Saturday, February 20, 2010

Socially Savvy Saturday!

Weddings are always in season so we must remember our manners when attending this life long anticipated event!

Always avoid these situations when attending a wedding or reception. This is the biggest day in the lives of the bride and groom; we do not want to mess it up for them. 
Wedding Etiquette Faux Pas:


  • Being late! “Better late than never” does not apply at weddings. Walking in while the wedding ceremony is being held is an absolute embarrassment to everyone.
  • Not sending in the RSVP card ASAP. It is crucial to send the response card immediately in order for the bride to plan the details of her wedding.
  • Bringing babies or small children to a wedding. Crying babies and rambunctious children do not want to be at the event, nor do the bride and groom want them to destroy the romance of their wedding.
  • Dressing in solid white. Any way you look at it—it is still a faux pas to dress in solid white, even if the bride is not in white. It still sends a signal that you are competing with the bride. It is her day in the spotlight and white is reserved for the bride, whether she chooses to wear it or not.
  • Taking a gift to the wedding. Even though there will probably be a gift table at the wedding/reception, it is for the people who still do not understand that it is rude to bring a gift to the wedding. 
  • Send the gift to the couple ahead of time or after the wedding.

These big wedding faux pas mentioned are only a few, so absorb and remember them in order to help make a perfect day for newlyweds. Get ready - there are more faux pas to follow!
xoJoy

6 comments:

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Oh I couldn't agree more. I have several friends who were made to feel shame when people asked why their kids were not invited to the wedding. And a few guests who refused to come even though they were politely explained to why it just wasn't to be at their event. I would think parents would want a date night without kiddos now and then.

Sweet Tea and Biscuits said...

oh thanks for sharing over at sips of the south! Super cute post and so true :) Tootles

Kitchen Belleicious said...

So agree with you. Thanks for sharing the tips! http://kitchenbelleicious.blogspot.com

Patriotic Princess said...

Love this post! So true and important for people to keep in mind. I'm getting married in June so hopefully people review these rules before :)

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Yes maam, I have brought a gift to a wedding, but will watch myself in the future. New one to me.

Slumber Designs said...

Great pointers! In fact, I think you thought of them all :-)

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