Earlier this week we provided wedding etiquette tips for the bride and groom and even though this special day isn’t about you, there are still etiquette rules to follow.
- RSVP – There are many expenses when it comes to planning a wedding and may heavily depend on how large the guest list is. Be thoughtful and let the couple know whether or not you will be attending their wedding by their stated RSVP date.
- Show Up – If you were invited to both the ceremony and reception be sure to show up to both. The ceremony is the most important part of the wedding day and it’s in poor taste to just show up for the open bar and free food.
- Dress appropriately – The worst thing you can do is show up to a wedding underdressed, so when in doubt over dress. You can also view our Decoding Wedding Attire Requests post to make sure you have the perfect outfit.
- Arrive on Time – Leave plenty of time to get to the wedding in case you run into bad traffic or get lost on the way. It’s disruptive and just in bad taste to arrive late so make sure you arrive on time or early!
- Stay Out Of The Photographers Way – There is nothing worse than viewing professional photos of a wedding and seeing a photo bomber with their iPad trying to get a shot of the bride and groom. The bride and groom paid to have professional photographer document their day, so please, leave the photography to the professional. But if you insist on taking photos be sure to you stay out of the photographers shots or you might find yourself on a photographers blog where they use you as an example of why unplugged weddings should be standard.
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