As a guest at a wedding, we should know that it’s of utmost importance that we are there for the day, not just to have a great time. We are there because we truly want to celebrate the love of two people. While it can be difficult to concentrate on the fact that the event is all about their love and not just a fun party with people in love, especially if you don’t know the bride and groom too well, it must always be about being respectful to their love.
So with this in mind, we present our three best tips to help you get through the day and night with your reputation intact, and with the whole wedding thinking you are an exemplary guest!
Always follow dress code
This one is huge. Weddings are a place where dress code must be followed to an absolute T. If the wedding ceremony itself and the reception have two different dress codes, then it is expected that you will change outfits. If it says black tie, that means full suits for men, and floor length dresses for ladies. Cocktail is the general rule, which mean dress shirts, shoes, and ties for the men, and around knee length dresses for the ladies. Nothing above mid-thigh, and definitely no white!
Make sure your gift is in line with what the happy couple have asked for
So, the couple have requested that you add to a wishing well type of arrangement, or choose an item on their registry. And we know that you think you have the ideal gift in mind for them. But stop. Just wait. They put this together because that’s what they want. They’ve spent an awful lot of money on the wedding and this is what they’d like in return. By all means, if you think they should have the wall print you think is perfect for them, get it, but make sure to buy a gift from the registry, or donate to their honeymoon fund, too. It’s just simple manners.
Do not drink too much
Free bar is a huge temptation for a lot of us. Combine that with tackling the nerves because we’re guaranteed to meet a lot of new people (or some that we haven’t seen in years) and downing that third glass of champagne in a row seems like a good idea. It’s not. Pace yourself. You don’t want to be that person slurring into the ear of the bride’s grandmother. Leave your heavy drinking until after the party has finished, if that’s your thing. The guests, and bride and groom, will thank you for it.
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