8. Eat When Your Table is Tapped
If the bride and groom have a buffet at their reception instead of a plated dinner, wait until a catering staff member, the DJ or a coordinator informs your table that you can go get in line. Not only will it annoy other guests who followed the rules, but the bride and groom will feel disrespected by your decision to go get food before your table is called. They put a lot of time and effort into creating the seating chart for the reception. If you have dietary restrictions that require you eat at specific times, make sure the bride and groom know about your specific needs when you send in your RSVP. You can also bring yourself a snack or two, but eat your snacks in the bathroom or outside so as not to disturb the other guests.
9. Have Fun
Above all, don’t forget to have fun! It’s important to follow the rules, but it’s equally as important to have fun while celebrating the bride and groom. A wedding really is a big party, so have lots of fun! Dance all night, laugh and make sure the photographer gets lots of pictures of you. Enjoy your time with the bride and groom as they journey into this new phase of their lives together.
There’s a lot of rules that go into attending a wedding. But, one of the most important things you can do is watch the other guests for cues. A lot of the older guests have been to a variety of weddings, so follow their lead. Plus, it helps to know the bride and groom well – you’ll know what they’re comfortable with and what they’re uncomfortable with. Pretty soon, you’ll be a wedding guest pro!
Ashley Peterson is the Director of Marketing at GiftsForYouNow. Her favorite part of the job is connecting others with sentimental and personalized gifts that foster lifelong memories. Ashley is also a mother of two and enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the outdoors.