A handbook of wedding guest etiquettes to follow

Don't ruffle feathers at a wedding!

There is nothing more exciting than attending a loved one’s wedding. From dressing up in gorgeous attires and dancing your heart out, to eating delicious food, the vibe of a wedding is unlike anything else. And since wedding season has just started, we thought it would be a great idea to list down a wedding etiquette guide! 

Don’t assume you can bring a plus one  

It doesn’t matter if it’s your best friend's wedding or your distant relative's, bringing an uninvited plus one is a big no-no. Not only does it throw off the happy couple’s budgeting, but it also gets awkward to have a random person in your wedding photos for years to come. And no, it is not okay to message the couple or their family asking if you can bring someone. That is an uncomfortable conversation no one likes to have.  

Be mindful of the dress code 

This one goes without saying. Always take note of the theme, if there is one, and dress accordingly. Don’t be the one under-dressed person in jeans at a wedding, it’s not a good look. Always wear something ethnic and dressy (even if you don’t know the bride and groom so well). And don’t forget to ask the couple getting married if there is a colour code that they want you to abide by. They have most likely put a lot of thought into it and it’s always best to stick to the script. 

Don’t hog all of the bride's or groom's time   

The couple most likely has a hundred things to do and a hundred people to meet. And so, it is basic etiquette to congratulate them, make small talk, and let them continue mingling. It doesn’t matter how close you are to the couple. Taking up too much of their time, calling them to ask questions or anything along those lines is just bad manners.  

Socialise responsibly and don’t criticise   

Don’t like the food? Don’t like the bride’s lehenga? Don’t like the fact that they’ve invited a certain family member you don’t get along with? Well, suck it up. You’re there to celebrate the bride and groom so be gracious, respect their choices, and don’t vocalise your negative opinions. 

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