Saturday, June 1, 2013

Are You A Good Wedding Guest?

I am sure many have the experience of being a wedding guest. But it's because you are invited as a guest in a wedding doesn't mean there are no rules of etiquette you should consider. You are invited to witness, so be a good one ;).

If you received a invitation for instance, RSVP immediately. Don't wait until a week or two before the wedding because it is inconsiderate. Just say "no" if you can't rather than being silent for a while which is often more frustrating for the one inviting.

Don't bring a date or a companion unless it is indicated on your invitation you can bring one. Asking to bring one is not ethical!

Arrive at least 30 minutes early before the ceremony. But if you are late, make sure the bride has finished her procession to the altar before you come in.

Respect the couple's chance to share their professional photos first before you decide to upload your photos to any social networking sites. 

If you want to leave, do it politely. Be sure to thank the hosts or let anybody close to the couple know you're leaving if the couple is busy enough for you to approach them.