Proper Wedding Etiquette Tips for Guests

Lee Hansen By Lee Hansen, 4th Aug 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3exp24f4/
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Have you ever wondered want your role is supposed to be as a wedding guest?

Finally the Wedding Day Has Come

The wedding day is a very exciting and important day for the bride and groom. After many weeks of planning and stress-filled moments they are ready to pledge their love for each other before God, family, friends and special guests. If you have been invited to be in attendance consider some of the manners that you should exercise to make it a special time.

RSVP

Responding your intention whether or not you plan to attend is important so that proper preparations can be made. This would include selecting the proper venue for the wedding and reception meal. Don't assume they will know if you don't reply.

Arrival Time

There is nothing more rude and distracting than arriving late for the wedding. While there may be an occasional emergency, leave in enough time to get there in spite of an unforeseen circumstance.

Ceremony

Do not get in the way of the wedding photographer and/or videographer as they are being paid to get that perfect picture. Take your pictures where you're not being a nuisance. There will be ample time for you to get pictures of the couple.

Seating

Don't sit in reserved seating designated for family and special guests. If there is no more available space in that section don't make yourself a spectacle by arguing with the usher. They will try to accommodate you as soon as possible.

Bridal Party

Don't rush out before the new couple has been officially pronounced husband and wife. When they and the entire bridal party have exited then you can leave. Often the ushers will lead the guests out row by row to avoid congestion.

Receiving Line

When greeting the newlyweds don't monopolize their time. Simply give your congratulations and move on without a detailed conversation with them. Be considerate of the other guests coming through.

Complaining

When the photographer is taking pictures after the ceremony don't complain that it's taking too long. That's the couple's business. Feel free to leave because this day is not about you.

If the food is not to your liking you can choose to eat it or go someplace else to eat. Don't complain about the food portions given you. It's always a good rule of thumb to eat a little before leaving your house in case the food isn't to your liking or if it runs out.

Make This Day About the Bridal Couple

Remember this is a special day for the bride and groom. Do all you can to make it a memorable one. It is a day of great celebration where the couple can publicly share their love with other to all in attendance.

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Bridal Party, Bride And Groom, Photographer, Wedding Day, Wedding Guests, Wedding Invitation, Wedding Party, Wedding Reception, Wedding Wedding Etiquette

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author avatar Lee Hansen
As a breast cancer survivor I have learned to take time to smell the roses in life. I love sharing my passion of reading to children. My pages will be on various topics.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
4th Aug 2014 (#)

Lee, great article and writing. I love romance and I think weddings are so romantic. The brides are beautiful and the grooms are handsome dressed up in their wedding clothes. All I can say is be still my heart. I've written many articles on love and romance and I'd like to say thanks for sharing such an awesome article on weddings.

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author avatar Lee Hansen
4th Aug 2014 (#)

Thanks Nancy, It is probably fresh on my mind because I have a godson getting married in 2 weeks. A lot of work has been done for their special day. Hoping things will go without any major problems but that isn't always the case.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
4th Aug 2014 (#)

Lee, I hope the wedding is wonderful and it's everything the Bride and Groom hope it will be. God Bless them both!

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author avatar Lee Hansen
4th Aug 2014 (#)

Thanks Nancy

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
4th Aug 2014 (#)

Lee, you are so welcome!

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author avatar LOVERME
7th Aug 2014 (#)

now a days homely marriages weddings is the norm save dollars invite few and buffet will do some guests who come late ask them to wash the plates help in garbage cleaning compensate give them a package they can take home and enjoy when they see some dollars and go to DOLLARS RAMA TIM HORTON OR MAC WHAT They will remember to be in time for their second marriage ie if they r likely to divorce no surprise to the next occasion rise

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author avatar Lee Hansen
7th Aug 2014 (#)

I hear you Loverme.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
7th Aug 2014 (#)

Well done Lee...

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author avatar Lee Hansen
7th Aug 2014 (#)

Thanks D. I appreciate it.

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