WEDDING GUEST HELPFUL
Thank you for taking the time to read
this! Knowledgeable, happy guests are an integral part of any joyful &
smoothly run wedding day and we certainly value your participation! We
hope you can join the upcoming celebration and look forward to meeting
Dance Street Ballroom Location
– 433 W. Dean, ½ block east of the Spokane Arena, just off Washington
Parking – is abundant but
varied. The metered streets are only .40/hour until 7pm Mon-Sat. Paid
parking lots are $1-$6 depending on Arena events.
Traffic – checking for events
is wise as they can make traffic and parking a little more time
Where to Stay - We have a
“deal” with the Holiday Inn Express on the Rock for $104/night.
This is currently the best rate amongst the nicer area hotels and of course it includes their breakfast
as well as free parking. They're also happy to provide a
complimentary shuttle bus to bring groups to the Dance Street Ballroom
and pick them up again (this must be arranged ahead of time.)
For Google or your GPS: The
Dance Street Ballroom, 433 W. Dean Ave., Spokane, WA 99201
Important Knowledge. . .
Beverages require ID of everyone.
- Well-behaved children can be a delight to have at weddings but in our
experience the parents enjoy the festivities much more when they do not
have to worry about their offspring. Please keep in mind that this is a
grown-up venue with lots of glass, candles, & flowers and many
opportunities for wee littles to cause trouble and/or damage. The
venue’s open nature practically begs them to dispose of their indoor
manners & run pell mell across the floor, knocking elderly guests off
their balance. It is most definitely not childproof, & there is not
likely to be room for strollers, play pens, or other accessories.
Sorry, we do not have highchairs or booster seats. If you bring
tweeners please allow them to have their electronic distraction devices
with headphones. Wedding receptions are incredibly boring at that age!
Children older than 2 count in RSVPs.
- Many couples choose signature mats, scrapbooks, or other memorabilia
as a guest book alternative. These give you a chance to write more
than just your name so we suggest planning ahead to avoid the "We love
you guys!" default. That's nice, but it's said by everyone who
can't think of anything else to say. With a little forward
planning we think you might come up with something a little more
personal. At a loss for words? Google "love poem" or
"wedding poetry" and find a very short snippet that you can text to
yourself. Then you just have to pull it up at the right time and
#1 Bride-stressor – Please don’t be those people! If you have ever
planned a wedding you fully understand the importance of RSVPs. The
couple has better things to do 3 weeks before the wedding than to track
you down for an answer. While we realize that it is difficult to commit
to plans several weeks in advance it is IMPERATIVE that you RSVP on
time (the caterer requires a number 2 weeks before the wedding.) Weddings are a huge undertaking, like turning a cruise ship, and
last minute changes in numbers are often very difficult & expensive.
PLEASE respond accurately & in a timely fashion. This helps
that you will have a place to sit, food to eat, and beverages to quench
Charts - In many cases the couple elects to provide open seating except
for the bridal party & parents. This means that you’ll be responsible
for finding your own seats. If you have a family or group that wants to
sit together we suggest you arrive at least 15 minutes before the
ceremony starts. Doors open to guests 30 min. before the ceremony.
– is allowed outside in Washington’s public spaces as long as it is more
than 25’ from an entrance.
We try to regulate the heat & A/C to ~72 degrees but it’s tricky with a
pack of people. The edges of the room are far cooler than the middle.
Susceptible to chills? Don’t sit by the doors. Easily overheated? Sit
at a table on the outside edge. Strapless dress? Bring a shoulder
wrap. We strongly suggest dressing in layers at all times of the year.
For outdoor ceremonies bring your water bottle & consider a parasol or
forward to you enjoying a memorable night of revelry with people you
cherish. Thanks again for helping make this the most wonderful
wedding the bride & groom can imagine!