Be A Good Guest

by Myrna 8. July 2012 06:50

 So many of us write about tips and articles to assist the bride and groom, so today I want to address the role of the guest.

Receivng an invitation to a wedding from a family member, a work colleague, or a friend is truly an honor. You have been slected to help those close to you celebrate a wonderful part of their life.

It is important to remember these few tips so you can be the ideal guest:


Please make sure that you respond in a timely manner to the invitation

Arrive to the ceremony at least 20 minutes before the ceremony is to begin

If you arrive late, do stand at the back of the church

Keep cellphones on silent

Have fun at the reception and partake in the dancing

Respect the couple's wishes even if they aren't what you would choose

Dress appropriately



Cancel and then show up anyway

Change your mind about attending; the guest count is confirmed and  the couple has had to pay for you

Sit in the first row.  It is intended for immediate family

Wear jeans unless the couple has requested that attire

Take ceremony or reception photos unless the couple approve

Get in the way of the professional photographer

Text or tweet during the ceremony


These tips seem so silly to you, I am sure, but after being in the wedding business for so long, I can tell you that I have seen all of these rude mannered items take place.

So, be honored if invited to the wedding , be a good guest ,and have a great time!


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