Wedding Guest Advice | Wedding Guest Behaviour

Wedding Guest Behaviour..

One of the most stressful things for anyone planning a wedding, is worrying about how their guests are going to behave and whether they will regret giving their uncle who routinely gets drunk and embarrassing at family functions, a second chance.

However, while most wedding guests don't embarrass themselves this severely, guests may not have been to many weddings and may make innocent mistakes about what is expected of them on the day so here are a few tips for wedding guests to ensure they know where they are supposed to be, how they are supposed to behave and how to have a good time.

First of all, wedding guests should always arrive on time, and preferably a little early to ensure they have a chance to get into their correct seat and not disrupt any seating plans, and more importantly, so that they are not walking into the church and down the aisle just as the bride is trying to do the same thing.

If the wedding is in a church, or is conducted as a religious ceremony, there are likely to be parts where guests are expected to sit, stand and kneel. If guests are unfamiliar with these sorts of church rituals, they should try to follow the lead of the people around them.

Guests should also not worry about bringing their gift to the ceremony, or even the reception as it is still accepted as polite to give a wedding gift within the first year of the marriage. Alternatively you may send the gift straight to the home of the bride's parents to save anyone carting all the gifts back there anyway.

Still on gifts, guests who have been invited should still send a gift to the happy couple even if they can't come to the ceremony or reception. If guests can't come to the wedding, they should make sure they RSVP as soon as possible to allow for the bride and groom to account for meals and drinks. And these meals and drinks are generally not cheap and if a guest accepts and later finds they cannot attend the wedding, they should let the couple know as soon as possible.

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