Sunday, February 28, 2010

Socially Savvy Sunday!

About Weddings ... (what not to do!)
Last weekend I listed five wedding faux pas and reminded you that it is always wedding season thus we must be prepared in advance instead of embarrassing ourselves and everyone else. Here are five more tips of what NOT to do.

Wedding Etiquette Faux Pas

  • Not respecting cultural differences. If you attend a wedding not of your own culture, you must respect their customs. Never be embarrassed to ask what is expected—it can be very helpful.
  • Allowing your cell phone to ring. Turn your cell phone and pager off! It will be a disaster if your cell phone rings at the wedding, and for crying out loud, if it rings . . . don’t answer it!
  • Making wrong acknowledgements. Telling the bride “congratulations” is like saying to her, “You finally found a husband!” It is appropriate to greet the bride with “best wishes” and the groom with “congratulations.” 
  • Not sending thank-you notes for gifts. Believe it or not, there are people who do not take the time to send a thank-you note to those who send gifts to honor their marriage. It is unacceptable to overlook sending a thank-you note as soon as you receive the gift. 
  • Not sending the gift back to the giver if the wedding is canceled. Send a simple note stating that the wedding has been canceled, and along with the note return any gifts you may have received. No detailed explanation is necessary. 
To review the first five wedding faux pas - go back to last weekend to Socially Savvy Saturday.
If you have more faux pas to add or a story that must be told - email or comment to me, I would love to hear it.


Danielle said...

Love this post and may have to link up to you in the near future when I discuss my sister's upcoming wedding!

...All Things Refined said...

Danielle - Anytime, any question - I will be more than happy to help you! Joy

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