How to be a Five Star Wedding Guest
1. What to wear? So right off the bat, of course the color white, or even an off white is a big no. Along with that, any dress that could appear as a wedding dress would also be a no. Now with the main tip out of the way, let’s dive into other attire. When sending out invitations, it helps to specify the type of dress for your guests, such as casual, cocktail attire which is interchangeable with semi-formal and dressy casual, beach formal, formal attire, or black tie. By identifying the type of dress on your invitations, guests will know beforehand exactly what to wear. For example, it might be a little too hot in Florida to wear a black tie formal tuxedo style of dress to a July beach wedding, where beach formal would be more appropriate.
5. What to expect? As a guest, there are certain expectations the couple will have, which are all very easy to follow. The first, limit drinking – of course an open bar can be very tempting, but you also want to be able to walk out at the end of the night still looking as fabulous as when you arrived. The second, be kind – there is no need for negativity on a wedding day, whether it be due to things running behind, food not exactly as expected, or just general commentary, keep it real and be supportive to your friends by refraining from unkind comments. The third, I’ve got to mention it again, arrive on time – arriving on time will ensure the ceremony can start on time, along with getting guests to cocktail hour on time. And last but not least, let the couple eat – hahaha, you would be surprised how often our couples do not get to eat because they are greeted in a constant line during the first half of dinner when they are served. For the first half of dinner, if the couple is sitting down to eat, let them have a few minutes to enjoy one another’s company; and don’t worry towards the second half of dinner, most couples leave their sweetheart table to make the rounds in welcoming all of the guests!