Weddings can be a very stressful time and a time where you find yourself considering your own preferences and needs before your guests. Below are a few wedding etiquette tips to help you stay on track while being considerate and generally classy on your big day.
- Wedding Timeline – If at all possible, avoid scheduling a morning ceremony followed by an evening reception or 3 plus hours in between, especially if the majority of your guests are from out of town. If you do decide to go with a wedding time line with a 3 plus hour break in between, be sure to have some sort of entertainment set in place for your out of town guest to do will while they wait for the wedding reception to begin.
- Keep Your Guests Budgets In Mind When you Register – Sure choosing all the items that you’ve been dreaming of having in your home can be a ton of fun, but take a step back from your dream home and remember to add items of all price ranges. Picking items from a variety of price ranges will insure that every guest will be able to find a gift for you that is within their budget.
- Thank You Notes – Send your guests a personal thank you note as promptly as you can, no more than two to three weeks after the gift opening. Also make sure that you add a sentence that states the gift they gave you and how you plan on using it.
- Be considerate of older guests – We know that you love your grandparents, so be mindful that they might not be able to walk long distances and this would include from the parking lot to the church or reception. If there will be a long walking distance put up reserved parking sign on the closest parking stalls. If your guests are going to have to stand for long periods of time make arrangements for them to have marked chairs available for them to use.
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