Disclaimer: This post is specifically for wedding guests, I am giving the bride-to-be a break!
As the saying goes, “No one is perfect” but we can all try to be better people, better hosts and better wedding guests. Things that are not planned tend to happen, especially at weddings! So I am here with 4 of the top blunders at an outdoor wedding. Pay close attention and take notes—so you won’t be the next wedding guest blunder victim.
Attention wedding guest, unless it is otherwise stated in invitations, wedding invitations are only good for you and a date! I am sure the bride-to-be and the groom-to-be will appreciate it if you don’t bring your entire family to the wedding as your guest!
When arriving at an outdoor wedding or any wedding for that matter, it is important to be on time! You don’t have to get there two hours early but thirty minutes before the ceremony is perfect, to secure a seat. If you happened to be a bit late, don’t interrupt the ceremony. Many venues allot areas for the late comers to seat and you will be able to greet the bride and groom at the reception.
Another common mistake wedding guest make involved alcohol and we are not talking rubbing alcohol here folks! If you go to a wedding with an open bar, please don’t overdo it! This is not the time or place to become drunk! This is a special day for the bride and groom; don’t steal the limelight with unwanted behavior because you have a bit too much to drink!
The most important issue many wedding guest face, is what to wear to a wedding. Not all invitation have a dress code recommendation, however it is important to remember that wedding guest should not wear colors of the wedding motif. Another important wedding attire tip, depending on the venue and the season be surely to dress appropriately. For an outdoor wedding in the summer, guys may not want wear a dark suit due to the heat. You may need to wear a lighter color suit, it absorbs less heat. Also you can always take your jacket off. Ladies if you are attending an outdoor wedding in the fall, you may want to wear a nice cardigan or a nice jacket to keep you nice, comfortable and warm! The main message here is dress accordingly.
It’s not everyday you are invited to a wedding, so when you are–please be respectful to the bride-to-be and future groom on their special day! Don’t want to be the next victim of the infamous wedding blunders!