Let’s not dissemble: the atmosphere at adepends not only on the venue, decor, the amount of alcohol and the presenter. Guests — that’s who plays the most important role. Have you been invited to acelebration? Super! Read this article carefully and you will not get into trouble.
Got ainvitation? We tell you what to do with it
When you receive an invitation (usually six to eight weeks before the wedding), don’t let him get lost on the coffee table. Check the date of the event and check with your calendar, and then decide whether you will attend the wedding. Whether you can be or not, answer the invitation. A couple needs to know exactly how many people they can expect for their holiday in order to organize everything in the best possible way. The restaurant orders the required number of servings no later than two weeks before the wedding. Your reflections may seem natural to you, but they will add tension to the process of preparing for the celebration.
Go with the flow
We do not always share the opinions and preferences of our friends and relatives. And nowhere is our difference so clearly manifested as in the observance oftraditions: someone follows in the footsteps of mothers and grandmothers, someone does exactly the opposite!
Don’t run away when it’s time for the bride to toss the bouquet or the groom to take off the garter, and don’t try to whisper in someone’s ear how ridiculous you think it is! Even if you are not going to catch thebouquet, go out into the hall and put a smile on your face. It doesn’t matter what your true attitude towards these traditions is. This advice also works in reverse — do not talk about the importance and significance of the tradition of throwing a bouquet if the bride decided to exclude this ceremony from the list ofentertainment.
At your wedding, you will do exactly what you think is right, right?
Phone to the side
We know how hard it can be to resist temptation scroll Facebook feed or look in instant messengers, share your emotions and photos with friends. Even if the newlyweds encourage guests to share social media profiles and congratulatory posts in every possible way, do they really want to look at the hall filled with people on their phones? Not! They want their guests to attend their party, socialize and have a good time!
When you pick up the phone, you seem to say “I have something more interesting than you here”. Of course, physically you are at the wedding, but mentally you are with someone who is on the other end of the phone. Attend the wedding, enjoy the moment and put your phone away.
If you absolutely have to send a message, do it as quickly as possible.
Have some fun
Try! The bride and groom spend a lot of time thinking about their guests. From menu planning to entertainment selection, it’s important to them that everyone has a good time.
And let’s tell you a secret, there is nothing worse than unused ideas.
Even if it’s not your element, let it take you! The newlyweds made a lot of efforts, they tried very hard to think through every little thing to make the holiday interesting. Don’t give them a reason to be upset!
Read the invitation… carefully
Are you holding ainvitation? Read it again. Couples usually do their best to avoid confusion. Only those whose names appear in the text are invited. Newlyweds may have a smallbudget, so they are not waiting for your new boyfriend or your children with your husband.
Of course, the thought of attending awithout your partner can make you nervous, but trust the heroes of the occasion. They will put you at a table with like-minded people or people of your age, which will provide a pleasant opportunity to make new friends.
If your children are not invited, do not be offended! Book a babysitter and enjoy the night.
The best gift is the right gift
What to gift? Is this the most difficult question when the case concerns any holiday! Modern newlyweds are hard not to please, because they create wish lists gifts you would like to receive! You don’t have to break your head. All you have to do is select something from your wishlist — so you’re halfway there!
You shouldn’t be late
Not today! You can be proud of your habit of rushing everywhere at the last minute, hopping on a departing train, drinking coffee on the run, and rushing into meetings minutes after they start. But marriage is a completely different matter. Only future spouses have the right to defiantly and brightly appear at the door, attracting attention to themselves.
come to the ceremony site in advance and calmly take your seat.
Let white clothes wait for another reason
You may look absolutely stunning in white, but ais a special day for the bride, not for you. The invitation may include dress code or the color scheme of the holiday, and this will help you choose an outfit that will look harmonious and appropriate.
Do not block the bride and groom
Leave long stories about the bride or groom for a more informal setting, or for the final part of the celebration. And after the ceremony, say your wishes, just a few sentences of warm, sincere words, and give other guests the same opportunity.
Control your cocktails
Yeswhen champagne is on every corner, and even an open bar next to dance floor, it’s hard to deny yourself the pleasure of drinking another glass (or three). Sometimes we try to quench our thirst with alcohol! Do not refuse water and other soft drinks on the table. Let thebanquet be fun, but without consequences.
Even if you are a shy person or just picky about your company, try not to hide like a snail in a shell and run away to other guests you know for a long time. You are all at the party for the same reason, you are a close couple!
Therefore, if you wish, you will definitely find a topic for jokes and light conversations.
Take pictures, but calmly!
The couple hired a professionalphotographer for a reason. And so that they and each of the guests receive cool photos. Firstly, instead of seeing smiles on the faces of your guests, their outstretched hands with mobile phones are not very pleasant. Secondly, you can simply interfere with professionals doing their job. Of course, it is not forbidden to save a few beautiful details and touching moments as a keepsake. But it is better to do it tactfully, quickly and accurately.
When can you leave?
Thebanquet usually lasts about four hours. It’s worth staying at least until the cake is ceremonially cut. Many brides and grooms are ready to have fun until the morning and it’s hard to say goodbye to them. If you want or need to leave, you can find a close relative of the bride (for example, her mother) and thank him for the holiday. Ideally, before you leave, give the couple another congratulatory hug!