Do You Know the Proper Behavior for Weddings?
Let’s face it, we all have our moments that leave us feeling less than proud. Those comments we regret, intoxicated moments caught on camera, pulling up to a birthday party realizing we’ve forgotten to get a gift… they all happen. But when it comes to weddings, it’s important to make sure you are on your best behavior.
For the bride and groom and their families, this is one of the most important days of their lives. By sending you an invitation, they’ve shown that you mean something special to them. Which is all the more reason that you should come prepared to act your best.
Here are four important pieces of advice to keep in mind when attending a wedding this season:
Do Plan What You Will Wear. Don’t Dress To Impress (Too Much).
Months, sometimes years, of planning goes into a wedding day. The least you can do is give your outfit some thought. Think about the venue, the season, and the theme if the bride and groom have one. And while it’s important to look your best, it can come off as rude if you try to attract too much attention to yourself. That super short dress that you look great it? Save it for a night out next weekend.
Do Stick To The Gift Registry. Don’t Try To Get Too Creative.
Like every aspect of a wedding, the gift registry has been painstakingly created by the bride and groom. They, better than anyone else, know what they want and need. While it’s sweet to try to get something special or sentimental to surprise the couple, unless you are absolutely positive that they want it (and maybe were just too afraid or didn’t know how to ask), the best thing you can do is stick to the registry when shopping. Bonus points: Actually check your gift off the registry when you purchase it so the couple doesn’t receive two or three of the same presents.
Do RSVP. Don’t Assume The Bride Or Groom Will Remember That Conversation.
RSVPing in a timely manner is one of the most important things you can do for the couple. Trying to guess how many guests are coming and who is coming can be a nightmare for the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. And remember, that conversation you had three months ago at a barbecue where you said you and your boyfriend would definitely be there? That doesn’t count as your RSVP. Do it the official way and help the bride and groom take one less stress off of their plates.
Do Enjoy Yourself. Don’t Pass Out Or Hit On Family Members.
A wedding is a time for celebration. You don’t have to hold yourself back when it comes to enjoying yourself. The couple will appreciate your enthusiastic dance moves and your mingling with their guests. Just don’t step over that line. Which line, you ask? The one that separates you from the drunk guest who passes out in the corner or the one who hits on the bride’s brother or sister at the bar.