Tuesday, June 9, 2015

How to be a Great Wedding Guest

Hey Y'all!

It's wedding season! Are you ready to tackle the next few months of weddings, showers, engagement parties and rehearsal dinners? Are you at a loss when it comes to deciding what to wear or what gifts to purchase? Look no further than the trusted "House of Q's". I've taken care of everything, darlin. All you need to do is drink your sweet tea, point and click to the resources below. Be sure to call your momma today. She would love to hear from you!

How to be a Great Wedding Guest

1. Send your RSVP ASAP! The bride and groom (and their families) need to know who is attending as soon as humanly possible. Catering orders are placed MONTHS in advance. That's right, months. If you have ever planned a wedding, you know how important this advice is.

2. Don't wear white to the wedding (or shower or rehearsal dinner). The only exception is if the invitation states that the event is an all-white dress code.

3. Avoid wearing red.  It's tacky to wear red to a wedding. In my opinion, it's the same as wearing red on Easter. You just don't do it. The only exception is if you are a member of the wedding party and your dress/tie are indeed, red. 

5. Arrive on time! Remember, if you aren't early, you're late.

4. Respect religious observances. Is the wedding in a Catholic church or a Jewish synagogue?  Click here for help with what to wear to a Jewish wedding. Click here for help with what to wear to a Catholic wedding. When choosing your attire for a religious ceremony, keep in mind that strapless dresses are usually not acceptable even for the bride. Dress accordingly.

5. Go with the flow and do not complain. If the bride asks you to attend the reception in a barn, you should do so. Wear appropriate shoes and don't complain. The day IS NOT ABOUT YOU. 

6. Take all the pictures that you want before and after the ceremony. Use the wedding # if applicable. Once the ceremony starts, knock it off with the pictures. Nothing is worse than "that girl" taking selfies with her date during the ceremony or the same girl trying to get a shot of the bride walking down the aisle in her gown. Professional photographers have been hired to capture this event. Sit down and relax.

7. Give a gift. It isn't required but it is a VERY nice gesture to congratulate the couple. Even if you already bought a shower gift, take a look at the registry again. If there's nothing in your price range, a gift card or some cash in a nice card is very thoughtful.Click here for tips on how to shop a registry. 

8. Have fun! Meet new people, take advantage of the photo booth (and the props) and get out on the dance floor. The couple have put months into planning the event to make sure everything is perfect. They will appreciate your effort!

Until next time...

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