There really are Wedding protocols, no matter how much people want to change them. Wise people just don't break away from them......
Your invitation has the date and time clearly printed on it. Please arrive promptly and take your seat. Nothing is worse than late arrivals at a wedding. Sort of disrespectful if someone does this on a routine basis, don't you think?
Another important thing is to consider the time of day of the Wedding as weddings can take place all times of the day until well into the late evening. They take place at all types of venues, including the beach and other unique places! Dress accordingly. Day time, find an appropriate dress or suit that can carry you through the daytime hours until after five and still look appropriate. Bold, dramatic prints and patterns are not appropriate.
Every single time I see that movie "Working Girl" with Melanie Griffin who arrives at a wedding in that white suit, I just shutter. I love the movie but white is not appropriate for the woman or any one in her family, including the kids, to wear to a wedding. You may not even know what the color the bride is wearing, but it is never appropriate to upstage the bride in any way. I have seen people do this.
If your invitation encourages you to bring a guest, don't bring more than what the invitation allows. Food have been bought and paid for, so if your guest quota is one, don't bring two or three.
Honor the invitation if it is an adults only wedding. It's always been routine to bring children...some cultures wouldn't have it any other way. However, some bride and grooms are getting more serious about the distraction of much younger children attending. Personally I think children are beautiful anywhere but I have also been to adults only weddings. There is a difference!
Stopping by with another h5. I miss your lists.
Great points here! H5
Good list and excellent points.
Excellent points on what not to do at a wedding.
Great list of things you don't do at a wedding. Good topic and great list of what not to do. Thank you for sharing.
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