When it comes to being a guest at a wedding, we know we’re not supposed to steal the limelight from the bride and groom.
‘Coz if you do, then you’re in for a very bad time…
But what are the other big no-no’s we might be doing that we definitely should NOT be doing, that could result in us getting thrown out?
For those of you who are ‘totally without’, then we’re here to save you from being un-invited.
No White For You!
You’re probably thinking, ‘that’s just a stupid tip! Everyone knows not to wear white!’
You’d be surprised how many people still wear it…
Don’t go for some pastel shade so close to white that it has a fancy name no one even recognises. Steer clear of it!
Being The Wedding Crasher Won’t Make You Owen Wilson
If you’re allowed to bring a plus one, great! If you’re not, then do NOT be that person.
The bride and groom fork out a lot of money for you to munch on delicious food, so don’t make their day difficult.
If you’ve got kids and the invitation doesn’t stipulate they’re invited, don’t go thinking they simply forgot. They didn’t. Nobody wants someone else’s kids running rampant and knocking over the wedding cake.
Nobody wants them fitted with a backpack leash either. It ruins the photos…
Trying To Pick Up…
No, we don’t mean trying to pick up every present on the present table and taking it to your car secretly. Although, that’s an awful idea.
We mean trying to pick up that cute guy or gal who you have been eyeing off since the ceremony.
Sure, there’s nothing wrong with developing a golden crush on them, but just exchange in some small talk and exchange numbers and flirty smiles. Don’t go making a scene and getting drunk so you can make out with them in the bathrooms…
We must remind everyone of how darn expensive wedding photographers are…
Our pockets are crying just thinking about it…
We know you LOVE being that girl or guy who photobombs every single pic at a party, because ‘you’re so cool’, but if you do that to your friend’s wedding pics then you will probably never be invited to anything they have ever again.
On the other hand, if you are either a) wanting to end your friendship with the bride and groom, or b) secretly love the bride or groom and are vengeful for them stealing your crush, then go ahead. Photo-bombs away!
Dress Codes Are Not Trick Questions
Do NOT overthink the dress code and think your friends are trying to trick you into wearing a penguin suit tux when it’s actually a casual gathering.
It’s a formal gathering and you need to stick to the dress codes.
No, you’re not going to be slapped with a fine for not adhering to said dress codes, but friendship codes stipulate that you need to do as you’re told.
No D&M’s Unless You’re The Couple
We know you LOVE to tell that story that either a) hits people right in the feels, b) makes everyone around you laugh for minutes on end, or c) proves you’re the bad ass adventurer you know you are, but save that for another day, because it’s not about you.
Stick to some spot on small talk! But don’t make things awkward.
Sit Your Fine Ass DOWN!
Yes, your butt looks incredibly good in that dress you just bought (or those pants, for the guys!), but don’t be the last person to be seated. And don’t just go wandering the whole night because you hate who you have been seated next to.
Take The Goodie Bags, No Matter How Bad They Seem
The bride and groom might be the centre of attention, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t thought of you.
So if there’s a little gift bag or trinket left on your table that is meant for you, then don’t leave it there… that’s just rude.
RSVP’s Are There For A Reason
RSVP’s aren’t some joke added to invitations just to make them look legit. They’re there so the couple whose wedding you are a guest at knows what they have to organise and how much money they have to spend.
Be a good friend and get your RSVP in on time!
AND! Get yourself to the darn church/venue/beach/wherever-the-wedding-is on time, as well.
Being fashionably late only applies to the bride and groom. Not you. You’re not special today.
The Golden Rule Of Wedding Gifts
Trying to think of a wedding gift can be a painful task and while many newly-weds prefer wishing wells over unwanted gifts, some still like it old-school.
Whether you’re sure or unsure as to if they will love your gift, include a gift receipt so they can decide for themselves!
Weddings are a special day in the lives of two people in love, so do your best to make it memorable for them!