If you have a wedding coming up and you’ve never been a ceremony guest before, then you may be wondering what etiquette tips you should be following. In this blog, we’re going to give you some tips and tricks that you can use to be the best wedding guest possible.
Being a Wedding Guest
Being a wedding guest can be exciting, but it can also raise some questions. Below are a few things that you should keep in mind if you have a wedding coming up.
Respect the Photographer
Many couples ask people not to take photos during their ceremony. In most situations, couples will have hired a photographer and they’ll be in charge of taking the pictures. It’s best to put your phone down and be in the moment.
One of the reasons why it’s important to not take pictures is because you could end up getting in the way of the photographer. This could jeopardize important shots for their wedding day, so it’s always best to respect the photographer that’s there and let them do their job.
Follow the Seating Chart
If there’s a seating chart at the reception, it’s because the couple wants it that way. You may be tempted to arrange spots if you want to sit by someone else, but it’s best to respect the couple’s wishes and sit where you were assigned.
Send Your RSVP
Sending in your RSVP on time is extremely important. Delaying your RSVP can stall the wedding planning process, so it’s important to make sure that you send it in by the deadline that the couple set in place. If you know that you’re not going to be able to submit your RSVP on time, consider reaching out to the couple and letting them know about the situation. If you do this, they may be able to make special arrangements for you.
Check Out Their Website
If the happy couple has a wedding website, make sure that you check it out. Couples will often include important information on their website, such as details for their big day or instructions about what presents they want. By checking out the couple’s wedding website, you can be sure that you’re not missing out on any important details.
One of the things that couples will often include in their website is dress code…
Following a couple’s dress code is one of the most important things when it comes to a wedding. A couple’s dress code is something that they’ll have thought out and selected for a reason, so make sure that you give yourself enough time to find an outfit that fits in well with the dress code.
If you’re not sure whether or not an outfit fits into the big day’s dress code, reach out to the couple and ask! It’s always best to reach out and ask them to show up in something that doesn’t align with the dress code.