Well folks, I’m back to talk a little bit more about weddings. As a matter of fact, I’ll be talking about weddings every Wednesday until December. So make sure to keep checking back here for tips & confessions… and enjoy the chatter!
Let’s start off with wedding guest faux pas. Don’t feel bad; I’ve done a few of these myself…
RSVP confusion: Some people have it. It’s simple. If you mark that you’ll attend, then you need to show up (unless it’s an emergency and not having a babysitter doesn’t count). If you check that you’re unable to make it or don’t send back the response at all, then please don’t come. And last but certainly NOT least, if you’re invited, and you alone, please don’t bring a guest. Trust me, I know flying solo to a wedding can be tough, but the bottom line is it isn’t about you. Oh, and one more thing… whatever you decide in regards to your attendance, please do so by the RSVP date.
Wearing white: Keep it in your closet. Summer weddings make white tempting, but leave this privilege to the bride. If you don’t, it will be noticed and not in a positive way. And if you have to justify the outfit in your mind, “well it’s white but has purple flowers at the bottom,” then it’s not an option.
Don’t be late: Do we really need to talk about this? I guess so, because it happens all the time. If the wedding is at 5:00 then you need to arrive by 4:45 at the latest. I remember at my wedding, the last bridesmaid walked down and they closed the doors for my entrance. As I approached, the church doors behind me opened up and in came some good friends of ours. I didn’t mind that they were late, but I’m sure they felt awkward. The coordinator shuffled them to the side, and I assume at some point, skirted them into the sanctuary. Don’t be that person.
Kids: Can they come? Some couples are happy to have children at their wedding and some aren’t. Since it’s their day, you should respect their wishes. If the invitation doesn’t include your entire family then that is their way of communicating the event is not kid-friendly. Some parents take offense to this, but please don’t; they just want a fun night with adults.
These are just a few of the things to keep in mind as you get invited to weddings. Stay tuned for next Wednesday when I turn the tables and talk about faux pas of the Bride and Groom.
Photo; Jennifer Wood, Bouquet Photo
Category: Special Occasions