TOP 10 Do’s & Don’ts of Attending a Wedding
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Wedding season is still upon us. The birds are chirping, the cakes sit high and the brides are beaming. Our loved ones have invited us to their weddings and now we need to prepare.
Here are a few things to keep in mind for this wedding season to make the best of it:
- RSVP early.
Whether you know you can come or you can’t, give your response early to help ease the wedding planning process.
- Be on time.
No one wants to be that person walking in late. Do yourself a favour and get to the venue early enough to be seated and wait for the ceremony to begin.
- Turn off your phone.
Your phone is a distraction to you and anyone around you. Trust me; you don’t want that to be your identifier when they tell their wedding stories.
- Make sure you tell them about any dietary restrictions early on, so they have time to prepare.
Organizing a meal for your closest friends and family can be stressful. Help them out and let them know about any allergies before orders are made.
- Join in on the fun, games, and dances.
It’ll be a night to remember for everyone if you help to make all the precious moments fun. Take the time to truly appreciate the event. The bride and groom work very hard to make their day special. Here are some things you should avoid to help ensure their day is great:
- Don’t wear white and don’t forget to dress nicely.
You will be in their wedding photos for years to come. Make sure you take that seriously.
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- Don’t bring a date unless you were invited plus one.
It’s also safe to say that you shouldn’t bring your kids either unless you have the okay from the bride. Details have been worked on and plans have been made. Don’t make the job harder on the day with added people.
- Don’t bring an excessively large gift to the wedding location.
If possible mail your gift, bring it to their house or even to the shower. It is likely that those who set up will be taking down the event’s décor. By bringing gifts, especially big ones, you are adding to the clean-up process.
- Don’t get in the way of the photographer.
I am all for taking photos at a wedding. Candid shots are the best, but make sure you don’t get in the way of their photographer. They paid good money for the photographer, but they also want you to enjoy the day with them and not be distracted by your phone.
- Don’t drink too much.
Do join in on the festivities and enjoy the open bar. Remember to pace yourself and not get carried away. You don’t want to pull focus from the happy couple or become a mockery among your friends.
Now that we have all this in mind, let’s get our best outfit on and celebrate the love.