There’s a lot that goes into a wedding, so being a good wedding guest is important. Here are a few things you can do to make sure that no one regrets you being invited to the big day.
Make Sure To RSVP
Planning a wedding can be a super stressful experience for the bride and groom. One thing you can do to make it less stressful for them is to make sure to RSVP. Seating charts, venue capacities, and food all depend on an accurate number of people attending. If you forget to RSVP, you may throw everything off. That’s a sure fire way to be unwelcome at a wedding.
Show Up On Time
Showing up late is not an option when it comes to a wedding. If you think you’re going to come by a few minutes after the ceremony starts and sneak in the back, think again. The last thing a couple want sot do is stop their ceremony because someone walked in late. If you’re not going to make it to a wedding on time, don’t come at all.
Do Not Bring An Extra Guest
If you weren’t told on your invitation that you could bring a guest, just accept the fact that you’ll be going alone. Don’t sneak in an extra guest. Also, don’t ask the bride and groom the week before their wedding if you can bring someone. Like with the RSVP-in situation, having extra people show up can throw everything off.
Do Not Wear White
Unless specifically told to by the bride, do not wear white to a wedding. Ever. Even if you think it’s okay!
Traditionally, no one would ever think of wearing white to a wedding, but modern dress codes have made it a little more questionable. Even if the bride isn’t wearing a white dress on her big day, save your pretty white clothes for another day. You don’t want to be competing with the bride and you don’t want someone mistaking you for her.
Do Not Skip The Ceremony
While the wedding ceremony isn’t as fun as the reception, you need to go to both. You may think that no one will notice you’re not there, but you don’t want to risk it. Having a bride and groom know that you skipped their ceremony just to attend the party afterwards will be pretty heartbreaking. It tells the new couple that you don’t really care about their commitment to each other and just want to party on their dime.
Drink In Moderation
While it may be tempting to overindulge, be responsible when drinking. No one likes a sloppy drunk at their wedding. Getting too drunk can lead to vomiting, fights, embarrassment, and being escorted off the property. While it’s okay to have a good time, remember that it’s about the new couple, not you. Be respectful of them and keep it together.
Talk To The Other Guests
Weddings can be a little awkward if you don’t know everyone invited, but it’s important to talk to the other guests. A lot goes into table assignments, so keep in mind that you were probably put there for a reason. At the very least, make sure and say hello to everyone at your table. Think of this as a way to connect with new people.
Do Not Hook Up With Other Guests
We’ve all seen the romantic comedies where one wedding guest hooks up with another. While this may be funny in the movies, it’s not so funny in real life. Hooking up with another guest at a wedding is embarrassing and disrespectful to the new couple. If you insist on hooking up with another guest, head to your hotel room or leave the wedding grounds.