Tuesday, May 28, 2013

5 Easy Ways to be a Good Wedding Guest

 

With the beginning of wedding season upon us, take a minute to refresh your wedding guest Oh, that time of year is upon us.

#1 - Return your RSVP card.

Honestly, there is nothing more irritating than people who do not return their RSVPs. It is very
frustrating trying to figure out how many people to plan for when you have 20 RSVP floating around.  Seriously, you only have to check a box and sign your name, it could be worse, you could have to fill out this.

http://www.happyplace.com/16704/the-most-comprehensively-honest-wedding-rsvp-in-the-history-of-marriage


One final note on this, if you return your RSVP that you are coming at the last minute you can't make (I know it happens) - call the Bride (or her Mom or the Groom or his Mom) and tell them please.

#2 - Dress the Part

I can't believe I am saying this. 

  • No Jeans
  • No Shorts
  • No printed logo t-shirts
  • Men should not wear flip-flops
That is all.

#3 - Attend the Ceremony

I know the reception is the fun part, but there has been alot of planning and time spent on the ceremony as well.  Go and Enjoy.  Hold your partners hand while the Bride and Groom say their vows, it will remind you of yours.


#4 - Watch your fluid intake

The open bar is tempting. Remember you are a guest.   A couple of drinks will get you loosened up for the 'Electric Slide' - just don't get too loose, if you know what I mean.


#5 - Don't Forget the Gift

Wedding gifts are easy.  Cash is King.  Although as a precaution, I always advise people to write a check when possible, that way if something happens to the card box, you can stop payment, and write them a new one.  When determining an amount, keep in mind, that you at least want to cover your meal, and catered dinners go from $17 - $24 dollars.  Make the check out at least a $100 for a family of four.

Bonus Tip -  Enjoy Yourself

Eat, drink, dance.  Catch up with family and old friends, make some new ones!

~Cyn