Brides and grooms only have their wedding day once (hopefully), and the last thing they want is their day to be ruined by that one awkward wedding guest who isn’t clued up about the rules of wedding etiquette. We just hope you don’t do ANY of these…
Don’t wear white
This is the ultimate rule-break unless specified otherwise by the bride herself! Only the bride should wear white (unless she has opted for white bridesmaid dresses?) and all eyes should be on her, not the awkward wedding guest who tried to get away with wearing a white dress.
Avoid clingy clothing and too much make-up
This is a wedding not a night out at your local club, so dress accordingly and appropriate. Think semi-subtle, elegant and celebratory?!
Turn your phone off
During the ceremony and speeches be sure to turn your phone off, unless you want to risk your cheesy ringtone going off during the nuptials. It’s also worth double-checking any specified rules on social media posting as requested by the bride and groom before you go posting the bride in her dress straight onto face book without her say so!
Only the bride is allowed to arrive late if it happens at all! There would be nothing worse than a flustered guest bursting through the ceremony doors when the happy couple are partway through their vows or you aren’t there to see it at all! Try to be there at least half an hour before the ceremony starts.
Don’t drink too much
Stay in control of how much you drink during the wedding day. Whilst it is a celebration to be enjoyed, the bride and groom won’t want to have to deal with a rowdy or ill wedding guest on their special day. Plus you’ll be even more appreciative of this decision when you can wake up the morning after and be able to reminisce about the beautiful day it was – not reminded about your horrendous dance moves! We say this to the wedding guest but this also could apply to the bride and groom themselves! Real wedded couples have previously told us they wish they hadn’t drunk so much so quickly so that they were able to appreciate and take in their day.