Wedding Guest Etiquette
Today, we are sharing some general tips for wedding etiquette for all guests. Keep in mind that everyone is different, and no wedding is the same as another. Some of these may be obvious, but knowing them can ensure that you help to make the life of the bride and groom easier and happier.
It’s easy just to text the bride & groom your RSVP, but they have so much to remember that it’s easy for that text to get lost amongst all their messages about flowers and caterers. Sending in the card helps the bride & groom keep track of all their guests, so make sure you send in the RSVP card on time! Most likely, they spent a lot of time and money on creating beautiful invitations, so something as simple as sending in your RSVP card on time can mean the world to them. There is nothing more frustrating than trying to track down guests to see if they are attending the wedding!
When purchasing a gift, it’s best to get them something from their registry if they’re registered. That way, the bride & groom will be happy knowing they got exactly what they wanted and you don’t have to stress about finding the perfect gift. If you buy them a large gift, consider having it shipped to their house, so they don’t have to worry about how to fit the large item in their car after the reception. Also, keep in mind that there are some couples that do NOT register in hopes that they will receive monetary gifts, but if you are unsure, it’s always best to ask someone from their court.
Bringing other guests
Unless it specifies on the RSVP card that you can bring a +1, ask the bride and groom before showing up with an uninvited guest. (As great of a movie it was, no wedding crashers please!)
Be there on time
This one seems obvious, but at weddings, more often than not, everyone tends to assume everyone else will be late, so by the time everyone actually gets there, the ceremony is pushed back an hour or so. The bride and groom still have to do family portraits and group shots after the ceremony, so be mindful and please be on time!
Let the bride shine
It’s natural to want to look your best at an event, but I would avoid any extremes that will have you as the center of attention, whether it be an extreme plunging neckline, an extremely short dress, or an extreme pop of neon. There are ways to dress elegantly and beautifully so that the bride can shine on her special day.
Keeping these tips in mind, we hope you enjoy the next wedding you attend!