Jeremy and John are infamous for crashing weddings in the well known David Dobkin movie, Wedding Crashers. And while they’re only trying to cure their boogie fever, their behavior is not exactly the kind you should follow at the next wedding you’re invited to.
Believe us, we’ve been to a LOT of weddings over the years. We think it’s safe to say that you can trust us when it comes to knowing the proper wedding etiquette. With that said, take a look at these helpful tips to being the best wedding guest you can be!
Be on time.
Weddings tend to run on a pretty tight schedule, and the only people allowed to make a grand entrance are the bride and groom. Plus, the sooner you get to the ceremony, the better seat you’ll likely get, so make sure to be on time!
Yes, this is important. Pretty much the entire wedding revolves around how many people will be there–from the amount of food and drink to the number of chairs needed at the ceremony–so let them know whether or not you’re coming!
Anything but white.
If it’s not your wedding, don’t wear white. The bride will most likely be wearing the traditional white dress, and you don’t want to have people comparing you to her. Don’t worry, there are lots of other colors to choose from!
Count the cocktails.
Again, the day is all about the bride and groom! You are allowed to have a good time (in fact, that’s exactly what you should do), but with easily accessible champagne and other various drinks, it’s easy to lose track of how much you’ve had. Have fun, but keep it cool!
Positivity is power.
Think the food choice could’ve been better? Or maybe you think a live band would’ve been better than a DJ? Keep it to yourself! Smile, have a good time, and keep the comments positive. The happily married couple worked hard to host the best wedding they could, so if you have to, fake it ’til you make it!
All in all…
If you remember one thing it should be this: it’s all about the bride and groom. Have fun, enjoy the food, drinks, and company, and let the happy couple have the spotlight!