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If you arrive before the 30 minutes prior to the ceremony, you could create an awkward moment for the hosts if they are not ready. "It is better to wait in the car than introduce yourself and risk stressing the bride to see her before the ceremony," explains Holly Patton Olsen, founder of Perfectly Posh Events.
perfectlyposhevents.com... not too late
On the contrary, appearing after the start time of the ceremony is also a resounding NO. "If you can't arrive 10 minutes before, it's better not to introduce you," says Olsen. "Entering while the bride (or the groom) walk towards the altar is very disrespectful, and it will ruin the video and the photos that are being made of the moment."Do not record the ceremony
Do not take photos. Most couples hire professionals to capture their big day. "The photo of the bride walking towards the altar is damaged when all the background guests appear holding her mobile phones," says Kimberly N. Rhodes, owner of Hitched Events
hitched-events.comDo not overdo it with social networks
"Couples now choose to have a hashtag (for example #TheMillersAreMarried) or for choosing a wedding unplugged"explains Briar Johnston, owner of Epic Events And as a guest, you must respect the couple's decision. Wait to share details (such as the bride's dress or bouquet) until the couple does too.
www.epicevents.caDon't steal the photo
This is especially frustrating during the family portrait session. "You can distract the portrayed and, therefore, their eyes will look in different directions instead of looking at the photographer," according to Agnes Neusse, owner of Neusse Photography.
Your solution? "Usually, I politely tell guests to let me shoot first, and then they."
www.neussephotography.comNot seen in white
Surely you already know, but it is worth repeating. "Nothing worse than being next to the bride and trying to match her," explains Brandi Hamerstone, owner of All Events Planned. It's girlfriend's day, so let her shine; Besides, you have all the other colors in the world to choose from.
alleventsplanned.comDo not take unexpected companions
The only thing worse than receiving an RSVP with two names, when only one has been invited, is when a guest arrives with a companion for whom they have not even confirmed their attendance. Nor assume that children are invited.
"If it's not clear, ask the couple if it's a family event or just for adults," recommends Lindsey Nickel, wedding planner at Lovely Day Events.
www.lovelydayevents.comDon't change seats
If you don't like where you have been seated or with whom, it is best that you settle and handle it in the best possible way. You will only be there for an hour or two (maximum) and surely the bride and groom have sat you there for some reason.Do not carry gifts
Tifany Wunschl, protocol expert in Gourmet Invitations, He says that most people don't know that gifts should not be brought to a wedding. Instead, you must send the items to the couple's house. In this way, the couple will not have to search and load boxes at the end of the night.Do not speak during speeches
Although you are not interested, it is an important moment for the couple and the family member or friend who is talking. Hamerstone He says that a good guest will leave his phone, stop talking and enjoy the moment with them.Don't make a spontaneous toast
When it comes to speeches, less ... is better. If the couple has not asked you to say a few words, you must assume that they do not want you to address their guests.Don't start dessert before boyfriends
Although the couple serves cupcakes or other individual treats instead of cake, it is tradition to wait for the couple to live their moment of cutting the cake before starting to eat desserts.Don't be disrespectful to the waiters
"The bar usually closes for guests to remain in their seats during dinner service or for economy," Hamerstone explains. So do not expect or demand that I attend you at any time during the banquet. Complaining to the waiters will not help and you could cause problems for the bride and groom.Do not get drunk
This should be obvious, but creating a scene by drinking too much is never right and you will only spoil the day of the bride and groom. If a waiter (or a loved one) catches your attention, pay attention to them.Don't take the centerpieces
Although in some weddings the flowers are given to the guests after the banquet, you should not assume that it always happens. Sometimes, vases and candles are rented, and the bride and groom could end up with an unexpected bill if you take items without asking.
Via: House Beautiful US