As we continue to lean away from tradition the lines of guest etiquette are blurred, but never fear, at D&D we are here to break it down for our modern readers who want to party politely!
1. RSVP ASAP - Send your RSVP the moment you know your schedule. This simple courtesy alleviates so much stress for the couple, and I can promise is hugely appreciated.
2. Don't assume you can bring a date - If the invitation isn't clear the simplest and most polite thing to do is ask either the bride or groom.
3. Don't wear white, ivory, vanilla, pearl or any other variation thereof - Just don't. The rules on wearing black have shifted however, especially for more formal weddings.
4. Don't be fashionably late - The only people making an entrance should be the bride and groom.
5. Turn your phone on silent during the ceremony - It's safe to say that during ceremony you can put away your phone entirely, the couple have likely gotten a professional photographer who will capture the magic, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in this romantic moment. Side note - take care to notice if the couple have a specific hashtag and use it!
6. Mingle - Congratulate the couples parents and family, be polite, ask questions, you never know who you might meet, and who you might be saving from feeling like a wall flower.
7. Sign the guest book - It's always easiest to do this at the beginning of the evening, when that 8th glass of champagne hasn't yet kicked in, and you still have the ability to spell your own name.
8. Keep any negative thoughts to yourself - Don't like the flowers? Don't care! Keep it to yourself, the bride and groom put a lot of effort into throwing a wonderful party and nasty comments only prove hurtful not helpful.
9. Dance your ass off - The couple invited you to celebrate so do exactly that!
10. Thank the bride and groom - Let them know how much fun you had and how beautiful the day was, it won't go unappreciated, trust me!
Do you have any questions or want to share your own wedding guest do's and don'ts? Leave a comment below, I would love to hear from you!