. Organize group excursions such as boat rides on the lake, hiking tours, or cultural visits to nearby attractions. This ensures that guests can explore and enjoy the destination. more

ADVICE for better wedding guest’ experience

Provide a mix of activities that cater to different interests and physical abilities. Include group activities and free-time suggestions so guests can choose how to spend their time. You can take a hike, ride a boat, walk for an hour around Lake Bled (it is an hour’s walk around the lake), enjoy a zip line, and visit a wine cellar.

Exceptional Dining

Treat your guests to fantastic food and drinks that showcase local flavors and culinary expertise. A well-curated menu featuring local delicacies and fine wines will leave a lasting impression and enhance the overall experience.

ADVICE for better wedding guest’ experience

Schedule a tasting session with your caterer to ensure the menu meets your expectations. Ask for seasonal and locally sourced ingredients to highlight the best of the region’s cuisine. Consider offering a variety of dishes to accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences. Show your guests different restaurants, such as Old Cellar Bled (I love them), Sova, Penzion Berc…

A Slovenian potica, a traditional ring-shaped pastry dusted with powdered sugar, is served on a round wooden tray lined with a decorative lace doily. A small green bowl of sauce with a spoon rests nearby on a white tablecloth, indicating a dessert table at a Lake Bled wedding.

Ana Gregorič Photography

Seamless Transportation

Arrange for easy and reliable transportation to and from the event, ensuring guests can relax and enjoy the day. Consider shuttles or private car services that accommodate your guests’ needs and schedules, reducing the stress of navigating unfamiliar areas.

ADVICE for better wedding guest’ experience

Create a transportation plan that includes pick-up and drop-off times for different events. Before the event, share detailed maps and contact information for transportation services with your guests. Having an on-site coordinator to manage logistics can also be a great help. I am here for you; I know a good taxi company.

Local Entertainment

Hire local musicians, artists or performers to add an authentic touch and entertain your guests. The unique sounds and performances will enrich the atmosphere and provide a cultural experience highlighting Lake Bled’s charm.

ADVICE for better wedding guest’ experience

Research and attend performances of local entertainers before booking to ensure their style matches the atmosphere you envision for your wedding. Including a mix of traditional and contemporary acts can keep guests entertained throughout the event.

Summer wedding order of the events for a lake-bled wedding in August in Vila Bled and castle Bled, Slovenia.

Taja KP

Thoughtful Scheduling

Plan your event to allow guests free time to explore and enjoy Lake Bled’s beautiful surroundings. Balancing scheduled events with downtime ensures guests can relax and immerse themselves in the local beauty and culture.

ADVICE for better wedding guest’ experience

Balance the wedding itinerary by incorporating ample breaks and downtime. Use this time to suggest local cafes, scenic spots, or cultural sites for your guests to explore. Providing a list of nearby attractions and activities can enhance their experience.

Warm Hospitality

Provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere where guests feel appreciated and valued throughout the celebration. Your genuine hospitality will make guests feel integral to your special day, creating a sense of community and joy.

ADVICE for better wedding guest’ experience

Train your wedding staff and vendors to offer exceptional customer service. Small gestures, like greeting guests with a smile, being attentive to their needs, and expressing genuine gratitude, can significantly impact their overall experience.

The groom carries the bride up the 99 stairs on the island of lake Bled, and their wedding guests take pictures with their phones and cheer loudly.

Ana Gregorič Photography

At Lake Bled Weddings, I am dedicated to helping you create a wedding that your guests will rave about. By prioritizing their experience, you ensure that your celebration is memorable for you and everyone who attends. Let me help you plan an event that goes above and beyond expectations, making your special day truly unforgettable for all.

With love and excitement.



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